By John Pringle
The Rhodesian Forces Association
traditionally parade on ANZAC Day, the Antipodes equivalent of Poppy Day. This
year we had no less than 50 ex Rhodesian Servicemen on parade and some 80
persons attending our special memorial service after the parade.
The photographs below show:
|Your scribe approximately centre,
John Michalakis over his right shoulder, and Prop Geledenhuys off to the right.|
| The Wreath was laid by Russell Franklin (right). Russell was wounded in action
whilst serving with 6 (Independent) Company Rhodesia Regiment in 1977. He has
since been totally blind as a result of that injury. |
Russell moved his family to
New Zealand where he has been a successful computer programmer.
| Blue Jobs this year were: Chuck Osborne, John Michalakis, John Pringle, Hugh
Bomford (non-Blue Job, but banner bearer...), Prop Geldenhuys and Stu McColl
Thanks to John for sharing his photographs with ORAFs.
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