War historian Allan Udy honouring one of his fallen ancestors.
Those who made the ultimate sacrifice, are now buried in far-off fields under the silver fern.
It is said that one New Zealand Ensign, and thousands of silver fern badges and southern cross buttons went ashore with our soldiers at Gallipoli, tens of thousands of silver ferns were present on the uniforms of our brave NZ soldiers of both world wars, so what did they really fight for?
'Let's not get caught up in the "... our servicemen fought for our current flag.." argument – our lost servicemen have lain under the silver fern for over 100 years in some cases.
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Allan also writes;
'Our New Zealand servicemen who fell in foreign lands have lain under the silver fern for over 100 years in some cases. The Silver Fern flag would be a lot easier to spot in the many Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries around the world compared to the current flag, which when furled is difficult to identify from a distance'