Day on the green for Re­serves

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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.

Al­wyn Lit­zow.

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.

Leone Pow­ell.

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