RSL expects bigger attendance at events

Yanchep RSL vice-president Bill Jones, president Rolly Sweet and affiliated member Susan Sweet are calling for more, and younger, servicemen and women to join.434262
Yanchep RSL vice-president Bill Jones, president Rolly Sweet and affiliated member Susan Sweet are calling for more, and younger, servicemen and women to join.434262

The Yanchep sub-branch of the Returned Services League will hold its Anzac Day dawn service at the Yanchep Sports and Social Club on Yanchep Beach Road.

It will then have its annual parade and service in Yanchep National Park, with veterans, service men and women, emergency service staff and community service groups marching around the War Memorial.

President Rolly Sweet said the services would be similar to past events, and commemorate the centenary although there were no local links to Gallipoli.

�The Yanchep Two Rocks area didn�t exist when World War I was happening,� he said.

�We didn�t have any veterans of families from the area that were involved � our memorial has no names on it because no-one enlisted from here.

�We will be acknowledging the 100th (but) it won�t be too much different from the normal service.

�We are expecting more people.�

The dawn service will start a 5.45am.

Mr Sweet said people should arrive outside Yanchep Inn for the second service from about 11am for an 11.30am start.