Armistice Centenary: Wanneroo commemorations include vintage military vehicles and buglers

Jack Le Cras. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Jack Le Cras. Photo: Martin Kennealey

VINTAGE military vehicles and buglers will be part of the Remembrance Day commemorations in Wanneroo.

Wanneroo RSL president Jack Le Cras said the veterans group and the Perth North subsection of the Naval Association of Australia had put a lot of effort into the November 11 event.

Mr Le Cras said the service, starting with firing of shots from Memorial Park, answered by shots from a rifleman in front of Wanneroo Central shopping centre.

He said the final 10.59am shot would mark the cessation of World War I a century ago.

“We will have buglers at Memorial Park, the shopping centre and the roundabout – we’ve got policemen everywhere to stop the traffic,” he said.

Mr Le Cras said there would be a dedication ceremony for seven trees lining the memorial walk to mark conflicts including World War I and II, Korea, Malaysia, Borneo, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.

“The eighth plaque is going in front of the lone pine which was grown from a seed of the lone pine tree at Gallipoli,” he said.

The commemorations will include displays in marquees at the park and in the Limelight Theatre lobby from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

“We’ve got a static display of military memorabilia,” Mr Le Cras said.

“We have some vintage military vehicles lent to us.”

There will also be about a dozen mannequins dressed in a variety of service uniforms.

The service will include a Tiger Moth fly past and speakers will include Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton, Cowan MHR Anne Aly and Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts.

Following the service, Challenge Brass Band and the Wanneroo Pipe Band will perform and Mr Le Cras encouraged families to attend the event.