News item from Andrew Hastie, MHR regarding Ben Lindsay from Austin Cove Baptist College, the latest very worthy recipient of the Double Reds Resilience Award that he has introduced in the electorate of Canning.
In the news item, Mr Hastie highlights the connection between the recent award of the posthumous Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward (Teddy) Sheean of HMAS ‘Armidale’ and the 2/2. The corvette was sunk by Japanese aircraft on 1 December 1942 while approaching Timor to embark the 2/2 men who were to be evacuated from the island. Last Tuesday, on the anniversary of that event, the Governor General announced the award of a posthumous Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward (Teddy) Sheean. The approval followed a rigorous campaign over some 30+ years for Teddy Sheean to be properly recognised for his courage and bravery under fire during the attack on HMAS ‘Armidale’ by Japanese aircraft.