Hamilton Hill teenager wins 2019 RAAFA Leadership Award

RAAFA’s Patron Kim Beazley, Governor of WA, Alexander White and RAAFA State President Clive Robartson.
RAAFA’s Patron Kim Beazley, Governor of WA, Alexander White and RAAFA State President Clive Robartson.

A HAMILTON Hill teenager has won the 2019 RAAFA Leadership Award.

The accolade has given University of Western Australia student Alexander White the opportunity to do paid work experience with the Royal Australian Air Force Association as well as earning him a $1000 scholarship.

Mr White, who has been a member of the Australian Air Force Cadets from 2015 to 2018 and wants to be an astrophysicist, said he was honoured to be recognised.

“I was really chuffed as well as surprised,” he said.

“I’m really enjoying the work experience where I’m currently at RAAFA’s IT department for one day a week, and the money will also come in very handy for buying books for my university course.”

The award joins a growing list of accolades given to Mr White, including the Returned and Servicemen’s League Spirit of Anzac Cadet of the Year 2018 and representing the Australian Air Force Cadets at the Commemoration of the Battle of Amiens in France.