Toowoomba United RSL sub-branch president Troy Atfield details plans for the Soldiers' Memorial Hall in Ruthven St, Monday, April 14, 2014. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle
Toowoomba United RSL sub-branch president Troy Atfield details plans for the Soldiers' Memorial Hall in Ruthven St, Monday, April 14, 2014. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle Kevin Farmer

RSL calls on WWII veterans to join in special service

THE Toowoomba United RSL Sub Branch is calling on all World War II servicemen, women, and widows to be guests of honour at this year's Remembrance Day service. 

The  service on November 11 will focus on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, recognising and honouring Toowoomba's remaining World War II veterans. 

While invites have gone out to a number of veterans, the sub branch wanted others who might not be part of a service organisation to know that if they wish to take part, they were more than welcome. 

The service will begin at the Mothers Memorial at 10.15am, with the ode at 11am. 

Australian War Widows Queensland Toowoomba president Helen Strange OAM will give a guest speech on the effect that hundreds of thousands of men and women leaving for WWII had on those who remained behind. 

A luncheon will immediately follow the service. 

Those veterans and widows wanting to take part in the day should RSVP to the sub branch on 4632 3506 or by emailing secretary@trsl.org.au by November 1. 



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