He was announced as the newest member of the Bega RSL sub-branch.
But at 95 years old, Claude Hayson isn't the youngest!
Mr Hayson recently moved with his wife Maureen to Hillgrove House aged care home, to be closer to his Bega family.
The World War II veteran served in New Guinea and laid a wreath at the Bega Anzac Day main service accompanied by his grandsons.
Also in the crowd were his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Proud son Robert Hayson and granddaughter Shannon Whitford said it was a wonderful feeling to have Claude and Maureen living closer now, but to be able to share Anzac Day all together for the first time was particularly special.
"It takes on a whole new meaning and sentiment now," Ms Whitford said.
"We always come, but it's great to have my boys see even more what it's all about."
Also marking the special service commemorating service men and women, past and present, was the Mullaney family.
Veteran of the Australian Army Ron Mullaney led the day's march on Carp St alongside Tom Blake and Paul Windle on their mobility scooters.
Joining him in the official flag party were great-niece Air Force Flight Lieutenant Lauren Dickson and granddaughter Navy Petty Officer Kristie Mullaney.
Ron's son Tony Mullaney (Navy) and wife Tina Mullaney (Navy), and another son Mick Mullaney (Army - "at least one went the right way") were also on hand for the touching service.
Other highlights of the day's service included a special oration by school leaders from Sapphire Coast Anglican College Kate Oastler and Bridie Umbers, a bugler playing Last Post and Reveille, and the Bega District Band - this year celebrating its 120th birthday - performing both the New Zealand and Australian National Anthems.
Watch them in the below videos and be sure to check out the coverage of other Anzac Day services across the region via the links below.