Six iconic images feature on the 2021 Anzac biscuit commemorative tins.
The tins – which contain Anzac biscuits – are produced by Major League Brands with proceeds going to the RSL to support its work assisting veterans and their families.
All six tins have been dedicated to the 80th Anniversary for the Battle of Crete with images including:
- Three Stuka Force planes screaming down, the seaside town of Chania
- The airborne invasion as the menacing spectacle that confronted the ANZAC and Allied Forces
- The Australian RAF Spitfire crew including Australia airmen returning from Rethymnon
- The Australian War Memorial in Canberra
- The ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney
- The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne
Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand President Mr. Tony Tsourdalakis and the Battle of Crete & Greece Commemorative Council Chairman Mr. Jim Papadimitriou both agreed that it was a great honour to have Crete and its connection to Anzac chosen to feature on this year’s commemorative tins.
Anzac biscuits are made using rolled oats, sugar, plain flour, coconut, butter, golden syrup, bicarbonate of soda and boiling water.
These iconic biscuits were originally made by wives and women’s groups to send to the ANZAC soldiers abroad.
This is the second time that an image from the Greece and Crete campaigns has featured on the tins.
In 2017, the image of the diggers on the Acropolis, resting beneath the famous Caryatids of the Erechtheion, featured on the commemorative Anzac biscuit tin.
A limited number of tins remain at selected major Woolworths, Coles and Aldi supermarkets across Australia.
It is a beautiful memento of the year when Anzacs came to Greece in WWII.