Dominic Andersen-Strudwick leads the parade down Palmerin St.
Dominic Andersen-Strudwick leads the parade down Palmerin St.

Drumming up charity push

IF YOU wondered what the sound of drums, pipes and marching down Palmerin St was yesterday, it was the Wandering Warriors.

The Warriors are in the midst of a 13,000km walk from Brisbane to Canberra to raise funds for soldiers who have returned from combat and need support.

After starting outside the Warwick RSL Memorial Club on King St, they marched down Palmerin St, led by the Warwick Thistle Pipe Band and The Scots PGC College Pipes and Drums Band until arriving at WIRAC, before heading to The Scots PGC College, where they stayed overnight.

Wandering Warriors community engagement team member Dennis Mitchell said Warwick's support had been fantastic.

"The town has been amazing," said Mr Mitchell, an ex-serviceman himself.

Ex-servicemen John Telfer and Merv Bray collect money following the parade.
Ex-servicemen John Telfer and Merv Bray collect money following the parade.

"Warwick has so far beaten every other town with their support, physically and financially.

"We're very grateful for the support; everyone has been fantastic and incredibly helpful, particularly the police."

Walker John Mounsey said it was a great event to be involved in.

"It's awesome, it's something I always wanted to do," Mr Mounsey said.

"It's great when you're on the road, a lot of the truckies go past and give you a toot and a wave.

"I wouldn't miss this for anything."

A Vietnam veteran, Mr Mounsey said the service was crucial.

"I think anyone who's served in the military would understand better than most how important this event is," he said.

"You see a lot of your mates come back from service and they really do need the support."

The walkers make their way down Palmerin St during the parade.
The walkers make their way down Palmerin St during the parade.


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