RACQ pauses to reflect on Remembrance Day

On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I the State’s peak motoring body has reflected on those who served and its members who banded together in 1914 to help wounded soldiers returning home.

RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said members in their cars would meet wounded soldiers at the train station or the docks to take them to the Kangaroo Point Military Hospital.

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“By July 1916, 180 members had assisted in transporting 1,300 returned soldiers,” Ms Hunter said.

“The effort was so large it became necessary to form an offshoot of the Club, known as the Returned Soldiers Transport Corps to coordinate the activity. Members would even take recuperating soldiers on day trips to boost their spirits.”

Ms Hunter reminded drivers to plan their trips to services, particularly if they wanted to attend the State’s largest ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, Brisbane City.

“We’d urge Queenslanders to join the commemorations, but to plan your travel ahead of time. There are plenty of public transport options available for those wanting to honour our veterans.”