Honours and Award Recipients
Patrick Bollen OAM Class of 67
Patrick Bollen Awarded Oam In Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020. Congratulations to College ex-student Patrick Joseph BOLLEN who was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia OAM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Patrick, nicknamed in Sailing Circles “Ten Pin”, graduated from the College in 1967. He was the Drum Major in the excellent Military Cadet
Marching Band which included Bill James who went on to considerable success with Top Deck Travel and is a great supporter of the College. The successive Drum Major, Dave Nesbitt, is a professonal musician living in Cairns. The band won many competitions including the Cadet State Band Championship in 1967 and led many parades around the North Shore.
Patrick’s award was for service to the community, and to sailing in particular.
His citation lists the following impressive achievements:
» Co-Founder and Director, Friends of Sydney Harbour (formed to preserve the natural foreshore), 2012.
» Co-Founder and Member, Sail for Cancer Research, 1985-2010.
» Volunteer, Rotary Regatta, Rotary Club of Sydney Cove, current.
» Member, Australian Society of Marine Artists, current.
» Managing Director, Patrick Bollen Marine.
» Sailing Broadcaster and Journalist.
Patrick is an accomplished Marine Artist and has painted many famous yachts of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart including Ichi ban, Wild Oats, Patrice and Alive.
Passing Out Parade October 1967 at Chatswood Oval in front of visiting Colonel McNevin OBE and Captain of Cadets, Brother P J Peart. Drum Major Patrick Bollen leads. Richard Lund is Right Marker Drum front line and Dave Nesbitt Left Marker – Drum front line. It was the last parade appearance of the Championship Drum and Bugle Band.