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Reserve Forces Day 2010

 The National Parade, Sydney 4 July 2010.  

Please activate the button to your left to view 100 slides of the National Parade provided by Sam Groves, Her Excellency's official photographer.
Please activate the button to your left to view TV News (Channel 7, ABC and SBS) coverage of the National Parade in Sydney on 4 July 2010.
Please activate the button to your left to view a slideshow of the National Parade in Sydney on 4 July 2010 prepared by Peter Butterworth.

Her Excellency The Governor General Ms Quentin Bryce AC added a very personal touch to the National Parade in Sydney on 4 July 2010.  She inspected the parade on foot speaking to many reservists past and present, thanking them for their service.

 

Please activate the button to your left to download the Governor-General's Address to he Sydney Parade 4 Jul 10.

 The Melbourne Parade, 3 July 2010. go to top of page

An outstanding parade in Melbourne on 3 July 2010. Very well attended with Keith Payne VC and The Hon Allan Griffin MP, minister for Veterans' Affairs as guests of honour.

 

  Newcastle NSW 3 July 2010 go to top of page



  Horsham Vic 18 July 2010 go to top of page

It was planned to hold RFD at the CMF/ARES / NS Memorial in Sawyer Park Horsham. However with the event of heavy rain leading up to the day and that the weather bureau forecast more heavy rain on the day it was evident that the park would not be suitable for the parade. The decision was made to transfer the RFD Service to the Horsham Army Reserves Training Depot. This decision was justified by all attending as the day proved to be very wet and cold. Two pipers from the Horsham Pipe Band piped the people attending into the Training Depot. The depot was packed to capacity. In attendance was representing the Mayor of Horsham Rural City Council Cr Bernard Gross who spoke on behalf of the council, Mr John Forrest MP Federal Member for Mallee who presented ribbons to the twelve Reservists who had overseas service, Brig Neale Bavigton RFD ED (Ret) was the Guest speaker. Prior to the parade a number of ex 36 Transport Company RAASC / RAEME / RACT members raised the money and had produced a banner in memory of CMF/ NS/ ARES and Regular Army personnel who served in the unit in Horsham and Stawell between 1952 and 1975.

The banner was dedicated by Capt Allan Morrison of the Horsham Salvation Army. The President of Horsham Sub Branch RSL Mr John Brondsema delivered a short address “In remembrance of departed comrades.”

A wreath laying ceremony was conducted with the wreaths being transferred to the Memorial at Sawyer Park at the conclusion of the service. The President of the RSL also conducted the Ode -Last Post etc with the service concluding with the National Anthem. Following the service the members of the Horsham Branch Vietnam Veterans provided a BBQ lunch. Members of the Horsham Aero Club who were to do a fly over were unable to fly owing to the weather conditions, Also in attendance were members of 128 Transport Troop of 15 Tpt Sqn RACT, 422 Sqn Australian Air Force Cadets, 4th Light Horse Troop (Less horses) all in uniform who lined the walls of the Training depot. Past members of 4/19th Armoured Regiment PWLH, 36 Transport Company, Horsham Branch National Service Assn. Wimmera Mail Times Cpl Ray Harris ex RAEME who recorded the service on video. Members of Horsham RSL and the general public.

Maj J.R. Amos RFD Ed (Ret) Chairman RFD Horsham



  Parkes NSW 3 July 2010 go to top of page

 

 Morning Tea with Her Excellency the Governor of NSW July 2010  

Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO hosted a number of past and serving reservists to morning tea at Government House, Sydney on Thursday 1 July 2010 in commemoration of Reserve Forces Day.

Please activate the button to your left to download and view Lieutenant Commander Connolly's thank you speech to Her Excellency.





 



 Manning Valley Parade 27 June 2010 go to top of page



 National Parade Rehearsal 27 June 2010 go to top of page

National Parade rehearsals have been conducted, on Sunday 27 July 2010 and all was made ready for Her Excellency the Governor General to inspect the parade in Sydney on Sunday 4 July 2010.


