Jade Creevey. Home town Injune. Deployed on operations to Dili, Timor-Leste in 2008 and Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan 2014-15. Currently posted to the 5th Aviation Regiment as the Tpt SGT
Jade Creevey. Home town Injune. Deployed on operations to Dili, Timor-Leste in 2008 and Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan 2014-15. Currently posted to the 5th Aviation Regiment as the Tpt SGT Sandra Godfrey

Paying tribute to our diggers

AS The Last Post sounds at dawn services throughout the nation this week, families around the southwest will think fondly of their loved ones who have done themselves and their country proud.

Among the men and women who have joined the army, air force and navy, many have travelled on operations to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Originally from St George, Ken Roberts is a serving Warrant Officer 1 and brother to a proud Karen Beardmore.

"He enlisted April 15, 1986, and is still serving,” Ms Beardmore said.

"His operations include Tanager and Warden East in Timor, Slipper in Afghanistan and Okra, Iraq.

"He is a brother to myself and David, the eldest son of Luke and Jan, husband to Gill and father of Rebekah, Luke and Andrew.”

The Balonne Beacon, Western Star, and Western Times made a call for the stories of the servicemen and women from our regions, with those contributed featuring in our below gallery.


Latest graduates getting their start with country nursing

Latest graduates getting their start with country nursing

Three new graduates have been welcomed to the southwest.

Regional arts fund renewed for another round in the bush

Regional arts fund renewed for another round in the bush

Local councils have been given thousands for the arts.