ANZAC Dawn Service at Narooma: PHOTOS

MORE than 500 people gathered at the war memorial at Club Narooma for the ANZAC Day dawn service that began at 6am.

President of the Narooma RSL sub-branch, Paul Naylor presided over the ceremony, Father Tran led the prayers and the Narooma Community Choir led the singing of both the New Zealand and Australian National Anthems.

After the wreaths were laid at the memorial, Paul Naylor read the ode and the last post was played on bugle before two minutes silence was observed.

After the ceremony people were invited into the club for a cooked breakfast.

REMEMBERING: Narooma RSL sub branch president Paul Naylor lays a wreath at the memorial.

REMEMBERING: Narooma RSL sub branch president Paul Naylor lays a wreath at the memorial.

CATCHING UP: Narooma’s Trevor ‘Stinkfoot’ Bennett, (centre) is having breakfast with Stephen ‘Welchie’ Welch of Melbourne and Geoff Turner of Lakes Entrance. The three men fought together in Vietnam in the Battle of Nui Le on September 21, 1971. The Battle of Nui Le was the last major battle fought by the Australian Army in South Vietnam.

CATCHING UP: Narooma’s Trevor ‘Stinkfoot’ Bennett, (centre) is having breakfast with Stephen ‘Welchie’ Welch of Melbourne and Geoff Turner of Lakes Entrance. The three men fought together in Vietnam in the Battle of Nui Le on September 21, 1971. The Battle of Nui Le was the last major battle fought by the Australian Army in South Vietnam.

ANZAC DAY: The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Narooma War Memorial at Club Narooma.

ANZAC DAY: The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Narooma War Memorial at Club Narooma.

SERVICES: President of Club Narooma Graham Reeve with president of the Narooma RLS sub branch Paul Naylor.

SERVICES: President of Club Narooma Graham Reeve with president of the Narooma RLS sub branch Paul Naylor.

KEY PEOPLE: Narooma RSL sub-branch members - president Paul Naylor, Jon King treasurer and Reg Maxted.

KEY PEOPLE: Narooma RSL sub-branch members - president Paul Naylor, Jon King treasurer and Reg Maxted.

PIPER: A solitary piper played the bagpipes on top of the hill after the two minutes silence.

PIPER: A solitary piper played the bagpipes on top of the hill after the two minutes silence.

ANZAC DAY: The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Narooma War Memorial at Club Narooma.

ANZAC DAY: The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Narooma War Memorial at Club Narooma.

ANZAC: Vietnam veteran Chris MacDonald, Rod Fokes and Kevin Mason both wearing their fathers’ medals.

ANZAC: Vietnam veteran Chris MacDonald, Rod Fokes and Kevin Mason both wearing their fathers’ medals.

CATAFALQUE:  Two of the catafalque party MIDN Kate Millward and MIDN Alex Morthorpe.

CATAFALQUE: Two of the catafalque party MIDN Kate Millward and MIDN Alex Morthorpe.

ANZAC DAY: The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Narooma War Memorial at Club Narooma.

ANZAC DAY: The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Narooma War Memorial at Club Narooma.

ANZAC DAY: The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Narooma War Memorial at Club Narooma.

ANZAC DAY: The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Narooma War Memorial at Club Narooma.

ANZAC DAY: The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Narooma War Memorial at Club Narooma. It is estimated that more than 500 people attended the dawn service.

ANZAC DAY: The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Narooma War Memorial at Club Narooma. It is estimated that more than 500 people attended the dawn service.

LEST WE FORGET: Club Narooma president Graham Reeve lays a wreath at the Narooma Dawn Anzac Day service.

LEST WE FORGET: Club Narooma president Graham Reeve lays a wreath at the Narooma Dawn Anzac Day service.

CHOIR: The Narooma Community Choir led by Merinda Hurren.

CHOIR: The Narooma Community Choir led by Merinda Hurren.

CATAFALQUE:  Two of the catafalque party MIDN Kate Millward and MIDN Alex Morthorpe.

CATAFALQUE: Two of the catafalque party MIDN Kate Millward and MIDN Alex Morthorpe.

ANZAC: Vietnam Vet Buzz Bryant at the Narooma ANZAC Day dawn service.

ANZAC: Vietnam Vet Buzz Bryant at the Narooma ANZAC Day dawn service.

ANZAC DAY: The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Narooma War Memorial at Club Narooma.

ANZAC DAY: The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Narooma War Memorial at Club Narooma.

AMBOS: A representative of the NSW Ambulance Service lays a wreath at the Narooma Dawn Anzac Day service.

AMBOS: A representative of the NSW Ambulance Service lays a wreath at the Narooma Dawn Anzac Day service.