Remembrance Day gift to Dubbo man in honour of his RAAF pilot officer father

Tribute: Bob Browne with the cross from England. Photo: FAYE WHEELER
Tribute: Bob Browne with the cross from England. Photo: FAYE WHEELER

A touching tribute from across the globe shows a Dubbo man the ultimate sacrifice paid by his father in wartime is not forgotten.

Twice a year, every year a small cross arrives at Bob Browne’s home from England.

Its inscription is dedicated to his father, Pilot Officer Robert Browne of the Royal Australian Air Force, who died there in November 1942.

Mr Browne placed the cross at Dubbo’s Cenotaph for the duration of the Remembrance Day ceremony.

He was born two weeks after his father lost his life.

“The cross is sent by a lady in England from a place called Peterborough, where my father was killed,” Mr Browne said.

“She sends it twice a year, every year, amazing.”

Legacy was there for the family in its time of need.

Mr Browne encouraged people to not only remember, but to give something back.

“That’s what i say to people, if they can get involved in community work, join Legacy, well there’s always a spot,” he said.