In memory . . . Hawarden lad, Fletcher Earl, is one of four representatives from the NZMRCT heading to Australia to take part in celebrations around the Snowy Monaro region. PHOTO BY AMANDA BOWES
By AMANDA BOWES
Four representatives of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Charitable Trust (NZMRCT) will take part in very special Anzac events in Australia next week.
Terry King, Lynda Barrington, Samantha Oliver and Fletcher Earl will be part of the Project Tahi Regional Tour where they will ride with members of the 7th Light Horse Bemboka Troop and the Snowy Mountains Horse Riders Association, taking part in Anzac services and laying of wreaths in several Snowy Monaro towns.
Along with the NZMRCT, Major Aaron Couchman, Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment (NZZALR), will also be riding and is the Guest of Honour.
The riders will attend the Jindabyne Anzac Day Dawn Service and main services.
Project Tahi (together in Maori) has been put together by the Snowy River sub-branch to emphasise the New Zealand aspects of Anzac history and tradition by involving Kiwis in the Jindabyne and surrounds 2017 Anzac Day commemorations.
At each venue, the riders will be hosted by the local RSL sub branch and in Bungarby, by the Bungarby Memorial Hall preservation Committee.