As a part of the fellowship offered by the Kenmore-Moggill Sub-Branch, a morning tea is held at the premises 2603 Moggill Road every Friday morning at 10.00Hrs. This is very well attended by members, those people attending Peacekeepers appointment and is a regular calendar event for many veteran residents of the Fairview Aged Care Community. Members and visitors spend the hour chatting and catching up with news and events of the previous week.
Occasionally, the President (Trevor Dixon) plans a surprise which could include the unveiling of collected military memorabilia and paintings, presentations to attending members for services provided and or birthdays. At the function on 16 October 2015, two very special people attending were celebrating their birthday. Both of these ladies reside at the Fairview home and are regular attendees at morning tea.
Cynthia Clifford nee Cadd celebrated her 92nd birthday accompanied by her daughter, and Florence Grobes celebrated her 97th birthday. For the occasion the President presented the ladies with a birthday cake and both managed to blow out an array of candles.
Florence blowing out candles
Cynthia with her daughter
Cynthia is from a military family with her father and four uncles serving in WWI. During WWII, Cynthia joined the Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS) and trained in Air Craft Identification and Predictor Operation for 3.7 Anti-Aircraft guns based in Western Australia.