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Sarah Hughes – AVCAT Scholar

I feel so lucky to be pursuing my passions, and so grateful to AVCAT and Forestville RSL sub-Branch for their support. It means a lot to my mum as a single parent knowing that I am supported and able to continue following my ambitions away from home. Sarah and her...

Patrick Pickering – AVCAT Scholar

I have loved every minute of university. By Patrick Pickering My name is Patrick Pickering. I am 22 years old and studying law and psychology at the University of Tasmania. Patrick Pickering From a young age, my parents instilled in me a deep respect and passion for spending time in...

Charli Brand – AVCAT Scholar

When my dad was medically discharged I was selfishly relieved; it meant no threat of moving, and there was no chance of him leaving for months on end – we could be a family again. Charli Brand By Charli Brand One of the most distinct memories I have of my...

AVCAT Chair Attends War Memorial Dedication

Major General Bill Crews, Chair of AVCAT, attended the Dedication Ceremony on 22 February 2024 of the sculpture For Every Drop Shed in Anguish. This artwork was crafted by Alex Seton, who spoke passionately about his approach to the brief to provide a place in the grounds of the Australian War...

AVCAT Announces New Sponsor Commando Welfare Trust

AVCAT is delighted to welcome new scholarship sponsor the Commando Welfare Trust. The Commando Welfare Trust is sponsoring two new scholarships for children or grandchildren of Australian ex-serving veterans in 2024. The Commando Welfare Trust provides a perpetual safety net for Special Operations Command (SOCOMD) soldiers, veterans, and family members...

Reflections On The Year

An end-of-year message from AVCAT CEO Len Russell Before we say goodbye to the year that has been, I wanted to take a moment to look back on the busy year 2023 has been and to thank everyone who helped make this year a special one for us here at...

Israel Bundjuri – AVCAT Scholar

My father was so proud to hear that his son was studying at Curtin University. He never thought fighting for his country could have a positive impact on his children in enhancing their education since returning from the Vietnam War. By Israel Bundjuri Israel with his father Edward James Jarden...

Thank You TPI NSW

AVCAT CEO Len Russell and scholarships manager Robyn Richardson were honoured to be guests at the festive TPI NSW Christmas Party. During the party, Len Russell extended heartfelt appreciation to TPI NSW for their longstanding support as a dedicated scholarship sponsor. In recognition of their commitment, he presented TPI NSW...

Jacob Erieau – AVCAT Scholar

Sometimes the most extraordinary thing you can do is be part of healing your family and trying to do better than those who came before you. By Jacob Erieau Jacob (centre) with grandparents Dorothy & 'Pa' Geoffrey Yeomans My grandfather Geoffrey, who we affectionately call Pa, served two years in...

Thank You Morning Tea

AVCAT hosts five long-term NSW and national sponsors at a celebratory morning tea L-R: Len Russell - CEO, AVCAT; Robyn Richardson - Scholarships Manager, AVCAT; Malcolm Dimmock - Director, Chatswood RSL Club; Renee Wilson - CEO, Australian War Widows NSW; Anne Samuelson - Manager - Professional Team, NSW Nurses &...

Farewell Patrick

Mr Patrick W Medway AM retired from his position on the AVCAT Board. Mr Patrick W Medway AM Major General Bill Crews AO (Retd) & Mr Patrick W Medway AM AVCAT thanks Patrick for contributing his expertise and experience while on the board and for his hard work championing AVCAT's...

Thank You DVA

In an afternoon ceremony, AVCAT Chair Major General Bill Crews AO (Retd) presented Ms Victoria Benz of DVA with a plaque recognising DVA's long-term support of AVCAT and the Long Tan Bursary. Major General Bill Crews AO (Retd) & Ms Victoria Benz Bill Crews commented on the broad impact of...

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