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Anzac Day
« on: March 19, 2020, 02:23:55 PM »
Dear All - Just a thought on this Anzac day - I intend seperately, getting as many mates to work together (Individually) and every ex-military vehicle that I/we own and proudly fly the Australian flag and convoy past the RSL, the hospital, nursing homes and every other major community instalation to show that we will never forget.  Timings are the same as every Anzac Day in your local area, but in this way the risk to the population and us is about as low as you can get; and some people may see our message, pause to reflect, and pass it on.  I have my local home town covered but there are many ex-military vehicle owners accross this great land and this is one way of showing our respects.  All invited - - just get out and show the flag, remember and respect -

Just a thought!       STDDIVER

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Re: Anzac Day
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2020, 07:00:47 PM »
Great idea Frank,

I like it a lot :)

Cheers,

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Re: Anzac Day
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 07:12:17 PM »
Thanks Mick - Let's see what comes of this - my RSL really like the idea as it is a safe and doable activity and in a small way takes the Anzac message out there.  I wonder how many other towns could do likewise?

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 07:17:11 PM »
Very true,

I hope it takes off 👍

Good luck

Cheers,

Mick

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Re: Anzac Day
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 08:30:23 AM »
Great idea!

Pity none of mine work  :(

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Re: Anzac Day
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 08:27:19 PM »
I think its a great idea  im like chazza got a 109 but is nowhere near ready  but those guys give their all for us now its our turn to show the respect they deserve           cheers john

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Re: Anzac Day
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 12:04:24 PM »
Thanks for the thumbs up, Charlie, Mick and John.  Our local RSL has approved the plan, I dare say it will alter as things progress, but in principle - subject to fine tuning -  it will keep the focus on a positive Anzac day.  It's a pity we are so far apart, I'd be happy to loan you a ex-mil vehicle!   8)

I reckon at least everyone that can fly the Australian flag on this important day. 

Cheers  Frank


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Re: Anzac Day
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 09:31:56 AM »
Woohoo!

Well done Frank,

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Re: Anzac Day
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 07:52:35 PM »
FYI Frank,

As mentioned earlier, I really like your idea and would like to put it out there for Melbourne based members to get on board with a Melbourne convoy thru the CBD and surrounding suburbs on ANZAC Day ( sanctions permitting)

In  discussion with Mike K , our initial thoughts would be to visit some memorials along the route and lay a wreath.

Again if sanctions permit.

I will also contact the VMVC "head shed" and see if they'd like to get on board. Stay tuned boys.

Cheers,

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Re: Anzac Day
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2020, 12:31:26 PM »

Hi Mick - We have a plan of the RSL notifying the local press and radio station well in advance of Anzac Day, then on the day, remaining in vehicles with the appropriate distances between persons and safety protocols, driving from the RSL along the route usually marched to the Cenotaph.  A single person to lay a wreath, the Ode to be recited and two minutes silence.  Everyone remains in their vehicles.  The ANF to be in the lead vehicle and all other service flags flown in the following vehicles in the protocol order.  Then drive from there down the main street, past hospital and nursing homes etc then dispersal from the RSL.  If some streets would like us to drive past we will accommodate this to show the flags and pay respects.  Residents would stay on their own property.   The RSL committee has been fantastic.   Being a member I suppose it makes it easier to arrange as I have in every other year been the MC for both the dawn and 11am ceremonies and, as with many others, strongly feel we have to do something..

It would be fantastic if something like this or similar could be done in as many towns and locations as possible ... ... Subject to whatever controls are in place I expect.

I appreciate your enthusiasm Mick, and please continue to do whatever you can -

Cheers  Frank

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Re: Anzac Day
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2020, 09:23:39 AM »
Hi ALL
Any news or ideas about doing something for Anzac Day ? I will personally take my Perentie ,( if is not lockdown ) to do a few laps around Campbeltown RSL and memorial , as I participate every year in the parade over there

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