“The cancellation of the national ANZAC Day March and thousands of Dawn Service events across the nation due to COVID-19, it is with great pride and distinction that I am informed that many ‘Tingira Boys’ will take up the call from National RSL suggestion to perform the ‘home driveway ANZAC Service’, said Tingira Australia Association President, Lance Ker.
The RSL’s initiative of the ‘home driveway service’ at 6am on Saturday 25 April, to light up a light, play the Last Post and reflect the sacrifice of our ANZAC brothers and sisters; this is a great outcome for a difficult time in all our lives over these past weeks and the RSL have taken a great lead on this important national event.
“Many of our Tingira Boys will make a home wreath, recite the Naval Ode, dress in their Tingira attire with decorations, some may raise or display a navy White Ensign or Australian National flag, all with great pride in their home driveway or garden front.
The tradition of a commemorative functions at old navy drinking bars, the Bells, Hero Waterloo, The Orient or Lord Nelson Hotels will be beyond the reach of our members this year. However, I am assured many will take on an old naval tradition of a “Tot of Rum” at sunrise remembering their Tingira brothers and all ANZAC members before them, said Lance Ker.