 Victor Harbour 20 June 2010 go to top of page

This year’s Reserve Forces Day in South Australia was held on Sunday 20th June at Victor Harbour with the Governor, Rear Admiral Kevin Scare and Mrs Scarce, attending. It was a very successful parade with 20 South Australian Mounted Rifles Association (SAMRA) members participating. The parade was followed by a luncheon provided by the Victor Harbour RSL. Ron Teusner, president of the SAMRA had the responsibility for organising the event for the Reserve Forces Council, and without the support of Peter Cameron and the SAMRA Committee the day would not have been the success it was. SAMRA also organised and supported the Reserve Forces Day pre event dinner held at the Hotel Victor on the Saturday night prior.

 Community Service Announcements go to top of page

Her Excellency has kindly to consented to record this year's video Community Service Announcements for our parades.

  The button to your left takes you to The Governor General's Community Service Announcement for New South Wales.

  The button to your left takes you to The Governor General's Community Service Announcement for the rest of Australia.

  The button to your left takes you The Audio Community Service Announcement.

 Wagga's celebration Saturday 12 June 2010 go to top of page

This year was a very special one for Wagga. It included a celebration of the Docker St Depot Centenary.

Assembly was at Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga Near Union Club Hotel at 10.00 am for March off at 10.30 am. Service in the Victory Memorial Gardens National Servicemen’s and Reserve Forces Monument 11.00 am. It included acknowledging All ADF Reservist’s Overseas Service and the 1910-2010 Docker St Depot Centenary.

 

 

 NATIONAL & NSW RFD LAUNCH SHORE SCHOOL SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER 2009 go to top of page

The 2010 Reserve Forces Day celebrations were launched by the Commander Second Division, Major General Craig Williams AM at Shore School Sydney on Saturday 5 December 2010.  The ceremony consisted of a parade of the Association Standards led by former commanders of the Second Division, 5 and 8 Brigades marshalled by Warrant Officer Harry Crampton, and commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Butler.

Each reservist at the launch who had served overseas and was present was then presented with a special sky blue ribbon to commemorate their service by The Hon Mr Roger Price MP representing the Prime Minister.

This was followed by speeches from Lieutenant Colonel John Moore AM, RFD, ED summing up the year 2009 (you can see the slide show he used to illustrate this by activating the button below); The Hon Sir Laurence Street AC, KMG, QC detailing the Reserve Forces Day plans for 2010; Captain Barrie Newman RFD, ED about his service in Kashmir and Vietnam (see button below to download transcript; Commander The Hon Peter Collins AM, RFD, QC on his service in Iraq; The Hon Roger Price MP who read the Prime Minister's message of support (see button below to access); and Major General Craig Williams AM who officially Launched Reserve Forces day 2010.

 

  The button to your left takes you to a short video of the 2010 Launch ceremony.

  The button to your left takes you to a slide show of the 2010 Launch ceremony.

  The button to your left takes you to the Prime Minister's Message as read by The Hon Roger Price MP at the National Launch.

  The button to your left takes you to the notes used by Capt Barrie Newman a Reservist who served in UN and SVN when he spoke on his overseas service.

  The button to your left takes you to a media release on the then proposed National Launch.

  The button to your left takes you to a slide show summarising Reserve Forces Day 2009.

 2010 - Year of those Reservists who Served Overseas  

Planning is well underway for our Reserve Forces Day 2010 celebrations.

Our concept for 2010 is to acknowledge members who have served overseas in operations and have been awarded a medal for that service. 

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Reserve Forces Day Council Inc
RECOGNISING THE VALUE OF RESERVE SERVICE TO THE NATION ON JULY 1
Patron in Chief His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
National Chairman the Honourable Tim Fischer AC
National Executive Officer and NSW Chairman Lieutenant Colonel John Moore OAM RFD ED Retd

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