In Ieper Belgium, on 4 June 2013 FFFAIF member Johan Durnez was presented with his Order of Australia Medal by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Patron in Chief of the Families and Friends of the First AIF.
Joahn received his award for service to Australian-Belgian relations, particularly his contribution to promoting the role played by Australians during World War I in Belgium.
For further details on the ceremony visit the Governor General of Australia’s website by clicking here and scrolling down to 4 June.
Johan was interviewed on the ABC Radio’s program AM. To here this interview click here.
Congratulations Johan from the Families and Fiends of the First AIF.