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Autumn 2018 Newsletter

There was two months break and we resumed in February, 2018

A picture show day was organised by Brian Jones and Bruce Robberds on 8th February 2018 at Stockrington.   There was a good attendance and followed by lunch at the Minmi Hotel.

15th February, 2018, A Service to commemorate the Fall of Singapore;  also the bombing of Darwin on the 19th February, 1942 was held at Goffet Park and wreaths and books placed on epitaph followed by a barbeque at the rear of R.S.L. Sub-Branch Office.

Combined Forces meeting was held at Mayfield Diggers, 26th February, 2018 and was attended by Bruce, Des, Janice, Kevin, Marjorie and myself.  Nothing new came from the meeting except Reserve Forces Day, 30th, June, 2018.

Owen Rowney spoke about the Light Horse.

Newcastle Branch put their hand up to hold the next meeting to be held at the Waterboard Bowling Club, North Lambton, 29-may -2018

3rd March, 2018 was the Westlake Macquarie National Servicemen’s Association Service was held at Goffet Park, Toronto,;  Supported by the Australian Armed Forces Rifle Re enactment Group.  Newcastle Bagpipe Band did the honours for the day.  Tributes of Roses and Wreaths were laid on the memorial.

Newcastle Memorial Service 17th March,2018 at Maitland Park was attended by Bruce, Des, Alf, Brian Smith and myself.  I placed a wreath on the memorial stone.  It was a good service with the assistance of Army and Airforce Cadets and the Army Rifle Re enactment Group also a Bagpipe Band.  A barbeque was held at the site.


Vice President

Gordon Maxwell