Army to join Remembrance Day

REMEMBER: Whyalla RSL President Kevin Higgins is looking forward to a bumper crowd at this year's Remembrance Day Service.
REMEMBER: Whyalla RSL President Kevin Higgins is looking forward to a bumper crowd at this year's Remembrance Day Service.

Though the Royal Military College trainees have been busy conducting lessons around Whyalla, they are still going to find the time to participate in this year’s Remembrance Day service.

It’s a move which Whyalla Returned Services League President Kevin Higgins is excited about, as it’s likely to boost attendance on the day.

“I’m expected to see around 100 people attending the event, which is much higher than the usual attendance of 20 to 30,” he said.

“It’s usually a very small service, since it’s a Saturday I was hoping that 30-50 people could make it out. But now that we have the RMC cadets here, I’m expecting to see an additional 20 to 30 more just to see them.”

Due to the larger than expected crowd, the corner of Bradford and Wileman streets, adjacent to the Memorial Cenotaph, will be partially closed to traffic throughout the event from 9am to 12 noon.

Access to nearby properties will be maintained at all times through appropriate traffic control and a temporary 25kmh speed limit.

To ensure this event and subsequent road closure progress smoothly parked vehicles cannot be permitted in the immediate traffic control area and a temporary parking restriction will be in place. 

Please ensure that any vehicles from your property or visiting your property are parked off-street between the hours of 9am and 12pm. 

The service will be held at the Memorial Oval Gates at 10:45am on Saturday and will run for approximately 20 minutes. Those attending are invited back to the Whyalla RSL clubrooms for breakfast after the service.