Four generations of service to the nation

Centacare Employment Services Work for the Dole supervisor George Brown, shares his own and his family’s extensive military service history acknowledging Anzac Day and the importance of this year’s commemorations.

FORTY years ago, Private George Brown signed up for his first hitch as reservist with what was then 2nd Battalion, Royal Victoria Regiment, serving for four years

In 2011 he enlisted again, this time following his son, Shawn, into the ranks of what had become 8th/7th Battalion of the RVR.

“I had a 28-year hiatus,” Pte Brown said. “I got back in in December 2011 after my son got in. Had to go back through Kapooka‎ as a 52-and-a-half-year-old. Mentally that was fine by physically it was demanding.”

Those two generations of the Brown family follow a long history of military service.

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Article source: Ballarat Times News Group