Major General Fergus McLachlan

Gus with Barak Obama

Old Collegian Major General Fergus 'Gus' McLachlan was the guest of honour at this year's  ANZAC Day commemoration ceremony at Marcellin.  This was Gus' first official  visit to the school since he graduated in 1981.  Gus gave the packed St Marcellin's Hall a wonderful historical perspective on the significance of the ANZAC Day.  He spoke of his sense of loss for the two 19 year old Diggers who were killed in action in Afghanistan under his command.  We were grateful to have Gus travel to Melbourne for the day and it was special seeing him there with his mum Joan -  a wonderful Marcellin person in her own right.  

Read about Gus' career with the Australian Army