Combined Services Cocktail Reception prelude to Reserve Forces Day in Brisbane

AS A PRELUDE to Reserve Forces Day in Brisbane, a Cocktails Evening was held on Friday, June 30, in the Combined Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess at Victoria Barracks, featuring Military-Style entertainment.

The event concluded with a lowering of the Flag accompanied by a Naval Hymn in an harmonised adaption of the Sunset ceremony.

Officer-in-Charge was Chief Petty Officer Ken Browning, and Naval personnel officiating at the Flag Lowering were Petty Officer Joe Lee (facing camera) and Petty Officer Lloyd Dannanberg

Ceremonial Commander was Colonel George Kearney (R), Immediate Past Colonel Commandant of the Australian Army Psychology Corps.

The cocktail reception has become a popular prelude to Reserve Forces Day in Brisbane, with previous events having been held at the Brisbane Maritime Museum and RAAF Amberley.