It is ANZAC Day tomorrow, and it is a time where we honour memories of sacrifices given in so many ways. The story of what happened in East Timor during WW2, though not widely known, is also remarkable.

In 2012, on behalf of ‘Across the Timor Sea’, Jan gave the Villagers of Ailalec a plaque, (honouring the WW2 friendship formed between Ailalec locals and Australian Commandos) which they later installed.

The outcome was outstanding, and when Jan was last there, Don Walker, who was with the group, particularly wanted to visit the site because he is the son of Max Walker (the 2/4th Commanding Officer of the Australian Commandos in Ailalec Village during 1942).


At the plaque honouring the friendship between Domingos Baretto and Norman Nicolay.

Lest we forget.