I had met Brenton and Jordan when they had been my escorts for my visit to 7RAR earlier that day. I will probably embarrass them terribly by saying so but these two young men were absolutely delightful and a credit to their parents and their regiment and I will be making sure their Commanding Officer is informed.
They spoke very well, describing how much their quilts and bags meant to them, what it was like receiving mail from home and how the arrival of the quilts and laundry bags "replenished" their morale and reminded them why they serve.
I would also like to thank Brenton, Jordan and H for speaking and also, for getting in and helping out. I just received an email from a quilter who was there and she said that she was very impressed with our Defence Force Guests who jumped straight in to help set up chairs for the many quilters who were there.
It was a great trip, I very much enjoyed myself and have added to my treasured bank of Aussie Hero memories.