Wingham RSL Sub-branch Remembrance Day service

Sub-branch members Brian Willey and John Muxlow behind, Red Cross representative Norieda Fotheringham, Ron Irwin, Terry Keegan and Von Hobson prepare to lay wreaths at the Wingham cenotaph.
Sub-branch members Brian Willey and John Muxlow behind, Red Cross representative Norieda Fotheringham, Ron Irwin, Terry Keegan and Von Hobson prepare to lay wreaths at the Wingham cenotaph.

Leading up to Remembrance Day on November 11, 2020, members of the Wingham RSL Sub-branch sat and sold poppies and tokens at Wingham Plaza and at the Wingham Services Club and were pleased with the response in the current situation with restrictions being placed on them due to COVID-19.

A more informal Remembrance Day service was held at the Wingham Town Hall at 11am on the day this year due to the restrictions, with those attending pleased to have been able to pay their respects and lay wreaths on the cenotaph in memory of family members and relatives who had served in all conflicts involving Australian Service personnel.

Sun-branch president Terry Gould led the service with Rev Trevor Leggott OAM saying the prayers and Eric Richardson OAM reciting The Ode.

Following the service at the town hall, Manning Pipes and Drum member Graeme Clarke and Wingham RSL Sub-branch member Ron Irwin visited Wingham Court for a short service for the residents.

At 3pm the Wingham RSL Sub-branch members gathered at the Wingham Services Club auditorium for their monthly meeting which was preceded by another short service which include the Ode and National Anthem.

Thanks to the WSC for the use of the auditorium, the lovely table decorations appropriate for the day organised by staff and the help in setting up the flags and banners etc

After the meeting all enjoyed friendship and some nibbles, for the first time in about eight months, supplied by the Wingham Services Club to round off the day and during this time the branch raffle was drawn and won Irene Henderson, Lloyd Parstow and Eric Richardson - thank you to everyone for their support with this project.

Pam Muxlow is the sub-branch publicity officer