Low- key Dawn Ser­vice

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

OF all the Dawn Ser­vices I’ve been to, the ones which have res­onated most have been at Al ma B a y o n Mag n e t i c Is­land. Re­mem­ber when the sol­diers used to come over in a land­ing barge and would fight their way up the beach as the sun rose over Cape Cleve­land? The Dawn Ser­vice is on again this year at Alma Bay ( there won’t be any sol­diers), and it will be a low key af­fair. Sun­fer­ries will not be send­ing a ferry over to the is­land at 4am as it has done in the past. Peter Safe from the Maggie RSL said be­cause of mem­ber com­mit­ments the lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion could not man­age a big turn-out this year and that it would be more of a quiet, l ocal gather­ing. He con­firmed that Sun­fer­ries had not and would not be asked to put on a ferry. And for those who have in the past en­joyed an early morn­ing rum and milk back at the is­land’s RSL af­ter the Dawn Ser­vice, you are not go­ing to get to par­take this year. The usual break­fast and drinks back at the ‘ Raz­zle’ has been canned.

Diesel dilemma

PEN­SIONED off pa­trol boat HMAS Townsville is gather­ing bar­na­cles at the Cur­tain Brot her s wharf i n Ross Creek while it waits for a per­ma­nent home to be found at the Townsville Mar­itime Mu­seum. In the mean­time a

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