Member for Barker Tony Pasin has presented a special medallion to commemorate the service of Mrs Mary Duggan during the Second World War.
Mr Pasin presented the commemorative medallion to Mrs Duggan at her home at Boandik St Mary’s on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday 24 September.
Mrs Duggan served in the Women’s Auxiliary Airforce between 1942 and 1945 and is now the oldest surviving female WAAF Member in South Australia.
“Barker has a rich Second World War history and is proud to be the home to veterans from this remarkable generation of Australians like Mary who served our nation during the Second World War,” Mr Pasin said.
“For these surviving World War Two veterans living in Barker, the 75th Anniversary is an opportunity, on behalf of the Nation, to say ‘thank you for your service’, possibly for the last time,” Mr Pasin said.
Mr Pasin said that while more than one million Australian men and women fought during the Second World War campaigns, incredibly, around 12,000 veterans who served during the Second World War are still with us today.
“Australia can never fully repay the debt we owe these amazing men and women but, to mark their service, the Federal Government is producing this Commemorative Medallion and Certificate of Commemoration for the remaining living Second World War veterans.”
“I encourage all veterans, or their family members of living veterans on their behalf, to apply to receive a medallion and certificate as a special thank you from a grateful nation for all they have done.”
For more information on how to apply contact Tony Pasin at Tony.Pasin.MP@aph.gov.au or 08 8724 7730.