A large crowd gathered in Jindabyne for both the Anzac Day dawn and mid morning service and march. As the morning silence was broken for the Anzac Day dawn service a large crowd had gathered at Banjo Paterson Park to pay their respects to soldiers who have served and died from past conflicts. This brisk Jindabyne morning did not deter residents and visitors, and it was only fitting that as the ceremony finished the glow of the sunrise illuminated the sky. The mid-morning march was well attended with participants marching from the Town Centre on a revised route due to the high water of Lake Jindabyne crossing the lake foreshore path. The Jindabyne ceremony is synonymous for tradition with the HMAS Albatross 723 Squadron attending from the late 1980’s and this year the Snowy Mountains Horse Riders Association celebrated 30 years of attending the Anzac Day ceremony in Jindabyne. Lieutenant Commander Jon Dover was attending his first Jindabyne Anzac Day since joining the 723 Squadron. “We spread out across the Shoalhaven region but 723 has a deep connection with Jindabyne, we have been coming here since the eighties,” said Lieutenant Commander Jon Dover. The 723 Squadron is a joint helicopter school based at Nowra’s HMAS Albatross base who take on both army and navy students coming out of advanced flying training. The helicopter flyover during the mid morning ceremony was part of the squadron who had made the flight from Nowra to Jindabyne and return.
|Posted on:||April 25, 2022, 4:10 pm|