Well another Anzac Day has come and gone and the march was well supported by members of the WVCG who provided vehicles to carry elderly veterans who could no longer March.
We are all looking forward to next year when the 2015 Anzac Day March will celebrate 100 years of WW1. We will be looking for support from our many members whose vehicles will be needed. Below are some photos of some of our members who turned up with their vehicles.
Hugh Davis Desert coloured Ute carried Lady Downer.
Mick Jenner in his Navy Jeep with a veteran and his son.
Tony Van Rhoda carried National Servicemen in his Landrover Perentie.
Three generations of the Hornibrook family were involved in the march and John’s Jeep was driven in the march by his son Darren.
Richard Sanders Jeep carried veterans of the 10/48 Battalion in the march.
Kevin Tipler in his Jeep and Pedr Horley’s Landrover with members of the National Servicemen’s Association.
Adrian Nieckarz in his Austin Champ carried members of the Royal Artillery in the march.
With the passing of the new legislation covering the registration of historic vehicles, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infra- structure (DPTI) is now enforcing the requirement of operators of vehicles on historic registration to be financial members of ap- proved organizations at all times. In effect this means that there is no longer a “grace period” and members not financial from 1 July 2013 will effectively be considered as having unregistered (un- insured) vehicles.
WE HAD A VERY GOOD TURNOUT AT OUR REGISTRATION DAY AND A LOT OF MEMBERS WITH VEHICLES ON HISTORIC REGISTRATION BROUGHT THEIR VEHICLES FOR INSPECTION AND PAID THEIR SUB- SCRITIONS.—HOWEVER THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF MEMBERS WHO DHAVE NOT PAID THEIR ANNUAL SUBSCIPTIONS OR HAD THEIR VEHI- CLES INSPECTED. THIS MEANS THAT THOSE MEMBERS ARE NO LONGER FINANCIALS AND ARE UNABLE TO DRIVE VEHICLES ON HISTORIC REGISTRATION.
SO IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID YOUR SUBSCRIPTION, DO SO NOW. ONCE THE ASSOCIATIONS COMPLIES WITH THE LEGISLATION AND INFORMS TRANSPORT SA OF ALL UNFINANCIAL MEMBERS, THOSE MEMBERS WILL HAVE TO REJOIN A CLUB AND HAVE THEIR VEHICLES TESTED BY RENCY PARK – SO PAY YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW.
Mick Jenner – Treasurer
Another Anzac Day has come and gone and again members of the WVCG rallied and supplied their vehicles to carry Australian veterans of conflicts around the world. It was hoped that people at the march would have provided the editor with photographs of their wonderful vehicles , but alas few were provided.
Tony Van Rhoda
The 2013 Anzac Day March was again very well supported by members of the pub lic who turned out in droves. This all looks very promising for the 100th anniversary in 2015. It was estimated that around 10,000 people turned up for the Dawn Service and what I have heard around the net, all country towns had larger than normal attendances at their Dawn Services.
I was proud to again carry Rat’s of Tobruk Veterans, two were 92 years of age and I found that even though they were getting older they had not lost their sense of hu- mour and we had a lot of laughs along the way. One of my veterans was, Max “Chappie” CHAPMAN of Moonta. The Advertiser printed a long story of his time in the desert and New Guinea and I was proud to carry him in the march. I took a photo of him behind the wheel of my Jeep.
On evening of the 10th April members of the WVCG attended the Noarlunga Sea Scout Troop at their base head quarters.
5 WVCG members vehicles were placed on display for the sea Scouts to view and each member and described their vehicle and spoke about their role in WW2. The Sea Scouts were broken into groups and were able to talk to the owners and sit in the vehicles.
The Noarlunga Sea Scout Group is the largest in Australia with 120 members, both boys and girls. WVCG members were made very welcome. The Scout Group lead- er Adam Burge is also a member of the WVCG. Adam gave us a tour of their facili- ties, Boat Ramp, Club Rooms, Canoes and boats. They then put on a sumptuous BBQ for us and after a good evening we all headed back home.
Our thanks go to Adam Burge and his Sea Scouts for making us welcome and to WVCG members; Aaron FELL, Mick Jenner , Pedr HORLEY, Brad MITCHELL, and Tony VAN RHODA , who supplied their vehicles for the evening event.