Can­berra visit for stu­dents, po­lice and RSL mem­bers

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

A group made up of Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala RSL Sub-Branch mem­bers, lo­cal po­lice and ten stu­dents in­ter­ested in join­ing the de­fence forces re­cently at­tended the Can­berra War Memo­rial and the Aus­tralian De­fence Force Acad­emy Open Day.

The group in­cluded 94-year old Yar­ra­wonga res­i­dent John Dun­stan who was a flight sergeant in the Air Force dur­ing WW2.

He flew in Catalina Fly­ing Boats dur­ing the war in the pa­cific and served in lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Port Moresby and Milne Bay.

The visit to the War Memo­rial co­in­cided with the 75th an­niver­sary of the Bat­tle of Milne Bay.

John and Sa­cred Heart stu­dent Brook­lyn Dowl­ing laid a wreath at the last post cer­e­mony at the memo­rial mark­ing the an­niver­sary.

Brook­lyn who has as­pi­ra­tions of join­ing the air force got to meet Air Mar­shal Leo Davies the chief of the Air Force who was present at the ser­vice.

The fol­low­ing day the group at­tended the De­fence Force Acad­emy Open Day which en­abled the stu­dents to speak to de­fence force re­cruit­ment.

The open day in­cluded nu­mer­ous mil­i­tary dis­plays.

“It was a great week­end with the stu­dents get­ting to so­cialise with the RSL mem­bers while open­ing their eyes to the pos­si­bil­i­ties of a ca­reer in the De­fence Force,” said Sgt Grant Churchin from Mul­wala Po­lice.

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