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NAME OF V.C. WINNER PERPETUATED ..... .

. S ta te m e n t by th e lfc n is te ~ r f o r th e Army.

t h e Hon. M alcolm F r a s e r . M.P.

A u s t r a l i a ’ s m ost r e c e n t V i c t o r i a C ro ss w in n e r, M ajo r P e t e r John B ad co e, w i l l

have a t r a i n i n g b lo c k a t t h e O f f i c e r C adet S c h o o l, P o r t s e a , V i c t o r i a , named i n h i s

memory.

A nnouncing t h i s to d a y , th e M in is te r f o r th e Army, Mr. M alcolm F r a s e r , s a i d

th e t r a i n i n g b lo c k , c e n tr e o f a l l i n s t r u c t i o n a l .. a c t i v i t i e s a t t h e S c h o o l, w ould be

c a l l e d "Badcoe H a ll " ,

M ajo r B adcoe, who g ra d u a te d from t h e O f f i c e r Cadet S ch o o l i n 1952, was aw arded

t h e V.C. p o sth u m o u sly on O c to b e r 16 f o r o u ts ta n d in g b ra v e r y w h ile s e r v in g w ith th e

A u s t r a li a n Army T r a in in g Team i n V ietnam e a r l i e r ; th i s " y e a r .

The h a l l would be o f f i c i a l l y named on December 3 by t h e G en eral O f f i c e r

Commanding S o u th e rn Command, M a jo r-G e n e ra l R.W, K n ig h ts . . . ...

The cerem ony w ould be h e l d i n c o n ju n c tio n w ith th e u n v e i l i n g and d e d i c a t i o n

o f th e new War M em orial a t P o r t s e a , and t h e G ra d u a tio n C hurch S e r v ic e s .

M ajo r B a d c o e 's widow had b een i n v i t e d t o th e cerem ony, w hich commences a t

1 0. 15a.m .

To commemorate th e e v e n t a p o r t r a i t o f M ajor Badcoe and a b ro n z e p la q u e would

be i n s t a l l e d i n th e f o y e r o f Badcoe H a ll a s a n e n d u rin g re m in d e r t o O f f i c e r C a d e ts

o f th e S c h o o l's m o tto , " L o y a lty and S e r v ic e " . . .

L i s t s : A and B

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F u r th e r in f o r m a tio n :

. ...CANBERRA: ...M ajor-E ..R o ss-S m ith

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27 November, 1967 OTHER STATES: ADPR AT COMMAND HEADQUARTERS