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Celebrating 20 Years of AVCAT

AVCAT celebrated 20 years of scholarships at a memorable evening at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney.  L-R: Major General Bill Crews AO (Retd), Tahlia Gow, Michael Pavey, Kirk Chilcott, Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Danielle Peck, Rory Hansell,...

Reflections on ANZAC Day 2023

By Len Russell, CEO AVCAT L-R: Len Russell CEO AVCAT,  Victoria Benz Deputy Commissioner DVA NSW/ACT, Mr Ron O’Connor Director TPI NSW On April 25th, 2023, we commemorated those men and women who have served and are serving our nation in the armed forces. It is a day of significance...

Melinda Thomas – AVCAT Scholar

My father served as an engineer in the Australian Army for over a decade, and sadly later lost his life due to an illness developed over the course of his service overseas in Iraq. My siblings and I were raised by our brave mother. From a very young age I...

Megan Beecher

By Megan Beecher My name is Megan Beecher, in 2020 I was the recipient of the AVCAT Australian War Widows NSW Scholarship. My Grandfather, Major Arthur McDermott (Grandpa Mac, as he was to my brothers and I) was a veteran, serving in the Australian Army from 1951 – 1975. Megan...

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