Remembrance Day will be commemorated at Heathcote RSL hall on Sunday.BRONWYN BEYERS November 8, 2012 4:24am
Heathcote RSL will host two services in commemoration of Remembrance Day on Sunday morning.
The first service will begin in the RSL hall at 10am, with a wreath laying service at the Cenotaph to follow.
District primary school students will read parts of the poem, In Flanders Fields.
Heathcote RSL secretary Colin Carrington said the guest speaker would be Captain Johnny Ozols.
‘‘The sub-branch is pleased a young regular army officer, Captain Johnny Ozols, who has seen service in Afghanistan, will be guest speaker,’’ he said.
Captain Ozols enlisted in the Australian Army in 2006 and graduated from the Royal Military College Duntroon in 2008, after which he was allocated to the Royal Australian Armoured Corps.
He then completed the cavalry, Regimental Officers Basic Course and was posted to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, where he served as a Troop Leader in C squadron.
In 2009, Captain Ozols spent four months in Malaysia as part of the ‘Rifle Company Butterworth rotation 85’.
In 2010, he was deployed as a troop leader to Afghanistan as part of Mentoring Task Force 2.
Captain Ozols is posted to the School of Armour at Puckapunyal as the Binh Ba Troop Leader.
It will be his first guest speaker role at a commemorative service.
RSL president Tony Illarietti said there were some changes to this year’s service.
‘‘With Remembrance Day falling on a Sunday, Heathcote RSL have had to make arrangements for some committee members to perform duties normally done by clergy,’’ he said.
One of Victoria’s best performance poets, Mick Coventry from Kyabram, has been arranged to recite his moving poem, Where poppies grow, during the first service.
Tea, coffee and morning tea will be available in the RSL meeting room at the end of the service at the Cenotaph.
Groups, organisations or persons wishing to lay wreaths, or make inquiries, can contact Colin Carrington on 5433
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