The following Corps Members have received Awards announced in the honours list.

Medal (OAM) in the Military Division

Warrant Officer Class One David Graeme McBEAN For meritorious service as the Artificer Sergeant Major of Forces Command and the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, and the Senior Technical Advisor Small Arms at the Land Engineering Agency.

David is a 40th Class Fitter and Turner Apprentice.

Medal (OAM) in the General Division

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Pictured Above: LTCOL Jim HISLOP (Retd)

Lieutenant Colonel James Glen HISLOP (Retd) Wodonga VIC 3690 For service to veterans and their families.

Jim is a 9th Class Fitter and Turner Apprentice.

Image Courtesy of The Australian

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Pictured Above: Noel Lake

Noel Geoffrey LAKE Gannawarra VIC 3568 For service to veterans and their families

Conscripted to national service in September 1966, Noel (or ‘Koonda’ as he was known) flew into Vung Tau, Vietnam as part of the 102 Field Workshop Unit of the Royal Australian Electrical Mechanical Engineering Corp in 1967. He was discharged September 12, 1968. Upon returning home to the family dairy farm, Noel considers himself as one of the lucky veterans because he was welcomed into the RSL branch at Koondrook. “At the time so many others weren’t, ” he said. Noel spent 10 years serving as the secretary of the RSL and in 1986 took on the role of president – a position he still holds today.

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On behalf of the RAQ we congratulate all recipients on their Awards