Please use ANZAC not Anzac

As, what I believe to be, the premier defence force publication please, please, please stop authors using ‘Anzac’.
It is ‘ANZAC’

Regards, Tracy.


Hi Tracy,

Sorry to ruffle your feathers further – but, officially it is more proper that Anzac should be used when referring to anything that isn’t specifically the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps – for example, Anzac Day.

DVA is the authority on this subject. Find what they say on the matter, here.

The Australian War Memorial has a long explanation of usage since 1915, but doesn’t specifically say which way we should use it – though they do link to DVA as the authoritative source.

The same is true in New Zealand.

That said, however, it isn’t a hard-and-fast rule, according to DVA.

What’s more important is consistency.

But, I’m on your side. Therefore, CONTACT’s house style or rule is, ANZAC in all cases.

That said, I can’t edit/vet every post, but I do my best to keep it consistent.

Brian Hartigan

P.S. Thank you very much for holding CONTACT in such high regard 😉






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