Veterans urged to book free transport for ANZAC Day March 2019

Published on 18 April 2019

Troy Weier with Councillor Rose Swadling and Vietnam veteran Greg Gill.jpg

Veterans who are no longer able to march will still be able to take part in the 2019 Rockhampton Anzac Day parade thanks to volunteers, a local taxi firm, and the Central Queensland Military Jeep Club.

The free service is being offered to veterans and will enable them to be transported to the stepping off point by taxis where jeeps will then carry them at the head of the march.

Chair of the Rockhampton Anzac Day Committee Cr Rose Swadling said it was a fantastic initiative to ensure veterans who may not be able to march the distance because of age or disability would still be able to take part in the commemorations.

"Rockhampton Region has quite a few enthusiasts who own ex-military jeeps and the Military Jeep Club has kindly volunteered their time and their vehicles to help ensure veterans are able to take part in the march," she said.

"They have been doing this for many years and it is a service that the veterans and the entire community really appreciate to make the ANZAC Day March a fitting tribute for those who’ve served," she said.

“Any veterans who are unable to march in the Rockhampton march but who would still like to take part are urged to please make contact so we can make arrangements.

“As we’ve said before, there is of course no charge for this service.”

Veterans wanting to register for the service should contact Troy Weier on 0448 282 291 or 4926 4852 and Rocky Yellow Cabs on 4924 9537.

Street closures and detours will be in place. Marchers will step off from the intersection of Archer and Alma Streets at 9.57am. The march will continue along Archer and then turn right into Victoria Parade, continuing along Victoria Parade, under the ‘old’ Bridge and turn right into Fitzroy Street.

It will continue along Fitzroy Street, turning left into East Street and continue along East Street before turning right into William Street. Group 1 will turn left into Bolsover Street and Group 2 and 3 will continue along William Street and turn left into Alma Street before concluding with a Civic Service of Remembrance at City Hall.