Sub Branch Committee Member: March 2018- Present
Appeals Sub-Committee Chair: October 2018-Present
Mr Carl Chirgwin joined the Australian Regular Army (ARA) in January 1979 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant from OCS, Portsea in December 1979. Carl served for 21 years in the ARA and for 6 years in the Ares with Royal Australian Engineers.
During Carl’s service he served in Papua New Guinea for 3 years during the period of December 1991 to December 1994.
He also served with Australian Contingents to the United Nations in Pakistan/Afghanistan (Jul – Dec 1989) with United Nations Mine Clearance Training Team (UNMCTT) based in Peshawar (Operation Salaam) and then Mozambique (Jan – Aug 1997) with United Nations Accelerated Demining Programme (ADP) (Operation Coracle).
Carl came to be part of the Bendigo District RSL with the aim of assisting veterans and their families.