David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Paying tribute to service men and women in Quilpie and Charleville

August 7, 2019

New projects to honour our service men and women will be rolled out in the South-West with $8670 secured through the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service grants, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said today.

“These tributes will promote an appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served played in shaping our nation,” Mr Littleproud said.

“With $2670, the Alaric Outback Retreat for veterans and all service people – located 100km north of Quilpie – will install a display cabinet to present memorabilia.

“In Charleville, $3000 will go towards installation of display cabinets at the Charleville Airfield and World War II Museum to present memorabilia.

“The Charleville RSL Sub-Branch will have a ‘Ghost Soldier’ installed with a $3000 grant – this will be a moving tribute and reminder for us about those who’ve made great sacrifices for our nation.

“The latest round of grants ensures the delivery of meaningful projects in local communities to commemorate Australia’s role in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations and reflects our gratitude to service men and women.

“We will continue to support the work of organisations that preserve our local history for future generations and it’s fitting that Alaric Outback Retreat and Charleville’s Airfield and WWII Museum and RSL Sub-Branch make the most of this initiative.”

The Maranoa electorate was the recipient of $11,670 in the latest Community Commemorative Grants category of the Saluting Their Service Programme.