Medals and awards for Thai cave rescuers

Chief Petty Officer Troy Eather was one nine Australians recognised for their involvement in the Thailand cave rescue by the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove in the presence of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other national leaders at Government House in Canberra today.

CAPTIONChief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan takes a selfie with Chief Petty Officer Troy Eather at Government House, Canberra, after the presentation of bravery medals and awards for Australian Thai cave rescuers. Photo by Lieutenant Tony Martin.

The medals and awards for nine Australians involved in the cave rescue were officially gazetted today…

The Governor-General is pleased to announce the following Australian Honours in connection with the Tham Luang cave rescue operation in Northern Thailand, from 30 June 2018 to 10 July 2018.

 

AUSTRALIAN BRAVERY DECORATIONS:

 

STAR OF COURAGE (SC)
For acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril

Dr Craig Challen, Gnangara WA 6077
Dr Richard Harris, Toorak Gardans SA 5065

 

BRAVERY MEDAL (BM)
For acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances

Senior Constable Justin John Bateman, Australian Federal Police Special Response Group
Leading Senior Constable Kelly Craig Boers, Australian Federal Police Special Response Group
Detective Leading Senior Constable Benjamin Walter Cox, Australian Federal Police Special Response Group
Chief Petty Officer Troy Matthew Eather, Royal Australian Navy, Specialist Liaison Officer, Clearance Diving Team
First Constable Matthew Peter Fitzgerald, Australian Federal Police Special Response Group
Acting Station Sergeant Robert Michael James, Australian Federal Police Special Response Group
Detective Leading Senior Constable Christopher John Markcrow, Australian Federal Police Special Response Group

 

ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to the international community through specialist response roles during the Tham Luang cave rescue in Thailand in 2018.

Senior Constable Justin John Bateman
Leading Senior Constable Kelly Craig Boers
Dr Craig Challen
Detective Leading Senior Constable Benjamin Walter Cox
Chief Petty Officer Troy Matthew Eather
First Constable Matthew Peter Fitzgerald
Dr Richard Harris
Acting Station Sergeant Robert Michael James
Detective Leading Senior Constable Christopher John Markcrow

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