Skies clear for solemn Bay service

ANZAC Day commemorations across the Cooloola Coast were well attended, with hundreds turning out at all ceremonies.

At Tin Can Bay, the dawn service was attended by about 300 people who gathered on the foreshore in the pre-dawn light, a scene far removed from that which greeted the first Anzacs 95 years before at Gallipoli.

Despite heavy rain the previous afternoon and during the night, the services went ahead under clearing skies.

The solemn ceremony at Tin Can Bay was addressed by Pastor Don Polley. The flag party comprised members of the Brisbane-based 2/14th Regiment, this year celebrating its 150th anniversary.

Later, community members and past and present service personnel gathered for the street march to the memorial, accompanied by a low flypast at high speed by an RAAF jet, and followed by the community service at the RSL Hall. Services were also held at Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach.

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