Due to the significance of the 75th Anniversary of the Anzacs in Greece the Greek Presidential Guard has been given rare special permission by the RSL to guard the Sydney Cenotaph
The dates and times are:
- Wednesday 20th 12.30 until 1.30 pm
- Thursday 21st 12.30 until 1.30 pm and
- Friday 22nd 8.30am until 9.30 am
The Presidential Guard is an elite ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Presidential Mansion and the gate of Evzones camp in Athens.
The unit is famous around the world for its unique traditional uniform, which has evolved from the clothes worn by the klephts who fought the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The most visible item of this uniform is the fustanella, a kilt-like garment. Their proven valour and peculiar dress turned them into a popular image for the Greek soldier.
Below you see some images from an earlier event at the Cenotaph.