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Lest we forget: Windsor RSL Sub-Branch Anzac Day service | Photos

Only 500 were allowed inside the barrier but around 2,000 turned up to McQuade Park, Windsor to pay their respects this Anzac Day.

Leon Walker, Windsor RSL Sub-Branch Secretary, said the commemorative service went "extremely well" considering Covid-19 health regulations and the irregularity of having a sectioned-off area for ticket-holders.

"It was a beautiful foggy morning that gave it a wonderful atmosphere," Mr Walker said.

"We had 52 wreaths laid here, and 12 schools represented. Four high schools did readings. We try to involve as much of the community as we can."

There was a lighthorse parade at the start of the service with the 'local charger' - a riderless horse with the boots reversed in the stirrups, representing a fallen soldier and a commander who has lost his life and is leading his troops one last time.

"That was very well-received, which was good," Mr Walker said.

RAAF cadets from 336 Squadron Richmond provided the catafalque party for the Windsor service, as well as for the service which occurred later in the day at the Hawkesbury Showground, Clarendon for the Hawkesbury Show.

At the Hawkesbury Show service, a flagpole was erected outside the grandstand, and seven wreaths were laid, representing different local organisations.

These included Hawkesbury District Agricultural Association president Ross Matheson, Windsor Sub-Branch president Geoffrey Brand, the NSW National Servicemen's Association - Hawkesbury Sub-Branch president Merv Ward, Hawkesbury Mayor Patrick Connolly, and the Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman and State Member for Hawkesbury Robyn Preston.

The Hawkesbury District Band played both services and David Macpherson played the pipes at Windsor.

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