Apr 04

Queens Baton Relay – John Beacham

On Tuesday 3 April 2018 John participated in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay commencing along the Esplanade at Burleigh Heads and finishing his section adjacent to the Burleigh Heads RSL Hall. John was lucky with the weather and the spectators were in full voice in response to John’s cries of ‘Aussie Aussie Aussie’! John looked relaxed throughout his section but he must have been excited as it was a memorable time for him and an honour to be selected to participate. Some interesting facts around the baton relay are there were 45,000 applications for the Queens baton relay from which they selected 3,800. There were only 10 participants in the Burleigh Heads leg of the relay and John was one of them! Well done John you have done the RSL your family and your self proud. No one could have been prouder than Joy when you saw the look on her face when John took off. Well done Joy! Now some photos of the event for your enjoyment thanks to Joy and Neville/Maureen.

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