Home Hill News

Recognition for Piper’s Service

ANZAC Day Piper Roy Page Receiving Australian Military Badges

THE Home Hill Sub-Branch of the RSL has honoured the continuing service of an Ayr and Lower Burdekin Caledonian Pipe Band member, who has been performing at Anzac Services in the town since 1982. 

RSL Sub-Branch President, Ricard Kelly (left) made the surprise presentation to Piper Roy Page during the ‘Gunfire Breakfast’ held at the Burdekin Memorial Hall early in the Services on Anzac Day. 

Mr Kelly said Roy Page had been turning up to the Dawn Service and Main Parade in Home Hill for many years to play ‘The Lament’ and any other requirements for Anzac Day. 

Accepting the award of a boxed display of Australian Military Forces badges, Mr Page told those present at the Breakfast that he had taken over from the late Piper Rod McDonald in 1982 and had been continuing in the role ever since. 

Mr Page has been a regular attendee at the Dawn Service, the Cemetery Parade and the Main Parade and Cenotaph Service.