The Sub-branch quarterly meeting in May at West Wyalong was successful and taken up with correspondence regarding the AGM in Parkes and discussion on the commemorative reunion of all National Servicemen on 8th September 2020 in Canberra, 10 years since the dedication of the National Servicemen's Memorial.
Apologies accepted from Bruce and Fae Howard and Brian Prothero, which accounts for the scribe being short on information. Some shock experienced upon receiving a letter of resignation from the State secretary, Col Shapland.
I came across various notes including Paul Cullen, or to be correct, Major General Paul Alfred Cullen, a senior officer in the Australian Army who joined the Militia in 1927 and saw active service throughout the Second World War, distinguishing himself as a fighting battalion commander on the Kokoda Track and the founder of Aust Care and Aust Aid, passed away in 2007. Definitely not to be forgotten.
Ron Middleton, the outback Aussie and Victoria Cross recipient from Yarrabandai NSW, and again to be precise, Flt.Sgt.R.H. Middleton, captain of a Stirling aircraft - No 149 squadron RAF, a local hero who gave his life so his crew mates could survive. And of course the Waler Horse that carried Australian troops to battle in far away places.
The State AGM in Parkes on May 25 was attended by eight members. Details will be discussed at the next meeting in Forbes this month on Sunday 18th.