Ambos gather to reminisce
MORE than 100 retired ambulance officers gathered in the Rose City at the weekend for the annual reunion of the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade (QATB) Senior Officers Association.
QATB secretary Kent Larsen said it was great for all the senior officers to catch up each year and reminisce about old times.
“We choose a different location each year and this year local Brian Moore persuaded us to hold the reunion in his home town,” he said.
Mr Moore was superintendent at Beaudesert Ambulance Station before retiring 18 years ago when he moved to Warwick.
“I now call Warwick home and knew everyone would have a great time here at our reunion,” he said.
Retired local ambulance officer John Brady attended the dinner on Saturday night.
He retired in 2001 after working at the Warwick Ambulance Station for 30 years.
“It was great to get together, but I definitely do not miss the work,” he said. “Now when I hear the sirens I lay in bed and think, great someone else can attend to that.”
The three-day reunion encompassed all the delights offered on the Southern Downs.
The group travelled to Stanthorpe on Friday, visiting a number of wineries and fruit stalls and returning to Warwick on Friday night for a barbecue.
A train journey aboard the Southern Downs Steam Railway from Clifton was the highlight of the weekend on Saturday followed by the official reunion dinner at Kings Theatre on Saturday night.