In another first, Cross of Valour recipients, Tim Britten CV and Allan Sparkes CV,VA were invited to participate in the Australia Day Ambassador Program for 2016. Allan and Tim are also Soldier On Ambassadors and Allan is a beyondblue Ambassador. Allan and his wife Deb were invited to attend the Australia Day address by Mr Deng Thiak Adut and also to attend the Hurstville Council Australia Day Awards Ceremony where Allan delivered the key note address. On Australia Day, Allan and his wife Deb were also invited to attend the official Australia Day reception at the Sydney Opera House.
November 30, 2015
About the Author: Allan Sparkes
Allan Sparkes CV,OAM,VA is an inspirational speaker & best selling author. He is one of Australia's most highly decorated citizens being 1 of only 5 Australians in the past 41 years to be awarded the Australia's highest Bravery Decoration and civil award, the Cross of Valour. He is the only Australian to receive The Cross of Valour and subsequent Australian Honours and Awards of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) and a subsquent Australian Bravery Decoration, the Commendation for Brave Conduct. He is the recipient of other significant awards for Service and Bravery.