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    Default Solomon Islands - Operation ANODE - 2006



    Private Dean Mead on patrol through the ruins of Chinatown. Chinatown was the area targeted by rioters in the recent unrest in Honiara. Dean is from 1 Section, 10 Platoon, D Company.



    Corporal Glen Keleher on patrol in Honiara. Glen is a member of 1 Section, 10 Platoon, D Company.



    Private Lawrence Brown, from 1 Section, 10 Platoon, D Company on patrol in Honiara.



    Private Daniel Webb on patrol in the devastion that was Chinatown. Chinatown was the area targeted by rioters in the recent unrest in Honiara. Private Webb is from 1 Section, 10 Platoon D Company.



    1 Section, 10 Platoon, D Company's Lance Corporal Steven Clacy on patrol through the devasted Chinatown area, passes through an Australian Federal Police checkpoint



    Anti - government slogans adorn the walls of any buildings left standing in the Chinatown area. Chinatown was the area targeted by rioters in the recent unrest in Honiara



    Private Brendan Mundy a member of 1 Section, 10 Platoon, D Company on patrol in the Chinatown area.



    A patrol from 1 Section, 10 Platoon D Company, approaches an Australian Federal Police checkpoint near the burnt out ruins of China Town.



    Private Dean Mead on patrol through the ruins of Chinatown. Chinatown was the area targeted by rioters in the recent unrest in Honiara. Dean is from 1 Section, 10 Platoon, D Company.

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    Default Solomon Islands - Operation ANODE - 2006



    Soldiers from Delta Company, 1st Battalion of The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) board Australian Air Force aircraft from Townsville for the Solomon Islands to assist the Australian Federal Police.



    Soldiers from Delta Company, 1st Battalion of The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) board Australian Air Force aircraft from Townsville for the Solomon Islands to assist the Australian Federal Police.



    Soldiers from 10 Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment await to board Australian Air Force aircraft from Townsville for the Solomon Islands to assist the Australian Federal Police in support of Operation ANODE.



    Private Tim Wilson, Delta Company, 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment wait for the call to board Australian Air Force aircraft from Townsville for the Solomon Islands to assist the Australian Federal Police.



    Soldiers from Delta Company, 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment board Australian Air Force aircraft from Townsville for the Solomon Islands to assist the Australian Federal Police.



    Soldiers from Delta Company, 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment board Australian Airforce aircraft from Townsville for Honiara in the Solomon Islands to assist the Australian Federal Police with the civil unrest within the country.



    Soldiers from Delta Company, 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment on the C-130 Hercules Aircraft from Townsville for Honiara in the Solomon Islands to assist the Australian Federal Police with the civil unrest



    Private Richard Allen, Delta Company 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment checks his equipment prior deployment to the Solomon Island.



    Lieutenant Colonel Andy Galaway, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment leads his men on departure from RAAF Base Townsville to Honiara in the Solomon Islands to assist the Australian Federal Police with the civil unrest.

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    Private Luke Goodwin (centre with stick) explains the details of a mud map to members of his section on Exercise ANZAC, held in East Timor for soldiers from the International Stabilisation Force.10.01.2011



    Private Luke Goodwin (right) points out the arcs of fire to LCPL Alex Tyler on Exercise ANZAC, part of the Junior Leadership Course held in East Timor for soldiers from the International Stabilisation Force.10.01.2011



    Private Luke Goodwin (right) points out the arcs of fire to LCPL Alex Tyler on Exercise ANZAC, part of the Junior Leadership Course held in East Timor for soldiers from the International Stabilisation Force.10.01.2011



    Private Kylie Pezdirc watches her arcs for possible threats on Exercise ANZAC, part of the Junior Leadership Course held in East Timor for soldiers from the International Stabilisation Force.10.01.2011

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    Minister for Defence, the Hon. Stephen Smith, disembarks a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C130J Hercules on arrival at Kabul International Airport. 23/09/2010 Photograph by: Corporal Raymond Vance
    Does anybody know whether that bloke in the back would be SASR or 2nd Cdo Regt on CP-duties or an AFP Close Personal Protection officer? I'm leaning towards the former because of the PERSEC blotch. Any takers?

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    im going to roll with 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goose36 View Post
    im going to roll with 2.
    Really? I wouldn't have thought 2 would run too many soft clothes trips.

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    [FONT=Verdana]An Investiture Ceremony was held at Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne, to award a Victoria Cross for Australia to Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, MG on the 23rd of January 2011.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana]Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, MG of the Special Air Service Regiment was awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia for his gallantry under fire during operations in Afghanistan in June 2010. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana]Present at the ceremony was the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Prime Minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard MP, Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, Minister for Defence, the Hon. Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon Warren Snowdon MP, Governor of Western Australia, His Excellency Dr Ken Michael AC, Premier of Western Australia, the Hon. Colin Barnett MLA, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, his Excellency Dr Amanullah Jayhoon, Member for Curtin, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston AC AFC, Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie AO DSC CSM, and Special Operations Commander Australia, Major General Gus Gilmore DSC.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana]The Victoria Cross is Australia’s highest military honour. It is only awarded to those who display the most conspicuous gallantry and daring in the face of the enemy. Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, MG becomes the 98th Australian recipient of the award and the second recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia since it was instituted in 1991.[/FONT]




    Members of Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith's VC, MG Squadron form an honour guard during the Investiture Ceremony to award him the Victoria Cross.



    Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith approaches the dias to receive his Victoria Cross.



    The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce awards the Victoria Cross to Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, MG.



    The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce congratulates Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, MG after awarding him the Victoria Cross.



    Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, MG after he was awarded the Victoria Cross.



    Special Air Service Regiment Victoria Cross recipients Corporal Mark Donaldson VC and Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, MG and Mr Keith Payne VC, at The Rock memorial for the fallen at the Special Air Service Regiment.



    Victoria Cross recipients Corporal Mark Donaldson VC and Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, MG talk with Mr Keith Payne VC.



    Corporal Mark Donaldson VC congratulates Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, MG on receiving his Victoria Cross.



    Victoria Cross recipients Corporal Mark Donaldson VC, Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, MG and Mr Keith Payne VC.



    Minister for Defence Stephen Smith stands with Special Air Service Regiment Victoria Cross recipients Corporal Mark Donaldson VC and Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, MG.

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    An Australian soldier from the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) crosses a river during winter in Uruzgan Province while conducting operations targeting insurgent networks.



    Australian soldiers from the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) cross a river during winter in Uruzgan Province while targeting insurgent networks.



    An Australian soldier from the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) uses local transport in Uruzgan Province.

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    Minister for Defence Stephen Smith stands with Special Air Service Regiment Victoria Cross recipients Corporal Mark Donaldson VC and Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, MG.
    How much tall is Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith????

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    He's about 6'8", 203cm.

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    SAS Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith prepares to deploy during the Shah Wali Kot offensive last year.
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1225993252369

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    And the political cartoon from Monday's The West Australian newspaper.


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    Ben Roberts-Smith is like poster image of an iconic warrior, and now he has entered SASR and ADF legend. Can't respect the man more, even if I'm sure he would say he was just doing his job. Still it's amusing how small he makes everyone else appear, lord he's a big bloke.

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    Alston has got the wrong rifle, but he's on the ball with the comic as per usual. I was going through a heap of his *****s the other day, he's a clever bastard.

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    I wonder if the Government/ADF will try and make him the PR guy like they did with Trooper Donaldson, I remember him saying that he just wanted to get back with the guys...it's a little unpopular to put your VC heroes back into the front lines, but it amazes me that they would try and keep them out...after all how do they think they won their VC's in the first place.

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