The Registry Of Ex-Military Land-Rovers Au, NZ, etc REMLR Land-Rover's on ANZAC Day 2004
Some stories from REMLR member's of their ANZAC Day activities in 2004.


NEW SOUTH WALES: Dennis M. had a wonderful day in Cessnock which once again was under beaut sunshine-clear blue skies. He was helped by 4 volunteer drivers, including Graeme D. of Morpeth.

Dennis prepared and supplied Chloe and Wee-Wullie and Dinty and Dianne-May. What a great Landy effort -who can equal it! And he didn't drive any of them --he was on the footpath with the cameras again. Some much detailing and organising had to be done leading up to the day so that it all happens without any dramas or worries. Well done DM. the image to see the NSW photo page

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Ross O. attended the terrific parade in Adelaide. And it was nice weather too. These photos are of Adelaide's ANZAC Day March.

Nearly all the pics are of the vehicles in the 'Parade Reserve Pool', North Terrace, Adelaide. This is because Ross spent time there as a passenger in Pedr H.s ACCO truck awaiting the call to join the parade; they got hemmed in by Red Cross and SES vehicles etc and in the end could not join the parade. Better fortune next year we hope. The Perentie 6x6 pictured was less than 3 months old....

One photo was snapped at the after-parade mil-veh BBQ, showing an immaculately prepared 101 Forward Control. The BBQ was put on by the Military Vehicle clubs who had contributed the Parade all the ex-mil vehicles between them. the image to see the SA photo page

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VICTORIA: Warren M. contributed to the ANZAC Day march at Echuca on the Murray River in north-eastern Victoria, which is a 120 mile drive each way from his home. They enjoyed a camp out the night before ANZAC Day with the Echuca Cubs and some RSL members who spoke to the Cubs around the campfire about the meaning of ANZAC Day. Warren was invited to assist with the parade by the RSL President wh had seen Warren's Command Reconnaissance -now nicknamed Roover - parked outside the Scout Hall.

As you can see in the pics, Roover scrubbed up very nicely. (Notice the 'Roo on the doors, the tacs and the nice new canvas top). Roover was out front, followed by a great looking Light Horse Trooper, and he carried a load of 6 "Old 'n Bold" veterans in the march.... And he also took some nice pics on the way home, via the Hume Highway. the image to see the VIC photo page

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QUEENSLAND: Uncle Ho and Stephen S. were very busy as usual. Uncle Ho reports that it was a wonderful day at Beachmere and at Caboolture in south-eastern Queensland. The day started with Dawn Service on Bribie Island, a crowd of about 700 of all ages (lots of school age kids) then he moved on to the Beachmere parade (0600 hrs). The vehicle lineup was: 2 Provos (B40 BSA mounted), 1 Humvee, 2 ¾ton Dodges, a ¾ton Dodge Ambulance, a Jeep and trailer, a 3 ton CMP Blitz C60L, a certain Land-Rover ¾ton GS (ARN 172-484) named Aggie and a Land-Rover Ambulance (ARN OLR-067). There was a crowd of about 900 -most of the township- and a commemorative fly-past: a Tiger Moth & a Piper Cub in period markings at about 250 feet with crew waving.

They next moved on to Caboolture to be joined by a Mk3 Inter ex-17 Tpt Pl. There was another fly-past, a bit higher this time by 2 Tiger Moths, followed by 3 passes of Caboolture's Mustang P-51... "Aaaah the sound of a V12 Allison, almost as good as a Merlin", says Uncle Ho. Some pics soon we hope.

NB: in the 'top ANZAC 2004 experience' award goes to REMLR 001, Stephen S., who drew a last minute short-straw job as a member of the Catafalque Party in his old dress uniform! "Rest Arms" Stephen. (First 'honour' stint in many many years and a real nerve-racker -he was a eye-catching solo green uniform amongst 3 blue ones! Rifles matched though!)


[ Read more about REMLR members around Australia and how they can help out at various ANZAC Marches, Long Tan Commemorations, Australia Day Parades, and the like here and find also visit the ANZAC Day website. ]


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