Troops remembered

OUR men and women in Afghanistan haven’t been forgotten by Warwick veterans, and nor have they forgotten the city.
“In late November after much fund-raising a small group of ex-servicemen and their wives, for the fourth year in a row, dispatched 100 welfare parcels through the Australia Post and military system to our military personnel serving overseas during the Christmas period,” Warwick RSL sub-branch secretary/treasurer Gordon Neilsen said.
Mr Neilsen said the veterans have received nine email responses, from troopers to a brigadier.
To top it off the sub-branch received a parcel in the mail from Corporal M.J. Jay in Kabul, Afghanistan containing a plaque.
“A big thankyou for the welfare packages to the deployed soldiers, from the boys of Alpha and Bravo Patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan”, the plaque reads.
The plaque will go on display in the RSL Sub-Branch memorabilia cabinet in the Warwick RSL Services and Citizens Memorial Club. A close look at the plaque indicates that 38 nations are or have supported the allied involvement in Afghanistan in some way.