President’s Report 1995
On the 19th July 1940, l was seconded from a Field Artillery Regiment to join Lt Col J W Rhoden, ed, and three other artillery officers to commence the procedure of the formation of our Anti-Aircraft Regiment. Now, fifty-five years later, those of us who are left, join together at a reunion to pay homage to those who were killed or have died since. I sincerely hope that all our remaining members have kept in good health, and in respect of those who passed away during the year I send my heartfelt sympathy to their families and friends in the unit.
It is amazing how time passes – my eldest son, nine months old when the unit was formed, is now fifty-six. You would be aware that this year all Australians are asked to commemorate the end, fifty years ago, of World War 2. A big turn-up is expected for the Anzac Day March. The general public enthusiastically supports this pilgrimage – many who attend are widows, children and new Australians.
We would like all our Regiment’s men who can march to join behind our proud banner on April 25th. This call applies to not only original members of the Regiment but also to those who joined in Palestine and later. We are all equal in our right and responsibility to march because each one volunteered for whatever service was demanded of us.
By marching we assist the people’s commemoration of our friends who served but are no longer with us.