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After more than three years in captivity as a prisoner of war, Sergeant Frank Elliott of the Australian Army Service Corps arrives home to Australia and is greeted enthusiastically on the ship's gangplank by his brother, Joe. (AWM 122060)

After more than three years in captivity as a prisoner of war, Sergeant Frank Elliott of the Australian Army Service Corps arrives home to Australia and is greeted enthusiastically on the ship's gangplank by his brother Joe, a member of the 6th Division Cavalry Commando Regiment, in 1945. (AWM 122060)

Over a century of wars, conflicts and peace operations, the moment of repatriation is one that many veterans have treasured. (DVA_Welcome_HMASWaterhen_0406)

Over a century of wars, conflicts and peace operations, the moment of repatriation is one that many veterans have treasured. (DVA_Welcome_HMAS Waterhen_0406)