Australian Defence Force, Australia
The Australian King’s Cup crew in 2019 is open to all services, has generated significant numbers of competitive athletes and will be the first time a combined service crew has competed in an international rowing event.
Below the Chief of Defence Staff with the formal invitation to race at The King’s Cup, the map of the Henley Royal Regatta course and the record of the Australian winning crew that raced in 1919. To his right is the 1919 King’s Cup won in the Royal Henley Peace Regatta and behind him the Devanha Oars and the Ascot Boat used during the landings at Gallipoli at the Gallipoli Exhibition, the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
General Angus J. Campbell, AO, DSC, Chief of the Defence Force
The Australian crew represents the modern Australian Defence Force, with men and women drawn from all ranks and all services – full time and reservists. Medics to Engineers, veterans from recent conflicts and new recruits who have just started their military careers from across Australia, are brought together in the Australian crew united by their love of the sport. They are all conscious that the last time an Australian military crew raced at Henley, they brought back a rather special cup. That cup is now the perennial prize for the Australian Interstate Men’s Champions of Australia.
The 2019 Crew
Details and profiles of the Australian 2019 crew to follow.