Entries with Surname (Title)s starting with 'B'

Surname: Burzacott
Christian Names: Graham Ross
Country: Australia
State or Province: South Australia
City or Town: Adelaide
Service: Airforce
Branch: General
Commencement of service: 12 Jul 1952
Completion of service: Unknown
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Graham Ross Burzacott was born about 1934. In July, 1952, at 18 years of age, he commenced compulsory National Service Training in the Royal Australian Air Force. (RAAF). He served for 176 days full time RAAF service at Ballarat in Victoria as part of his training. Below is his National Service record.

In the photographs below, Burzacott wears four medals and ribands.

He wears -;

1. The Australian Defence Medal. Entitled.
2. The National Service Medal. Entitled.
3. The unofficial Queens Golden Jubilee Medal . Not entitled. Tin purchased commemorative medal.
4. National Service tin purchased unofficial medal.

Burzacott is another example of a member of the Australian National Servicemen's Association adding tin unofficial medals to his two genuinely awarded medals.

He served his time, he completed his required duty as did hundreds of thousands of other National Servicemen. He should be satisfied with that. There is no need to purchase tin medals and add them to your genuinely awarded medals. Doesn't make sense.

We mentioned in a previous write up of John Bauerle, another former National Serviceman, who wore three unofficial purchased medal ribands on his National Serviceman's Jacket at an official ceremony. He is the President of the Albury-Wodonga National Servicemen's Association and has been for 17 years.

The National Servicemen's Association of Australia have to get their act in order and discipline their members for ignoring long established medals protocols, in order to maintain respect and dignity within the Australian Defence Force and Veteran community.

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