DEFENCE HONOURS & AWARDS NEWSLETTER - Edition 6
Friday, 7 November 2008

Released on behalf of Defence Honours and Awards


The Directorate of Honours and Awards has now released Edition 6 of the Defence Honours & Awards Newsletter. In this latest edition, you will find information on a wide range of subjects, including contemporary medal issues such as the acceptance and wearing of NATO medals and historical articles such as the Mothers' and Widows' Badge, established in 1940 and issued to the mother, widow or nearest female relative of a member of the Australian forces who died in service during the war.

The newsletter is sent to every serving member through their respective Service newspaper. It is also sent electronically to Federal Members of Parliament and many peak ex-serving organisations throughout Australia. The newsletter can also be found on the Defence Honours & Awards website: www.defence.gov.au/medals.

We hope you enjoy reading this informative publication. If you would like to receive hard copies of this newsletter and future editions, please contact the Directorate of Honours & Awards toll-free on 1800 111 321 from 0900 - 1700 aest.