Castlemaine remembers

Castlemaine RSL president John Whiddon, Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards and MC Alan Lane are pictured at Thursday's Remembrance Day service.
Castlemaine RSL president John Whiddon, Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards and MC Alan Lane are pictured at Thursday's Remembrance Day service.

The Castlemaine community turned out in force on Thursday morning to honour those that fought in The Great War and conflicts since at the annual Remembrance Day service.
The annual service coincides with the signing of the armistice on the 11th hour of November 11, 1918.
Master of Ceremonies Alan Lane told the crowd the war mobilised more than 70,000 million military personnel across the planet and between 9 and 13 million soldiers were killed. The total number of those that perished, including civilians, is estimated to be in the realm of a staggering 37,000 million making it one of bloodiest battles in human history.
Castlemaine RSL president John Whiddon said 2021 marks 100 years since the RSL’s Red Poppy Appeal began and the appeal continues to support service personnel and their families today. See the Mail for the full story. Out Now.