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December 9, 2009

Sale resident Peter Dennison was today presented with an Australian Defence Medal (ADM) by The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. 

Mr Dennison is a former principal of Guthridge Primary School in Sale.  Mr Dennison joined the Army in 1966 under the National Service Scheme and was conscripted for two years. Mr Dennison also received the Australian National Service Medal in 2002.

The Australian Defence Medal has been established to recognise Australian Defence Force Regular and Reserve personnel who have demonstrated their commitment and contribution to the nation by serving for an initial enlistment period or four years service whichever is the lesser.  All of the relevant service must be completed after September 3, 1945. 

Included are former Defence Force members who did not complete the qualifying period because they died in service, were medically discharged and the impairment was compensable at the time of discharge, or left the service due to a Defence workplace policy of the time.

Anyone interested in applying for the Australian Defence Medal should contact Mr Chester’s office on 1300 131 785 for further details.


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