Secretary’s Report 2005
The Sentry’s Log
Home Grown Terrorist?
Frank Hands (8) recalls teaching Gunner George Young how to swim at the jetty located at the Swan River in the West in 1942. George weighed 17 stone and was not confident. With a rope around his waist he was persuaded to jump into the water. During the ensuing panic, George lost his dentures. Mick Falcke dived in and located them.
Frank and his mate Bertie were in Canberra recently, re-visiting the Australian War Memorial. Around lunchtime, alarm bells and sirens sounded. Security guards blocked all exits because of a bomb scare. Bertie looked for his camera and recalled that he had left it with his papers in a parcel near the bomber “G for George”. It turned out that this package had caused the bomb scare! Next morning, they faced up for re-entry to the Museum. “Oh, not you back again'” was the welcome! Oh well, it was good to keep the security people alert.
Incidentally, Frank travelled to London late last year with his son Stephen and his family. They were well looked after by their Car Club friends, Brian Moore and his family, who got them out with the Vintage Sports Car Club and Veteran Car Club enthusiasts. Highlights of their journey were visits to the Kensington Science and York Railway Museums and the beautiful City of Cambridge.