Mark to marshal troops

This year’s Anzac Day Parade marshal Mark McGowan finalises some last-minute placements and formalities at the Leslie Park Cenotaph.
This year’s Anzac Day Parade marshal Mark McGowan finalises some last-minute placements and formalities at the Leslie Park Cenotaph. Linden Morris

THE scene is rows of men, women and children - some on horses or in cars while others walk with pride - all adorned in service medals, and wearing a single poppy and sprig of rosemary as a sign of respect and commemoration.

Marching in the Anzac Day Parade for the first time is a special moment for children and an emotional moment for returned service men and women.

This year Mark McGowan will march as a former member of the Australian Army and service veteran and for the first time as the parade marshal.

A member of the Australian Army from 1979-1999, Mr McGowan said he was happy to take up the role.

"It is a privilege, especially because my father was involved with the school cadets who used to march in the parade years ago," Mr McGowan said.

"As parade marshal it will be my role to look after the diggers during the parade and give the regimental words of command for their formations and movements.

"I have been given the rundown of the procedures and have done my own walk-through so I know what to do and where I have to be at what time.

"It is just a matter of it all coming together on the day."

Warwick's Anzac Day parade will be held on Wednesday with formation at the RSL Memorial Club at 10.30am and step off at 10.50am.

The parade will march from King St down Palmerin St and through the gates of Leslie Park to the awaiting crowd at the Cenotaph.

Topics:  march, parade



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