BSE Held Its ANZAC Service on 24th April.
The whole College assembled and paid honour and respect to those who have served and those who paid the supreme sacrifice. The official party was led by Piper, Brenton Hayward, President of the Bendigo District RSL Cliff Richards, President of the Kangaroo Flat RSL Charlie Martin, and Rear Admiral Michael Noonan AM.
World War 2 Veterans Victor Cahill and Ivan Hutchinson were special guests as well as veterans from recent wars and conflicts. Speeches of customs and traditions were relayed by students whilst the College Choir performed. The Student Leadership Group was privileged to have a forum with the Veterans after the ceremony. Rear Admiral Noonan gave an insight into his occupation as Commander Border Protection Command. He also shared information to aspirant Australian Defence Force members amongst the students. All veterans were able to express their views on what ANZAC day means to them and answered many thoughtful questions from students.
President Bendigo District RSL Vietnam Veteran, Ex Australian Army.
- Charlie Martin:
President Kangaroo Flat RSL, Past President National Service Association Ex Australian Army.
President, Post 1975 Veterans Central Victoria, Served in East Timor in Australian Army.
Rear Admiral Michael Noonan AM:
Royal Australian Navy, Principal Warfare Officer and Air Direction Specialist, Commander Border Protection Command.
Immediate Past President fo Kangaroo Flat RSL, World War 2 Veteran Australian Army, Served in Papua New Guinea, New Beritain and Bougainville.
World War 2 Veteran Royal Australian Air Force, Served in Soloman Island, Pacific Region and Bougainville.
Warrant Officer Class 2, Rodney Hosking:
Committee Member, post 1975 Veterans Central Victoria, Retiring from the Australian Army.
Secretary, Post 1975 Veterans Central Victoria, Ex Australian Army, Parent of Student
Sergeant Paul Stevenson:
Committee Member, Post 1975 Veterans Central Victoria, Served in Cambodia, Bougainville and Afghanistan in the Australian Army.
Australian Army, Served in Solomon Islands.
Afghanistan, Ex Australian Army.
Staff member BSE, Vice President, Post 1975 Veterans Central Victoria, Served in Bougainville, East Timor, Timor Leste and 2 tours of Afghanistan.