As part of an Army program sending soldiers home for Anzac Day, Sergeant Craig Cole will be travelling to Parkes, NSW, to be with family and friends.

Sergeant Cole is a Tank Troop Commander from the 2/14 Light Horse Regiment and said he was looking forward to going home for the occasion.

“I’ve got my mum, my dad, little sister, brother and a niece back home, with a lot of friends too,” Sergeant Cole said. 

“The family really appreciate getting to spend Anzac Day with me, so they can pay their respects to the fallen and the current serving men and women.”

Sergeant Cole said he made an effort to return home as much as possible. 

“We grew up on the family farm, riding dirt bikes, hunting, playing footy for the local team, and I was a bricklayer there before I joined the Army,” he said. 

“I try to get back home as often as I can. I’m pretty family orientated so it’s always good to get back and I’ve got plenty of good friends who I see as much as I can.”

Sergeant Cole outlined what Anzac Day meant to him as a leader for other soldiers in the regiment. 

“It’s important to recognise all the good work that the men and women do in the Australian Defence Force, both currently serving and ex-serving,” he said. 

“And it’s about remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”