Volunteer members who had met specific service parameters with the SAS Historical Foundation from 1998 to 2011 inclusive were awarded a Special Operations Commander Australia Silver Group Commendation in April 2012.
The SASR Commanding Officer and Regimental Sergeant Major attended an informal ceremony and barbecue to present the commendation.
The Commanding Officer praised and thanked all volunteers for their work associated with the SAS Historical Collection and stressed the importance of the Collection to the Regiment.
The commendation reads:
“I commend you for your outstanding achievements in developing and managing the Special Air Service Historical Collection on behalf of the Special Air Service Regiment. You have created a world class heritage collection that showcases the magnificent history of the Australian Special Air Service, which serves to enhance unit morale and esprit de corps.
You have made a significant contribution to enhancing the Regiment's reputation for excellence within the Australian Defence Force, as well as with foreign allied forces, ex-service organisations and the wider civilian community.
Your achievements are of the highest order and are in the keeping with the finest traditions of the Special Air service Regiment, Special Operations Command, the Australian Army and the Australian Defence Force.”