The iconic ANZAC Day Dawn Service won’t be held this year at Elephant Rock, but they are pleased to advise that Currumbin RSL will be streaming a pre-recorded mid-morning service at 11am through social channels.

This private service will include a speech by our President, Mr Michael Humphreys, the Roll of Honour read by Past President, Mr Ron Workman OAM as well as the Ode.

There will also be the bagpipe lament and the Last Post performed in line with formal commemoration procedures.

 

ANZAC DAY LIGHT UP THE DAWN

On ANZAC Day, let’s light up the dawn to commemorate all those who have served and sacrificed for this nation.

We’re asking Australians to stand at the end of your driveway, on your balcony or porch, or in your living room to remember all those who have served and sacrificed for this nation.

From 6am, RSL QLD will be streaming a short commemorative service, comprising: The Ode, The Last Post, a minute’s silence, and Reveille.

Please join us and the rest of Australia in this special moment.

FLYPAST

With the usual ANZAC day commemorations not going ahead, the recognition and remembrance will remain high on the agenda for Saturday April 25th this year.

In support of the RSL Queensland Light Up The Dawn campaign at 6am to remember all those who have served and sacrificed, the following fly past will occur from 5:45am.

Organised by Brad Bishopp (Fighter Pilot Adventure Flights), Peter Long (Air Gold Coast) & Roger Collins (Currumbin RSL Sub Branch). A Mk-XVI Spitfire and P-51D Mustang will fly from Archerfield passing over cenotaphs across South East Queensland.

Archerfield         05:45

Nerang RSL        05:56

Mudgeeraba      05:58

Currumbin         06:00

Gold Coast Airport     06:01

Tweed H             06:02

Point Danger     06:02

Kirra                    06:03

Elephant rock    06:04

Burleigh heads  06:05

Surfers                06:07

Southport RSL   06:08

Runaway Bay     06:09

Helensvale         06:10

Pimpama            06:13

Beenleigh           06:15

Greenbank         06:18

Archerfield          06:20

Corinda              06:21

QLD Uni              06:22

Story bridge       06:23

Brisbane Apt      06:25

Redcliffe             06:29

Chermside         06:33

Enogerra            06:34

Amberley           06:41

Goodna RSL       06:44

Archerfield         06:48

The SE Qld flight path has a direct path to Nerang from take-off at Archerfield Airport, following the M1 to Mudgeeraba, turning left to enter the Coolangatta airport controlled airspace over Burleigh/Palm Beach/Currumbin, then over Tweed Heads turning left and following the coast to the Spit, crossing over onto the Broadwater at Southport,  following that coastal strip to Runaway Bay before heading over Helensvale, Ormeau/Pimpama memorial, Beenleigh and then onto the Brisbane locations before returning to Archerfield.

The CT4-A Airtrainer A19-037 owned and operated by Philip Munro and a CAC Winjeel A85-429 by Mark Awad both of Classic Aero Adventure Flights Ballina will fly up from Ballina up the coast across the Currumbin Beach as usual in recognition of all that served.

Their flight path is Ballina @ first light then up the coast, Byron Bay, Pottsville, Kingscliff, Tweed Heads/ Point Danger, Elephant Rock, Burleigh Heads, turnaround to Coolangatta airport, then across country to  Tumbulgum, Murwillumbah, Mullumbimby, Ballina.

Please note these are all private flights.  These flights have a combined coverage of approximately 320 kms of SE Qld and Nth NSW. Please note, flights as planned may vary on the day due to aircraft or operational requirements.

So whether you’re at home out on your driveway or balcony with a candle or light in your hand you can feel connected with this significant display as they fly across South East Queensland.

Look up, look forward and remember the ANZAC as their spirit fills the air on this special day.

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