Port Lincoln unites for armistice centenary

Port Lincoln will commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War on Remembrance Day this Sunday, which will include local cadets marching alongside regular army.

The Port Lincoln RSL sub branch is organising the commemoration at the Anzac Memorial at Eyre Park, which this year has special significance as it is a century since the armistice to end World War I was signed.

People are asked to attend by 10.30am at the latest.

This year will also see Port Lincoln army and navy cadets, as well as CFS and St John’s Ambulance cadets and members of the Barngarla community parading with the Regular Australian Army A Company, 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment providing the guard.

The ceremony will  involve a section of the Southern Eyre Light Horse Commemorative Troop.

RSL sub branch vice president Brad Flaherty said it was great to have the battalion involved in such a special occasion.

“It’s a wonderful combination of regular army forces with local cadets and the Barngarla community,” he said.

The battalion is visiting the area as it is participating in a training exercise in the Lincoln National Park.

Warrant Officer Class Two Joseph Pedler said it was great to be a part of Port Lincoln’s Remembrance Day ceremony.

People with full medals are being asked to wear them on the day and relations of those that have served are reminded to wear medals on their right breast.

Seating at the service is reserved for dignitaries, elderly and people with disabilities so people are advised to bring their own chairs if required.

Army and navy cadets are actively recruiting, for more information contact Kerry Torr for the army cadets on 0476 818 808 and Robert Davis for the navy cadets on 0439 688 085.