23 Apr 2021

Gary Brandon's Onward Bar in Taupo celebrates ANZAC Day

From First Up, 5:16 am on 23 April 2021

Large crowds are expected at Anzac Day services around the country on Sunday after public events were cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Over 300 veterans will be joining former soldier Gary Brandon, on his lifestyle property near Taupo on Sunday. After leaving the army Gary spent some time working in private security in Afghanistan and Iraq, losing his lower right leg in a IED explosion. His man-cave has a lot of military memorabilia on display and on Anzac Day former comrades will descend on what is called the Onward Bar to mark the occasion. Veterans' Affairs reporter, Andrew McRae spoke to him about his military career and how he will be spending Anzac Day.