Planning for the Centenary of the 1919 Peace Regatta 02

Introduction This is a second post in a record of planning for the centenary of the Royal Henley Peace Regatta . An introductory post can be found here. One of the planning group, Ross Gibson, has followed up on finding this picture of the Australian crew crossing the finishing line with his reflection on War, … Continue reading Planning for the Centenary of the 1919 Peace Regatta 02

Planning for the Centenary of the 1919 Peace Regatta 01

On Saturday 5 July 1919 a crew from the Australian Imperial Force defeated Oxford University at the Royal Henley Peace Regatta to win the King’s Cup. The Australian crew comprised: Sergeant A. R. Robb (Bow) (Derwent Rowing Club) Lieutenant¬† F. A. House (2) (Derwent Rowing Club) Lieutenant¬† T. McGill (3) (Leichhardt Rowing Club) Gunner A. … Continue reading Planning for the Centenary of the 1919 Peace Regatta 01

The Story of the King’s Cup: 1919-2019

This year marks the centenary of the Peace Regatta (link). I have been writing about preparations for the centenary since 2014 when I learned about Bruce Coe’s research into the Regatta (link) Bruce’s research is in his latest book, Pulling Through, published to coincide with the celebrations at Henley in July this year (link). It … Continue reading The Story of the King’s Cup: 1919-2019