Formal Dining Night, United Services Club, Brisbane. 2005
53 Members and guests attended our annual Regimental Mixed Dinner Reunion at the United Services Club. Dining President was Cape Phil Ainsworth with Consul General Mr Paul Nerau, LLB, as Guest Speaker, and Mrs Pauline Nerau.
Guests included Colonel Bryan and Ms Todd; from the top end, Sgt Trevor Connell; and from Victoria, Bob &Dawn Harvey-Hall, and Percy Neville. Visiting from Port Moresby was former Sgt Marea Gaigo - ex Mortar Platoon, PNGVR.
Dining Vice, Sgt Col Gould presented the Consul General with a pen set engraved with the PNGVR Badge to mark 2005 as the 30th Anniversary of Papua New Guinea independence.
Dimer was preceded by sherry in the Bar before the official party was piped into the dining room by Piper Capt, Thorersen.
The thee course dinner was then enjoyed and accompanied ty red and white table wine and port.
As the bar shutters came down at a late hour, Col Gould, Bob Collins, Nom Mundy, Barry Wright, and Percy Neville were still conducting a post diner"debriefing" similar to the "debriefings' conducted after night Parades in PNG all those year ago.
Mr & Mrs Phil Ainsworth arriving at the USC
Norm Mundy and Phil Ainsworth
Sherries prior to sitting down.
Bob Collins & Nicola Green chatting prior to sitting down.
Mr Vice - Sgt Colin Gould presents the engraved pen to Mr Paul Nerau, PNG Consul General for Queensland.
Dr Bryan Todd proposing a toast.
Paul Brown has a word to say.
Kevin Cheatham responding to a toast.
Chris Lowrey, Trevor Connell (Travelled from Canberra), Capt Doug Thoresen (Piper).
Joyce and Gerry McGrade
Bruce and Jenny Crawford
Ralph and lilly Seeto
Doug and Fran Ng
Bob and Dawn Harvey-Hall
Pam and Barry Wright.
Jack and Judy Hobbins
Owen and Joy Barry