Nev de­liv­ers on his prom­ise

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

DUR­ING the 2014 An­zac Day Cer­e­mony, the then-pres­i­dent of the Gin Gin Sub-Branch of the RSL, Nev Ray­field, promised our mates from across the ditch that their flag would fly with the Aus­tralian flag dur­ing the 2015 Cen­te­nary of Gal­lipoli Cer­e­mony on An­zac Day.

He “sin­gle-hand­edly” sourced funds from the Gin Gin Com­mu­nity Bank to pur­chase suit­able flag­poles for fly­ing sev­eral flags at the same time. Since there were four na­tions in­volved in Gal­lipoli (Bri­tain, France, Aus­tralia and New Zea­land), flags of all four na­tions had to be pur­chased.

A small amount of money was do­nated by Corinthian Royal Arch Chap­ter, with the bulk be­ing sup­plied by the Driver Re­viver Com­mit­tee to pur­chase the flags.

The poles were altered to ac­com­mo­date five flags in to­tal and erected with the help of the Gin Gin State Emer­gency Ser­vices Branch.

Per­sonal cer­tifi­cates of ap­pre­ci­a­tion to all those who helped him de­liver on his prom­ise will be given to ap­pro­pri­ate rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Mr Ray­field said he did not want any ac­co­lades, just recog­ni­tion that he is one who keeps his word.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Nev Ray­field and SES mem­bers erect the flag­pole.

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