Apr
15

ANZAC Day 2017

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MAGNETIC ISLAND DAWN SERVICE 2017
ORDER OF SERVICE

0440 Gunfire Breakfast at RSL Hall
0500 Flags x 2 raised to masthead, then lowered to half mast (Flag Officer)
0510 Parade Marshall assembles parade in front of RSL.
0520 Parade marches to Stone of Remembrance at Alma Bay (keep left in tight formation)
0530 Catafalque Party mounts at Alma Bay (No 35 Water Transport Squadron/10FSB)
Blank Firing from landing craft

Service commences

• MC Introduction – Dave Dawson
• Welcome Address – Sub-Branch President, Allan MacKenzie
• Invocation/ Opening Prayer – Rev Beryl Finch
• ANZAC Day Address – Lt Colonel D J Nathan
• Poem – ‘My Mate: Lest We Forget’ by Ian Coate – read by Pat Trewin
• Prayer for the Nation – Rev Beryl Finch
• Wreath laying – MC calls upon Official Guests, then others, to lay wreaths / books
• Extract from the ‘Ode to the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon – read by WWII Veteran, Mr Colin Fulford
• The Last Post
• Piper’s Lament – Norm Laing
• One minute’s silence
• Reveille (Flag raised to masthead)
• Benediction – Rev Beryl Finch
• Catafalque party to attention, present arms
• National Anthem
• MC requests all to stand fast while Catafalque Party dismounts.
• Catafalque party dismounts
• MC announces conclusion of service, invites members back to RSL.
• Parade Commander dismisses Parade at Alma Bay.

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