Tin Can Bay RSL news

A descendant of the “Lone Pine” has been planted in Tin Can Bay’s Memorial Park

A descendant of the “Lone Pine” has been planted in Tin Can Bay’s Memorial Park

In preparation for Anzac Day 2018, the Tin Can Bay RSL Sub Branch installed two new flag poles at Tin Can Bay Anzac Memorial Park.

More flag pole works and a Rock of Remembrance are planned for the rear of the RSL building, expected to be ready for the Dawn Service on April 25, 2018.

A young Aleppo Pine tree has also been planted at the Memorial Park. It has been propagated from seeds collected from the Lone Pine Tree planted in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, by HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, on October 24, 1934.

The Story of the Lone Pine 

On August 6, 1915, the 1st Australian Infantry Division launched a major offensive at Plateau 400 on Gallipoli. The ridges, once covered with the Aleppo pine, had been cleared to provide cover for the Turkish trenches, leaving just one, solitary pine. The area became known as Lone Pine Ridge.

After three days of brutal fighting the Anzacs succeeded in capturing the enemy trenches, but this bloody action cost the Australians 2,000 men. The Turks’ losses were estimated at 7,000. Source: Australian War Memorial

Help for Carers

Carers QLD Australia Support Group at Tin Can Bay RSL at 10amTuesday February 6 and March 6.

Please pass this information on to your family and friends as it is really worthwhile to attend.

Carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged.

If you are a carer or just want to find out some information, please come along. Enjoy a coffee and chat with like-minded people. Refreshments provided – meetings commence at 10am.

ALL of us are heading towards this space in our lives, where we will either be looked after or be looking after someone we love or care for dearly.

Knowledge is power, that will assist us in making an informed decision as to how we or our husband, wife, partner will want to be cared for at a time when we are incapable of making an informed decision.

To speak to one of the Welfare Officers just phone the sub branch on 07 5486 4224 or 07 5486 2110