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ADF at the 2019 Henley Royal Regatta

Captain Nicholas Waugh

Boat captain and rower

Hometown: Sydney, New South Wales
Home Club: University of Queensland Boat Club
Defence Posting: Headquarters, First Division, Brisbane
Height: 186cm
Weight: 87kg
Age: 29

Captain Nicholas Waugh

Captain Nicholas Waugh started rowing at Cranbrook School at 13, and remained committed to rowing during a gap year as a house tutor and rowing coach at the Royal Shrewsbury School in England. While at Shrewsbury, Nicholas saw the Henley Royal Regatta and committed he would one day race in the pinnacle event for rowing.

Nicholas joined the Australian Army in 2011 where he remained an active member of the rowing community in Canberra and was president of both the Australian Defence Force Academy Rowing Club and the Royal Military College-Duntroon Rowing Club.

Posted to the 4th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery in Townsville Captain Waugh travelled to Papua New Guinea several times and deployed on Operations to Iraq. Captain Waugh is now rowing at the University of Queensland Boat Club.

Nicholas' great grandfather, who had rowed at school and university, served as a surgeon at both Gallipoli and the Western Front.