TUESDAY, 12.20PM: The Royal Australian Air Force flypast has been seen over the South Burnett this morning.

Check out photos and a video of the C-17A Globemaster as it passed over Kumbia at about noon.



TUESDAY, 11.30AM: THREE school friends living across Australia have reunited to commemorate Anzac Day in Kumbia.

Hilton Stead, Allan Roach and Stuart Chaseling are linked by both their service in the Australian Defence Force and their days running around a Sydney schoolyard.

"The years have passed by, who knows where they've gone. We're all still here, a lot of us didn't think we would be. In particular someone like Allan who served in Vietnam," Mr Stead said.

"For the three of us to get together on this day, it's just a nice feeling."

Mr Stead, who served in the Australian Army but did not travel overseas, said he marched in the Anzac Day parade to remember his father.

"Later in life I found out I was adopted young. I found out who my natural father was and got his medals through the family," Mr Stead said.

"He was in the Air Force during the Second World War. So for me, it's marching today to honour his sacrifice."


Mr Roach joined the Australian Army in 1968 and spent 12 months in Vietnam in 1969.

"I considered taking discharge but changed my mind and served 21 years," he said.

Mr Chaseling served as a medic in the Australian Navy from 1967-76.

The old school friends were three of the large contingent that marched down Bell St in the Anzac Day parade.

South Burnett

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