Flares release as part of HMAS Sydney II Memorial Service

The City of Greater Geraldton wishes to advise local residents that they may hear a series of loud noises tonight, Thursday 19 November, as part of the 74th HMAS Sydney II Memorial Service.

At approximately 7pm, a large cannon shot will be fired as well as a display of multiple flares off the coast as part of the ceremony, kindly donated by the Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue and Midwest Fireworks.

The City also wishes to remind guests that there is a free shuttle bus service leaving from the QEII Centre from 5pm onwards as Gummer Avenue Carpark will be closed to traffic from 4:30pm to 8pm.

It is recommended that those people wishing to attend the ceremony allow themselves extra time in order to avoid arriving late.

The service will commence at 5:50pm.

For more information on the ceremony visit the CGG website http://ow.ly/UP9nM