MP has new fan

Townsville Bulletin - - Talk Of North -

HER­BERT MPPeter Lind­say has a friend in the defence force. No, not the Min­is­ter, Bren­dan ‘Stud’ Nelson, but Private Si­mon Noble. It tran­spires that Mr Lind­say sat next to Pte Noble at an Aus­tralian Defence Force Academy din­ner in Oc­to­ber. The young private men­tioned that he had not been long been mar­ried and that his wife, who was in the RAAF, had been posted. Pte Noble had ap­plied for a trans­fer so he could be with his wife, but it had been knocked back. Mr Lind­say vol­un­teered to see what could be done. One month later Pte Noble had his trans­fer. So happy was he that he wrote to Mr Lind­say telling him he was nam­ing his first-born Peter, re­gard­less if it was a boy or a girl. He also vol­un­teered that if he was ever trans­ferred to Townsville he would work as a vol­un­teer in the elec­torate of Her­bert. Now that’s grat­i­tude. Her­bert MP, by the way, is chuffed.

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