Gloucester takes time out to remember

Gloucester residents gathered to remember the men and women who have served for Australia.

Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) Gloucester sub branch held a Remembrance Day service at the Gloucester Memorial Park Cenotaph Clock Tower on Saturday, November 11. 

Remembrance Day has been held in Commonwealth countries since the end of the First World War to remember members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

RSL sub branch member, Bob Hewett was the master of ceremonies calling upon members, Tom Yates and Dallas Heard to speak to the crowd. Sub branch president, Alan Vale also addressed the community along with reverend Rob Llewellyn. 

A moment of silence was held in recognition of those who have fallen, followed by the playing of the bagpipes by Clyde Murray from Diamond Beach.

School captains from Gloucester Public, St Joseph’s Primary, Barrington Public and Gloucester High schools laid a wreath at the base of the clock tower, along with members of community groups including the Inter Church Council, Gloucester RSL sub branch, Gloucester RSL sub branch Women;s Auxiliary and MidCoast Council.

Gloucester Australian Air Force Cadet, Georgia Dark was joined by Taree Cadets in performing the Mounting of the Guard and the raising and lowering of the flags during the service.