Recognition for hero

Liverpool's second Victoria Cross recipient may be recognised in time for next year's centenary Anzac Day.

RSL club member Gary Lucas said the Liverpool RSL Sub-branch would discuss recognising Major Peter Badcoe as a Liverpool resident at the next meeting.

Major Badcoe committed several brave acts during the Vietnam War including rescuing a wounded medical adviser and leading troops into battle.

He was killed on April 7, 1967 by machine-gun fire as he threw a grenade at enemy forces.

Landings' centenary

Liverpool Council voted at their last meeting to allocated $150,000 from the council reserve to be used towards the delivery of projects and activities honouring and commemorating the centenary of Anzac Day next year.

Councillors voted to provide support to the Liverpool RSL Sub-Branch for the delivery of the annual Anzac Day dawn service, including the use of Bigge Park.

They also voted to allow the RSL to use the council's event infrastructure, waste management and to provide a wreath for the ceremony.

Councillors asked staff to consult with Hughes MP Craig Kelly about whether the federal government could contribute.

Cr Anne Stanley (Labor) said the council should write to all members of parliament, not just the Liberal federal member.

Cr Hadchiti (Liberal) added an extra point to the motion calling on the council write to all local federal MPs.


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