The SAMVOA WA Bayonet of Excellence 2014 was awarded to Veteran Garth Pienaar, SAMVOA National Vice Chairman and SAMVOA WA Regional Chairman, for his outstanding contributions, excellence and dedication to SAMVOA.
The award was presented to Garth by the legendary Major General (Rtd) Roland de Vries. Roland added that “how I came to know SAMVOA Western Australia – as a dynamic organisation who uses common purpose and their emphasis on remembrance to focus energy, as a kinship where responsibility is shared by all members… where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Well done, Garth!”
Unbeknownst to Garth, the SAMVOA WA Formal Mess Committee had secretly teamed up with Roland de Vries, and in a surprise manoeuvre, presented the award to Garth on the night of Roland’s visit to SAMVOA WA.