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23 Mar 2023

Commendations Awards Ceremony

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Each year Royal Life Saving Society NSW presents Commendation Awards to those people who have displayed outstanding initiative, expertise, and empathy towards their fellow human beings by applying lifesaving skills in emergency situations and sometimes at risk to themselves.

We were extremely honoured to have our Patron, Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC Governor of New South Wales host the Ceremony at Government House Sydney on Friday 24 February 2023.

18 Certificates of Commendation were presented to members of the general public and NSW Police Awards to officers of the New South Wales Police Force at the ceremony.


1. Mr Michael Lendrum

2. Mr Peter Lendrum

3. Mr Tim Lendrum

4. Mr Mathew Savage

5. Mr Tate Dee

6. Ms Jude Hayman

7. Ms Rita McIver

8. Mr Julian Linquest Pye

9. Mr Jerome Golledge

10. Mr Craig Felstein


11. Sergeant Michael McClafferty

12. Senior Constable Peter Heginbotham

13. Leading Senior Constable Victor Suarez

14. Senior Constable Todd Mackay

15. Senior Constable David Coyle

16. Chief Inspector William McKenna

17. Leading Senior Constable Simon Alexander

18. Senior Constable Thomas Knight

We thank and honour the incredible efforts of these 18 recipients and all those nominated whose courage and selflessness is truly remarkable.

To learn more about these extraordinary individuals please refer to our 2023 Commendations Awards Ceremony booklet below.

RLS Commendations Booklet_A5_Final
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