Anzac Day March, Brisbane 2018
Once again, the Assn marched in the parade. There were approx. 28 members. In the absence of Snappy Tom who is absent-with-leave, the photos below are provided. There were some comments about how slow the Pipes and Drums in front of us was. Normal military marching time is 116 paces per minute. The Scots march at about 86 paces per minute. This made for a difficult march and keeping in step.
Brisbane. Waiting to step off. Gil Harvey-Hall with Australian flag, Tony Boulter with PNG flag.
Ian Thompson (2nd L. facing camera) Jess Hansford, Mike Griffin and Paul Brown in Juniper Greens
Mike Zimmerman (partly obscured), Joe Hall, Peter Rogers, Bob Collins, Kevin Shorthouse, John McGrath (back to camera) Barry Beaman, Simon Hui
Waiting to step off. Bob Collins, Paul Brown (in Juniper Greens) Kieran Nelson with PNG flag, Tony Boulter with Association flag.
So much for the official part of the day... now to the frivolity and friendship!
Chris Lawrey, Bob Collins, John McGrath (above and below)
Ian Thompson, John Batze, Rowena Langan.
Paul Brown, Mike Griffin and Douglas Ng
Centre. Charles Nelson who had made the journey from Canberra
Centre. Rev John Mudge from Malanda, Nth Qld, who had only that morning arrived from Europe.
Martin O'Sullivan (R)
Glen O'Brien, Mal Zimmerman, Mike Zimmerman, Marie Zimmerman, Gil Harvey-Hall.
John Christopher, Ralph Seeto, Glen O'Brien in background.
Roy Edward (2nd L.)
Paul Brown, Mick Griffin, Douglas Ng.
Some of the crowd. Mal Zimmerman (L.) and Ian Thompson (foreground)
Trevor Connell and Chris Lawrey who had travelled from Canberra
Trevor Connell and his son, Jonathan, who is a Musician in the Australian Army Band - Brisbane.