Call goes out for Last Post bugler for Anzac Day ceremony
IF YOU'RE a bugler, Turkey Beach Anzac Day ceremony organisers would really love you to blow your own horn.
The sombre sound of The Last Post has not floated live across the Turkey Beach Anzac Day ceremonies since the events started there in 2010.
A $4000 grant four years ago meant the community could build a memorial at the beachfront to host commemorative ceremonies.
But a vital component has been missing - a bugler.
Turkey Beach Returned Serviceman's Friendship group president Ron Jensen said although a recording of the moving musical piece did the job, it just wasn't the same as having a real bugler.
"It (a bugler) makes the service more sombre … if you have a bloke blowing the trumpet; there is a real art to it," he said.
Mr Jensen was a conscript for national service for two years and he is one of six men living in Turkey Beach who served in the Vietnam War.
"It's (Anzac Day) only once a year but it's a special day for me," he said.
The first Turkey Beach ceremony attracted a crowd of up to 130 people, but that number has declined in recent years.
If you are interested in playing The Last Post for the Turkey Beach Anzac Day ceremony, phone Ron Jensen on 4974 2158.