Aunty Lorraine Hatton OAM
Indigenous Elder, Australian Army; External Contributor
Aunty Lorraine is an Indigenous Elder for the Australian Army, and a Quandamooka Elder of the Noonuccal and Ngughi tribes in South-East Queensland.
Enlisting into the Royal Australian Signals Corps, Aunty Lorraine maintained a distinguished and successful career serving 20 years in the Australian Army.
Aunty Lorraine joined the Australian Army on 14th January 1986 and was posted to the 7th Signals Regiment as an Operations Signaller before transferring to a Joint Service position at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. In 1992, Lorraine was promoted to Corporal and posted to 72 Electronic Warfare Squadron. Throughout this period, she was a competitive sports woman, representing the Army in both Squash and Athletics.
Changing roles within the Signals Corps to a Radio Operator, Aunty Lorraine was posted to the 6th Signals Regiment before posting as a Detachment Commander with the 1st Signals Regiment, Enoggera.