Camden Anzac Day dawn service 2019 attracts record crowd

At 4.30am Camden's main street is usually deserted but today it was a hive of activity as people made the trek to the Camden RSL Sub-branch Anzac Day Dawn Service.

This year's event attracted a record-breaking crowd with thousands of locals braving the cold to commemorate Australia's service men and women.

The somber affair was lead by sub-branch president Iain Richard Evan.

He made note of this year's large crowd and the importance of taking the time to pay our respects to fallen Anzacs.

One Nation deputy leader and Camden local Mark Latham delivered the commemorative address.

Camden resident Major Lachlan Slatyer gave a moving speech about the Battle of Long Tan.

The battle is the most recognised Australian lead conflict as a part of the Vietnam War and one of the longest battles in the war.

Major Slatyer said the battle showed the true Anzac spirit of "courage, initiative and loyalty."

He spoke about how the Anzac spirit was alive and well today.

Blue skies appeared on the horizon just as Mr Richard Evan recited the Ode which was followed by the sounding of the Reverie, a minute's silence and finally The Last Post.

The only sound during the minute's silence was birds welcoming the early morning sun.

The service was finished with the New Zealand national anthem, God Save The Queen and the Australian National Anthem, Advance Australia Fair.

Many residents have ventured to local cafes to enjoy some breakfast before watching the annual Anzac Day March down Argyle Street at 10.30am.