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RAAMC AWARDS

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Harkness Memorial Medal | C.F. Marks Medal | Sir Neville Howse Medal VC Award
Harkness Medal

Harkness Memorial Medal

The award is designed as a tribute to the service given to the Corps by the late Geoffrey Harkness, OBE, ED, who served continuously in the Corps from December 1941 to May 1971. Colonel Geoffrey Harkness served as an RMO in New Guinea, as a Field Ambulance Officer and as ADAH Southern Command. In addition he served for 14 years as DDGMS (CMF) AHQ. During this period he was Deputy to three DGMS' and played a significant role in the development of the Corps. He was responsible for much of the strong support the Corps has received from the civilian medical profession. His loyalty to the Corps and the DGMS', and his unselfish dedication to them was a hallmark of his service.

The award is funded from a special fund raised by subscriptions from Senior Officers of the RAAMC and members of the civilian medical profession.

The conditions of the selection for this award are:

The emphasis is to be on contribution to the RAAMC. It is considered that this must be in every way of an outstanding nature and by which the Corps has obtained some benefit; it may be in command, administrative, clinical or technical fields. Continuous long service without any major or outstanding effort is insufficient for the purpose as the medal is not a long service award.

Whilst a single contribution or a special performance enhancing the standing of the Corps or the Army as a whole may be considered as qualifying factors, these should only be acceptable if the remainder of the member's service reaches the high standard demanded.

Enthusiasm, selflessness, dedication and devotion to the Corps are necessary contributory factors, as these were the qualities and characteristics of the late Geoffrey Hardness in his approach to all matters related in the Corps.

The recipient must be a serving officer of the RAAMC (ARA or GRes).

The award consists of a medal and a certificate and is normally presented at the Corps Birthday Parade each year.

Previous recipients of this prestigious award are:


1971 BRIG A.P. Hanway
1972 LTCOL J. Breinl, ED
1973 LTCOL J.W. Coombe, MBE
1974 MAJ L. Atkinson, MBE
1975 MAJ D.A. Collier
1976 MAJ A.C. Duncan
1977 DR A.P. Ray
1978 LTCOL E. Donaldson
1979 LTCOL C. Russell-Jones
1980 MAJ A.W. Sweeney
1981 LTCOL A. Bromwich
1982 MAJ R.J. Holden
1983 LTCOL C.J. Carling
1984 COL G.J. Maynard
1985 LTCOL W.J. Kelly
1986 COL P.D. Byrne, RFD, ED
1987 LTCOL D. Cannon
1988 CAPT R.B. Dow
1989 LTCOL R.A. Simpson
1990 LTCOL R.J. Allen
1991 MAJ B. Morgan
1992 MAJ D.W. Chapman
1993 MAJ D. Keating
1994 LTCOL J. Brock
1995 MAJ S. Press
1996 MAJ K.J. Ellis
1997 LTCOL B.R. Curren
1998 LTCOL J. Crozier
1999 LTCOL J. Turner
2000 LTCOL Durrant-Law
2001 LTCOL J. Rosenfeld
2002 CAPT Tyquinn
2003 LTCOL G. Wells
2004 LTCOL G. Whelan AM CSC
2005 MAJ G. Jones
2006 MAJ D. McCuaig
2007 MAJ J. Straskye
2008 LTCOL S. Fletcher
2009 CAPT M. Eyb

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C.F. Marks Award

C.F. MARKS Award

This award is designed as a memorial to the late COL C.F. Marks, OBE, ED, who had a long and distinguished career in the RAAMC. Charles Ferdinand Marks was appointed into the AAMC on 12 June 1937. After serving in the Middle East and New Guinea during the Second World War he was transferred to the Reserve of Officers on 21 December 1944. Subsequently in the CMF he was appointed CO of 7 Fd Amb and 11 Fd Amb between 1948 and 1954. On 29 March 1954 he was appointed Deputy Director of Medical Services, HQ, Northern Command and promoted Colonel on 14 May 1955. He was awarded the ED in 1956 and OBE in 1962.

The award is funded from a donation given generously by his widow Mrs J. Marks.

The conditions of the selection for this award are:

The award is to be given for an outstanding individual effort where the RAAMC has benefited in some way. The emphasis is to he on contribution to the Corps and this may be in the medical, administrative, technical or logistic areas and may be in either non medical or medical units. Continuous long service without any major outstanding effort is insufficient for the purpose as the medallion is not a long service award. The recipient's service should he generally of a high standard. Enthusiasm, selflessness and dedication to the Corps are necessary contributory factors-

The recipient must be a serving non-commissioned member of the RAAMC (ARA or GRes).

The award consists of a medallion and a certificate and includes a cash prize of $500.00.
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Former recipients of this prestigious award are:


1981 WO1 J.D. Christie
1982 CPL R.P. Coleman
1983 SGT K.R. Phillips
1984 WO1 R.C.S. Dubsky
1985 SGT J.W. McEwan
1986 WO2 K. Evans
1987 SGT G. Brand
1988 SGT G.W. Coates
1989 CPL K.G. Lilley
1990 SGT P.K. Murphy
1991 CPL S. Hurley
1992 SGT P.A. Johnstone
1993 SGT J. Staley
1994 SGT B. McKeon
1995 SGT B.J. Looker
1996 SSGT T. Pickard
1997 WO2 D. Villanti
1998 WO2 L. Yovich
1999 CPL D.L. Gurr
2000 CPL A. Grant
2001 SGT K. Pullen
2002 SGT D.K. Rice
2003 SGT J. Cooper
2004 SGT V. Morris
2005 WO2 S. Gibbs
2006 WO2 A. Brayshaw
2007 WO1 A. Potts
2008 WO1 S. Robertson
2009 SGT L. Vermeer

 

 

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Sir Neville Howse VC Award

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The award is designed as a memorial to the late MAJGEN Sir Neville Howse VC, KCB, KCMG.

MAJ GEN Sir Neville Howse was the first Australian and he remains the only member of the Corps who has been awarded the Victoria Cross. His citation reads:

Sir Neville Howse Award"Captain Neville Reginald Howse New South Wales Army Medical corps 24th July 1900 at Vredefort, Orange Free State. During the action at Verdefort on the 24th July 1900. Captain Howse went out under a very heavy cross-fire and pickedup a wounded man and carried him to a place of shelter.

(London Gazette 4th June 1901)

He distinguished himself in two wars & achieved eminence in both military medicine and politics.

The Sir Neville Howse VC Award is to be awarded to a student from various Health Service Courses who is judged by the panel to fulfil the selection criteria.

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