Thursday 11th November was Remembrance Day, a day when we pause and remember the 100,000 Australian servicemen and women who have lost their lives.
Mrs Kate Daffy, Community Programs & Events Coordinator was pleased to be able to introduce at our school assembly, Mr Mike Rosel, a Melbourne author, who spoke to our students about one of these servicemen. Mike Rosel has written several books about Australian military history.
Mike contacted the Daffy family many years ago to inform them he had stumbled on the astonishing, yet virtually-unknown, story of Captain Alexander (Alec) Little, Mrs Daffy’s great uncle.
In Mike’s book ‘The Unknown Warrior’, he explores the life of Captain Alec Little, who at the age of 19 paid his own way to the United Kingdom to join the Royal Flying Corps. Over his career, Captain Little was credited with downing 47 aircraft over three year period. He lost his life in combat in May 1918 aged 22 years old. This story was not well known within the Daffy family and it was very humbling for them to discover that a relative had served and protected the Australian way of life. For more information about this presentation please refer to the Senior School update.
Lest we forget.
Thank You to our Volunteers
We are very appreciative of the wonderful culture of volunteering within our CGGS community. In 2020 and 2021, we have not had many opportunities to meet in person; the Parents & Friends Association and Year Level representatives have endeavored to maintain contact and keeping our communities connected.
We look forward to thanking our amazing and generous volunteer community this evening with a virtual wine and cheese evening.