THE LONG RIDE HOME

VICTORY OVER PTSD

Our Patron

Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC (Mil) CVO MC (Retd)

General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC (Mil) CVO MC (Retd) has succeeded the late Major General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC as Honorary Patron of The Long Road Home.

Like MAJGEN Jeffery, Sir Peter is a past Governor-General of Australia. He was Knighted on becoming G-G in 2014 and was further honoured as a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by Her Majesty the Queen after his retirement in 2019.

Sir Peter is widely known for his earlier career in the Australian Defence Force – serving in Malaysia and Vietnam before coming to greater public prominence as Commander of INTERFET in East Timor, Chief of the Australian Defence Force from 2002-2005 and head of the Task Force set up to help rebuild communities in Queensland after Cyclone Larry in 2006.

On his retirement Sir Peter went on to serve on several corporate boards before becoming Governor-General.

Laurie ‘Truck’ Sams has been riding since 2016 to raise awareness and support for veterans and first responders suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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FEATURED RIDES

Vietnam to Australia

2016

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helping hands!

Malaysian Comradeship Ride

2019

Spring Ride

2020

Trekking The Burma – Thailand Death Railway

2002 & 2005


To create awareness, educate and motivate the Australian public to achieve support and care for our military veterans who have suffered death, or physical and/or psychological trauma through military service to our country.

The Long Ride Home

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