But 'they' really are a weird mob.
The Veteran and Mrs Veteran are off to Perth shortly he has have been invited to lay a wreath on behalf of the substantial Perth resident Kiwi veteran community who parade as a national contingent in the Perth ANZAC Day march.
I was gobsmacked to learn that the West Australian RSL President, one Bill Gaynor (who apparently is not a 'returned' serviceman) has, for years, refused to accord the NZ Contingent the status it deserves.
This year they are 131st out of 156 in the ANZAC Day order of march, just behind the Boy Scouts or suchlike.
It is a studied insult to New Zealand by an 'Australian' who does not understand the meaning of ANZAC. In other States and in New Zealand we always take pains to honour our OZ colleagues on this day of shared heritage.
But as I said, they're a weird mob. Perhaps it's something to do with the water in WA. I'll stick to beer.
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