ANZAC DAY – NAVY INVITATION
VENDETTA VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION (QLD)
ABN 84 392 054 561
Newsletter – 30/2022
With the past 12 months of uncertainty, the 2022 Brisbane ANZAC Day is definitely
on and back to normal. We all look forward to us all getting back together and
taking the time to remember the good times and reflect.
2022 saw the passing of the last known WW2 crew member of HMAS Vendetta on
16 January 2022. Mick Alcock served on Vendetta in the New Guinea area and
escort duty in the latter period of the war.
To the best of my recollect, the first time I met Mick was in 1998 at the first All Crews
National Vendetta Reunion in Brisbane. Mick was among a group of 12 WW2
veterans who came to that Brisbane reunion. Those 12 Vendetta crew members
had not seen each other for many years, and they talked all day. Mick was a Stores
Assistant on Vendetta and it just so happened on that day that there was another
Stores Assistant who served on Vendetta from 1939 – 1941, Gordon Hill. Mick &
Gordon hit it off straight away and remained in contact with each other till Gordon’s
passing in 2018.
ANZAC Day in Brisbane this year the NAVY first off and is in Group 3. Those
planning to attend the march there are a couple of things you need to be aware of:
a.NAVY will step off 1005 this year. You need to be at our forming up area by
no later than 0930. You will be able to find us in William Street (back where
we normally form up) facing North Quay from around 0900. The banner will
be up in William Street near the Queen Victoria Park.
b.Full size medals only to be worn – No miniatures. The RAS badge is not to
be worn at the same time as medals.
c.All financial members have been issued with Association name badges.
Please wear your name badges. It is expected that if you don’t wear your
d.The Parade Marshalls have requested that only veterans should march in the
parade. If a veteran requires a carer then one (1) carer may march with the
veteran. The squad leader has the discretion to determine who can and
cannot join the group during the march.
e.Veterans accompanied by children as carers are to march at the rear of the
squad. Children are to be at the back of the squad allowing veterans to form
the front ranks of the squad.
f.Veterans and carers must wear covered footwear. No sandals or thongs are
to be worn on parade.
g.BCC buses will be rotating from 0830 – 1030 with pick-up points at Roma
Street Station, Queens Park and Elizabeth Street to take participants to the
h.All public transport on Anzac Day is free to veterans. Wear your medals so
the inspectors can pick you out easily.
ANZAC DAY 2022
0950 AM FALL IN FOR MARCH on WILLIAM STREET facing
AFTER MARCH LUNCH & ANNUAL GET TOGETHER
Stanley St & Sidon St
(Suggest a ferry may be the best way to get to Southbank)
COST No set charges – pay as you go.
WIVES, PARTNERS & FAMILIES ARE WELCOME
TO ATTEND THE LUNCH
FOR TABLE BOOKINGS PLEASE RSVP BEFORE Monday, 18 April 2022
PHONE: 07.3288.1702 or 0417.700.531
MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS ARE DUE ON ANZAC DAY
$5.00 WW2 VETERANS – $10.00 ALL OTHERS