National Day for War Animals
Animals have played a vital role in the support and protection of Australian soldiers during war and warlike operations.
Horses and camels provided transport, birds aided communication across enemy lines, dogs tracked enemies and protected soldiers from improvised explosive devices, and a range of animals served as companions or unit mascots across all conflicts.
National Day for War Animals recognises the service and sacrifice of animals in war, and is observed annually on the 24th of February. To mark this day, the Memorial Shop presents a commemorative range of products and images from our collection – available for purchase now in store and online.