Biggenden’s commemoration a proud moment for the Duncans
ANZAC Day was a proud day for Vietnam veteran Geoff Duncan as he marched side by side with his children at Biggenden’s march.
The Gooroolba grazier spent 10 months and 11 days in Vietnam where he served in signals in 1969.
“It’s been a proud moment having Cameron and Leila in attendance,” he said.
“The service here is always good.
“The cuppa afterwards gives everyone a chance to have a yarn.”
Wife Chris said it was awesome to see the family march beside each other.
“They (Cameron and Leila) have turned into wonderful, productive, successful human beings,” she said.
“I can't help but be proud.”
Cameron and Leila said it was nice to see their dad being so proud.
“It was amazing to march with him,” they said.
Both marched as children for Coalstoun Lakes and Biggenden State School and in later years in dawn services and services wherever they were posted.
Cameron served in the Air Force for eight-and-a-half years as an avionics technician working on the super hornets. He has now transferred to the reserves.
He now works at Airbus Helicopters as a technical assessor on helicopters at Brisbane airport.
“I am so excited about my new job,” he said.
Leading Aircraft Woman (LACW) Leila Duncan has seen deployment in Afghanistan in her role, called movements.
“Being able to perform this job in the real-life situations which included packing up the Australian Contingent in Tarin Kowt gave me great pride and satisfaction,” she said.
PROUD MOMENT: Anzac Day was a special moment for Gooroolba's Geoff Duncan as he marched at Biggenden with his two children Cameron and Leila.