ANZAC Day 2014 & AGM
The desire for the RSL March Coordinators to have descendants march at the rear of the parade appears to finally come to fruition, and the form up locations have changed.
Our Originals and descendants will assemble in Castlereagh Street facing south to head onto King Street at 11.10 am. We will march as a Division under our Unit Banners and with our “Originals” .
The RSL has planned for WW2 Army Veterans to assemble at 8.30-8.45 am in Hunter Street to head onto Pitt Street facing west. Any veteran marching will be allowed one carer only. Those that cannot march will go in Land Rovers. The SES will be on hand to assist in the loading and unloading of the Originals. (see email to Ron Ferguson )
The RSL will now permit a unit banner to accompany those originals marching in the WW2 contingent.
Under this new regime, Veterans / Originals will be left to wait for the descendants to finish, however we have been informed that there will be seats at the War Memorial in Hyde Park that can be used.
Please contact the Secretary, James Waring, if you require a wheelchair for the march on 0411964095 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Lunch & AGM
We’re back at Tattersalls Club, the club approached the Association and asked if we’d be interested to use their venue again. Given the associations long standing with the club, a decision was made that we would return to the club. Due to the changes in the march format, and the uncertainty of some timings the Lunch has been booked so that we can gain access to the room from 1:30-2:00pm.
Lunch will cost $100, which will include a two course meal, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and Association Membership.
The address of Tattersals Club is 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney opposite Hyde Park.
ANZAC Day Free Travel & AGM
Free travel is provided to NSW serving and ex-serving members of the ADF and their families by CityRail, Sydney Ferries and Sydney metropolitan and outer metropolitan bus operators, to attend ANZAC Day services.
Serving members to be in uniform, and ex-serving personnel must display their medals, or carry official documentation from their local RSL Branch to obtain free travel.
Free travel will also be automatically available for war widows / widowers who carry a war widows’ / widowers’ Gold Card, or a formal letter issued by the RSL to confirm their status, or travel with an eligible relative.
When making their booking, veterans using ‘Countrylink’ services, will be required to have their status confirmed by their local sub-Branch on a letter bearing the sub-Branch letterhead.