War veteran continues tradition

War veteran continues tradition

Mr Horsley enlisted in the Australian Army as a private in 1947, and retired from the service as a captain in 1974.

Although now retired, Mr Horsley spent many years with the Office of Veteran Affairs advising and helping ex-service personnel. He also served for several years as president of the RAEME (Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) Vietnam Association.

Bambara Primary School principal Gail Kimpton said it was important the Padbury school’s students understood the significance of Anzac Day to Australians.

‘For that reason, we were delighted to have Mr Horsley with us for the third year running to share our Anzac Day ceremony,’ she said.

‘He has a wonderful rapport with the children, who quiz him about his service and many medals.’

Mr Horsley said he felt privileged to be invited each year to Bambara and enjoyed the many letters the children sent as a result of his visits.

‘Anyone who visits my home gets to see them all,’ he said.