Day on the green for Reserves
BOWLS: Being a member of the Reserve Forces is a unique situation, according to Wally Knight.
As Mr Knight said, it basically means holding down two jobs at once.
“You’ll find that amongst the reservists, you’ve got doctors, businesspeople and lawyers. We’re doing two jobs,” he said.
“There’s around 21,000 current members of the reserves and your employer has to agree to it.”
Mr Knight was the MC for the Reserve Forces Day events in Wondai on Sunday.
Before the flag raising and wreath laying ceremonies and march on Sunday, ex-servicemen and women got together on Saturday for a friendly game of bowls at Wondai Country Club.
Gayndah residents David and Ngoc Roach, as well as John Mullaly were there for a game and to spend time with mates.
Mr Knight said it was an annual opportunity for old friends to catch up.
“People come from the coast, from Hervey Bay, Sunshine Coast, Wandoan, Toowoomba and Gayndah,” he said.
“It’s like grand final weekend. People book ahead and mark it in their calendars.”
RESERVE FORCES DAY
■ July 1-2 in Wondai
■ Bowls day held to prepare for main event
■ Around 130 people marched in the parade on Sunday
CATCHING UP: Brian and Estelle Scollary, David Roach, Chris Fleming, Steve Pett and John Mullaly at the Reserve Forces bowls day in Wondai on July 1.
PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN BERECHREE
David Roach at the Reserve Forces bowls day.
John Mullaly at the Reserve Forces bowls day in Wondai.
Estelle Scollary at the Reserve Forces bowls day.
Evan O’Rourke gets the barbecue going.
Dennis Ryan, Alwin Litzow, Michael Howkins, Ngoc Roach, Wayne O’Callaghan, Bruce Clothier and Geoff Horsburgh.