Graham Vickery receiving the National Medal Clasp for 25 Years Service in Marine Rescue

Marine Rescue Point Danger Unit Commander and Darcy Henriksen Marine Rescue Director
presented Graham with this prestigous award.

The National Medal is Australia's most awarded civilian medal, given for long service by operational members of specified eligible organisations. It was introduced in 1975, as an original component of the new Australian honours system, and replaced a range of medals available to military and civilian uniformed services for long service and good conduct. The eligible groups have in common that their members serve or protect the community at the risk of death, injury or trauma, hence it is only available to members of the eligible organisations who are operation.