Four decades of supporting reservists


ADF reservists and their civilian employers have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to Defence through the 40th anniversary of the Prince of Wales Award scheme.

The Prince of Wales Award gives selected reservists the opportunity to undertake a training or development activity that is both directly related to and benefits their civilian occupation or profession. Successful recipients receive up to $10,000 towards an approved activity to aid them in their area of civilian employment.

Head of Joint Support Services Division Major General Douglas Laidlaw commended the 40th anniversary recipients and spoke of the skills they will gain through this scheme.

“The Prince of Wales Award scheme is one way that Defence invests in the relationship between reservists, Defence and civilian employers,” Major General Laidlaw said.

“The Prince of Wales Award activities enable reservists to transfer the skills gained from their development activity, back into their civilian workplace.

“I congratulate the 2024 recipients of the Prince of Wales Award and their supportive civilian employers, and look forward to the 40th-year anniversary ceremonies to be held next year.”

Recipients of the Prince of Wales Award 2024:

  • Leading Seaman Caleb Wilson, Navy
  • Major Aaron Thomas, Army
  • Major Adrian Walsh, Army
  • Captain Aaron Jackson, Army
  • Captain S, Army
  • Lieutenant Jacqueline Martin, Army
  • Lieutenant Lachlan Finch, Army
  • Warrant Officer Class Two Jeremy Hill, Army
  • Sergeant Aaron Bachmann, Army
  • Sergeant Kate Chisholm, Army
  • Sergeant Pamela Dillon, Army
  • Sergeant Stephen Eppingstall, Army
  • Sergeant Christopher Lunt, Army
  • Sergeant B, Army
  • Corporal Scott McCarthy, Army
  • Flight Lieutenant Nicholas O’Connor, Air Force
  • Flight Lieutenant Kim Roberts, Air Force

For more information on the support Defence provides to reservists, and recognition for civilian employers, visit ADF Reserves and Employer Support.

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