Nursing Service Cross

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The Nursing Service Cross (Post-nominal letters NSC) was a decoration (medal) of the Australian Honours System. The NSC was awarded for outstanding performance of nursing duties in both operational and non-operational situations.

Nursing Service Cross
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Medal and ribbon
Awarded by Australia
TypeMedal
EligibilityMembers of the Australian Defence Force
Awarded forOutstanding performance of nursing duties in both operational and non-operational situations[1]
StatusDiscontinued[2]
Post-nominalsNSC
Statistics
Established18 October 1989[3]
First awarded8 June 1992
Last awarded2007 Australia Day Honours
Total awarded29[2]
Distinct
recipients
28
Order of Wear
Next (higher)Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC)
Next (lower)Medal for Gallantry (MG)
RelatedRoyal Red Cross (RRC)

The NSC replaced the Royal Red Cross in the Imperial honours system for recognising nursing personnel.

DescriptionEdit

  • The NSC is a four-stepped sterling silver cross ensigned with the Crown of St Edward. The obverse bears a transparent red enamel cross insert overlaid on a flecked pattern radiating from the centre of the medal.
  • The medal has a sterling silver suspender bar.
  • The ribbon is 32 millimetres wide, with a central red vertical band flanked by two wide white vertical bands and a further two thin vertical gold bands.

List of recipientsEdit

There have been 28 recipients and 1 Bar since the NSC's establishment in 1989 until it was discontinued in 2007.

Name Date awarded Citation Notes
Amanda Banks NSC 26 January 2006 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties as the critical care Nursing Officer on Operation CATALYST within the USAF Theatre Hospital, 332nd Expeditionary Health Group, Balad, Iraq. [4]
Anne Frances Blundell NSC 26 January 1994 In recognition of service to nursing duties with the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia. [5]
Gregory Richard Brown NSC 12 June 2006 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties as the Second-in-Command of the Army Parachute Surgical Team and Officer Commanding Holding Company of the ANZAC Field Hospital deployed in support of Operation SUMATRA ASSIST. [6]
Geoffrey Ian Cox NSC 11 June 2007 For an act of exceptional dedication in the performance of nursing duties as a member of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, Defence Co-operation Program – East Timor. [7]
Stephen Michael Crimston NSC 17 October 2003 For outstanding devotion to duty and tireless work in the delivery of lifesaving care to the injured, and solaceto their friends and relatives as a member of theOperation BALI ASSIST Aeromedical Evacuation Team, October 2002. [8]
Daniel Troy Davidson NSC 26 January 2007 For acts of exceptional dedication in the performance of nursing duties as a member of Special Operations Task Unit. [9]
Kim Felmingham NSC, OAM 25 March 2000 For outstanding devotion and competency in providing medical treatment to vehicle accident casualties on 14 January 2000 while on Operation STABILISE in East Timor. [10]
Ann Teresa Harrison NSC 8 June 1992 [11]
Timothy John Hayden NSC 26 January 1995 [12]
Anna-Lisa Hernan NSC 12 June 2006 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties with the Royal Australian Air Force aeromedical evacuation team during Operation SUMATRA. [13]
Margaret Joy Hine AM, NSC 26 January 2003 For outstanding achievement as the Commanding Officer of Number 6 Royal Australian Air Force Hospital, Royal Australian Air Force Williams, and as the Commanding Officer of the United Nations Military Hospital, Dili, East Timor. [14]
Elizabeth Anne Howell NSC 26 January 1998 [15]
Adrian Leslie Leach NSC 26 January 1997 [16]
Sarah Ann Longshaw NSC 29 October 2004 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties as the Medical Assistant on Operation CATALYST with the Australian Army Training Team in Northern Iraq. [17]
Alastair George Mackenzie NSC 11 June 2007 For an act of exceptional dedication in the performance of nursing duties as a member of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, Defence Co-operation Program – East Timor. [18]
Lewis Ritchie Macleod NSC 25 November 1996 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties as the Operating Theatre Nursing Officer while serving with the Australian Medical Support Force in Rwanda. [19]
Jane Anne Mateer NSC 11 June 2007 For outstanding devotion and competency in nursing duties on Operation CATALYST at the United States Air Force Theatre Hospital, Balad, Iraq. [20]
Helena Mary McDonnell NSC 14 June 1993 [21]
Wayne Bradley McKenna NSC 25 March 2000 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of medical duties with the 1st Combat Service Support Team in East Timor. [22]
Neil Michael Perrin NSC 10 June 1996 [23]
Warren Mark Purse NSC 13 June 1994 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties while serving as a medical assistant with the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia. [24]
McQuilty Quirke NSC 26 January 2007 For exceptional dedication in the performance of nursing duties as the Regimental Aid Post Corporal Medic, B Squadron, the 3rd/4th Cavalry Regiment. [25]
Catherine Anne Rafter NSC 26 January 1996 [26]
Geoffrey Dean Robinson NSC 10 June 1996 [27]
Lorna Maria Todd NSC 26 January 1996 [28]
Lloyd Charles Tonkin NSC 14 June 1999 [29]
Jonathan Aharon Walter NSC 14 June 2004 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties in warlike operations as the Medical Assistant/Nurse for Delta Company, AUSBATT VIII, whilst deployed on Operation CITADEL. [30]
Jonathan Aharon Walter 26 January 2007 For exceptional dedication in the performance of nursing duties as a member of Special Operations Task Unit 637.1 during Operation Slipper, Afghanistan 2005. [31]
Marcus Wilson NSC, BM 14 June 1999 [32]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nursing Service Cross". It's an Honour – A-Z of Awards. Itsanhonour.gov.au. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b Medal Yearbook 2014. Honiton, Devon: Token. 2014. p. 393. ISBN 978-1-908-828-10-1.
  3. ^ "Letters Patent and Regulations" (PDF). No. S 108. 7 May 1990. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  4. ^ Banks
  5. ^ Blundell
  6. ^ Brown
  7. ^ Cox
  8. ^ Crimston
  9. ^ Davidson
  10. ^ Felmingham
  11. ^ Harrison
  12. ^ Hayden
  13. ^ Hernan
  14. ^ Hine
  15. ^ Howell
  16. ^ Leach
  17. ^ Longshaw
  18. ^ Mackenzie
  19. ^ Macleod
  20. ^ Mateer
  21. ^ McDonnell
  22. ^ McKenna
  23. ^ Perrin
  24. ^ Purse
  25. ^ Quirke
  26. ^ Rafter
  27. ^ Robinson
  28. ^ Todd
  29. ^ Tonkin
  30. ^ Walter
  31. ^ Walter
  32. ^ Wilson