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NDL News article 10/11/2017 Tamworth RSL Sub Branch

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Tamworth RSL sub-branch President Bob Chapman. Photo: Peter Hardin.


A town remembers


By Jacob McArthur - November 10, 2017

Tamworth’s Remembrance Day is steeped in tradition and there’s a certain synergy in it for the local RSL sub-branch, which was also established 99 years ago.

Tamworth will commemorate Remembrance Day in the War Memorial Town Hall and sub-branch president Bob Chapman said the day was usually held in great respect by the community.

“I’ve been involved with the sub-branch for a number of years and back then it was Armistice Day, just about the end of World War I,” Mr Chapman said. “Now it’s Remembrance Day, commemorating the sacrifices made in all wars. “That was a really special move.”

Next year will be a busy one for the Tamworth RSL as it notches up its centenary.

Formed in 1918, the Tamworth sub-branch is one of the “earliest and oldest” in the state, forming shortly after the NSW RSL was established and pre-dating a number of Sydney arms of the organisation.



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