North Queensland Santa And JT Given Queen's Birthday Honours

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Carley Whittington

10 June 2019

Carley Whittington

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Six North Queenslanders have been named today on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list!  

Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Robert Pack
  • Major Francis Roy Radford CSM (RETD)
  • Warrant Officer Class One Mark Retallick
  • Peter Searston
  • George White
  • 'King of the North' Johnathan Thurston

 

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This is what they did to be awarded an Order of Australia Medal from the Queen:

  • Robert Pack- awarded for his dedication to health and the Townsville community. 
  • Major Francis Roy Radford CSM (RETD)- for his service to veterans and their families. 
  • Warrant Officer Class One Mark Retallick- awarded for his outstanding performance of duty to the Army. 
  • Peter Searston- for extensive work in expanding employment opportunities for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders. 
  • George White- for his community spirit as Townsville's favourite Santa, travelling around Queensland for the Special Children’s Christmas parties. 
  • 'King of the North' Johnathan Thurston- for his work as a role model to keep kids in school.

 

THERE'S LESS THAN 30 DAYS UNTIL THE SUPERCARS PULL INTO TOWNSVILLE! 

 

 

 

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