Percival (Jock) Holgate joined Wagin VFRS in 1941 before later transferring to Busselton. He was made life member of Busselton VFRS in 1962, the Association in 1979 and the South West Zone in 1982. Jock is one of the longest servicing members of the Association Executive – having served from October 1956 (representing the South West Zone) and retiring an astonishing 33 years later, at Easter 1989.
He received the Australian Fire Services Medal in January 1989 for distinguished service with WA’s fire services; but also received the Queen’s 20 Year and Good Conduct Medal and the 15 Year International Medal in 1984.
Congratulations Jock on receiving your 60 Year Service medal (from A/Commissioner Lloyd Bailey AFSM).