Veteran honoured

Malcolm Randall with Campbelltown MP Greg Warren.
Malcolm Randall with Campbelltown MP Greg Warren.

Malcolm Randall can add the NSW Government Community Service Award to his impressive list of achievements.

The Menangle resident was presented with the award by Campbelltown MP Greg Warren last week for his 58 years of volunteer work.

Mr Randall spent his childhood years in Orange before joining the army in 1951, aged 21.

He served in Korea and Malaya and was discharged in 1959.

Following his discharge, Mr Randall moved to Leumeah. He remained there until 18 months ago, when he moved into the Durham Green aged care facility in Menangle.

Mr Randall was heavily involved in the community and held various positions at several local organisations. He was a former director of Campbelltown RSL Club and a former secretary of the Campbelltown RSL Sub Branch.

He also holds life memberships with the Campbelltown RSL Soccer Club, Campbelltown RSL Youth Club, Burns Physical Culture, Campbelltown RSL Club, Campbelltown RSL Sub Branch and 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Association.

In 2007 he was also awarded a Medal of the Order (OAM).

Mr Warren paid tribute to Mr Randall.

“I congratulate Malcolm Randall on the receiving this award which recognises his near six decades of service to our community,” he said.

“Mr Randall was part of that generation who moved to Campbelltown in the 1950s and 60s, who helped build Campbelltown into the city it is today.

“They worked hard and didn’t ask for much back.

“While some people commit to organisations for their own self-gratification, Mr Randall has always given back to the community ensuring that those in need were looked after.”