Showers at Ocean Reef RSL Anzac Day dawn service


Ocean Reef RSL dawn service. Picture: Martin Kennealey d453151
Ocean Reef RSL dawn service. Picture: Martin Kennealey d453151

SHOWERS from above and below threatened a northern suburbs Anzac Day dawn service today.

A late bid to turn off the sprinkler system coupled with autumn drizzle dampened the mood at Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club (ORSSC) before daylight.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Anzac Centenary memorial at Ocean Reef RSL’s home to commemorate service men and women.

ORSSC commodore Gary Bell read ‘In Flanders Fields’ then resident Rick Green gave the commemorative address.

The Indian Blue Chorus led the hymns as well as the New Zealand and Australian national anthems.

Keith Allan played the bagpipes and Joe Shore played the bugle for the ‘Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’.