Wauchope RSL Sub-branch honours vice-president Mick Brownlow

HONOURED: Mick Brownlow has dedicated his time selflessly to veterans.
HONOURED: Mick Brownlow has dedicated his time selflessly to veterans.

Mick Brownlow has been honoured by Wauchope RSL Sub-branch for his hard work on behalf of veterans.

He was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation in front of his peers at the Vietnam Veterans luncheon at the Wauchope RSL Club. They had earlier commemorated the 53rd anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.

The citation showed that Michael John Brownlow had joined the Returned and Services League of Australia, NSW Branch on 17 December, 1996 and transferred to the Wauchope RSL Sub-branch on 21 December, 1997 following a chance meeting with JD Graham. Mick was still serving in the Australian Regular Army at the time.

Mick took an active role in the sub-branch upon joining the Army Reserve following his retirement from full-time duty ten years ago.

"Mick delivered his first RSL service and eulogy at a graveside service and has now carried out this difficult duty for our fallen comrades on many occasions since," said Wauchope RSL Sub-branch president, Des Hancock.

Mick was elected vice-president of the Wauchope sub-branch at the AGM held on February 21 2013.

He is an active committee member for the organising of ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day and has performed the role of Master of Ceremonies on several occasions.

Mr Hancock said the Wauchope RSL Sub-branch celebrated its 100th birthday with a Black tie dinner which was a huge success thanks to the organising and preparation by Mick Brownlow and his small committee.

"Our local Federal and State members were joined by the Mayor Peta Pinson in congratulating the Wauchope sub-branch on achieving 100 years of service.

"Mick is appreciated by all members of the sub-branch and is diligent in all his endeavours," added Mr Hancock.