Anzac Days – In Times Past – Townsville

Here are a few reminders of Anzac Days past. It may be stretching the memory cells a little but the days of Khaki uniforms and Blanco belts and gaters are still seared into the minds of some of us. All of this finally gave way (circa 1960) to Jungle Greens , Black Belt and Gaters. At the same time the old tried and tested .303 was finally retired in favour of the 7.62mm SLR. It cannot be denied that the old hobnail Boots AB (Ankle Black) gave a well defined “crump” on the asphalt as we marched along.  I wouldn’t mind betting that some of our modern troops miss that well defined sound when marching along in their soft soled modern day counterparts.