In awkward scenes this morning, former Liberal MP Tim Wilson insisted on playing the Last Post at the Shrine of Remembrance dawn service, after what he describes as a ‘mix-up’ with the appointed bugle player.
“I looked around, assumed that no-one had turned up to play the Last Post, and selflessly manhandled the bugle away from a random man standing next to me, so I could perform the important task on behalf of the community,” Wilson – who lost the seat of Goldstein at the last election – explained.
“There’s no way I could have known that the man wearing full military uniform and holding a bugle had been appointed to play the song”.
In the end the two men jointly held the bugle while Wilson played.
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