Decorated veteran to speak at Camden Remembrance Day ceremony

Camden’s Remembrance Day ceremony will be even more special this year with decorated veteran Damien Thomlinson set to deliver a powerful address.

The former Commando served in Afghanistan and was severely injured in 2009.

His convoy drove over an improvised explosive device planted by the Taliban.

He lost both his legs in the explosion and came very close to death.

Thomlinson has since undertaken various challenges and become a motivational speaker.

He will share his story at Camden’s Macarthur Park on Saturday morning during the Remembrance Day service.

Attendees are urged to arrive at 10.20am for a 10.30am start.

The service will be held at the park’s WWI Memorial monument near Menangle Road.

Services will also be held at Ingleburn and Picton to mark the sombre day.