Ross to visit Anzac Cove
TODAY ROSS Patrick and his daughter Erin, 22, are visiting Anzac Cove, where Mr Patrick's grandfather Col and thousands of other Australians stormed the beaches at Gallipoli.
Mr Patrick's mother Noelle said her son had always been interested in the Gallipoli campaign and the exploits of his grandfather, an original Anzac.
"He's always wanted to visit Gallipoli, and now he is there with his daughter,'' she said.
"I think it is lovely that he arranged to be there on the 90th anniversary of the campaign.''
Mr Patrick planned to attend the Dawn Service at Gallipoli as part of a tour of Turkey.
The trip was part of an extended holiday which also included a visit to a major Florida, USA, air show.
"Ross is also interested in planes as his father (the late Noel Patrick) was a pilot in the Second World War,'' Mrs Patrick said.
Mrs Patrick said Col Patrick had also been a World War II veteran.
She said she was concerned for the safety of her son and granddaughter in view of the caution issued by Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer for travellers in Turkey to be aware of the potential of danger.
"I'll be watching the Dawn Service at Anzac Bay on the television and I'll be there with Ross and Erin in spirit.