Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Former Minister for Housing; Fisheries; Veterans Issues; Asian Engagement

    Cadet instructors honoured for long service

    18/08/2017 10:00 AM
    • Youth Minister presents medals for 10 years of service 

    Four well deserving volunteers have received Cadets WA Long Service Medals in honour of their many years of service to the program that is funded and co-ordinated by the Department of Communities.


    Captain (AAC) Karen Shirlaw-Byrne, Lieutenant (AAC) Keith Woods, Ben Boekholt and Robert Manderson share more than 40 years of service between them as instructors for the Cadets WA.


    The State Government recognises volunteers for their service to the Cadets WA program, with a Certificate of Recognition after six years of service, the Cadets WA Long Service Medal after 10 years of service, and Long Service Clasps at five-year intervals thereafter.


    Cadets take part in a range of activities from adventure training, camping, hiking, sports and conservation.  There are currently 9,640 cadets taking part in nearly 200 units across Western Australia.


    For more information, visit https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Youth Minister Peter Tinley:


    "Involvement in the Cadets WA program offers young people a wide range of benefits including physical fitness, self-confidence, teamwork and decision-making abilities, and leadership skills.


    "The four volunteers we honour today have had a significant part to play in this process for many young Western Australians.


    "They have helped WA's youth develop essential life skills that prepare them for adulthood.


    "I take this opportunity to thank the volunteers, on behalf of the McGowan Government and the many young Western Australians that they have helped, for their service."


    Minister's office - 6552 5300