BR bestBruce Relph was Born in Marrickville, Sydney on 16 July 1964, and grew up in Westmead. He started work where many make their start at McDonalds aged 14  years old, where he worked part-time until he joined the Australian Army in 1985.

Most of Bruce’s service was Peacetime, but he was deployed to Iraq in 1991 on Operation Habitat as part of the multinational coalition forces that mainly helped the Kurdish refugee’s and ceasefire monitoring in Northern Iraq. Bruce was awarded the Australian service medal (ASM) clasp Iraq, he has the Australian Defence medal, and he also served in the 1st Commando Regiment and was awarded the Australian service medal (ASM) clasp CT/SR.

Upon leaving the military in 1994, Bruce retrained as an electrician and successfully ran an electrical contracting business for over 12 years. In 2010, Bruce lost his beloved wife Nicole to cancer and has been raising his three teenage daughters, Emma, Isabella, and Elizabeth. When not spending time with his girls, Bruce is actively helping those in need in the veteran community where he can as the NSW President for the Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans’ Association and attends meeting with DVA and Defence where time permits. He is also Welfare officer and a level 1 Advocate within APPVA.

Bruce had never considered entering politics previously, but with the current turmoil in Federal Parliament, he thinks he can be a better option for all Australians.

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