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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally1967 View Post
    Thanks for posting interesting pics of Mexeflote Comoford.

    Welcome to MPnet Eora.
    Thanks Wal, it's good to be here

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    Welcome aboard Eora...ANZAC strong on here

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    Cheers Toddy, it's good see so many of them here, thankyou.

    I noticed you posted something up about the Boar war, sweet stuff, and about bloody time too.

    Did you hear about the Simpson memorial they put up in Adelaide the other day? I always pause and reflect at the one in Canberra, him and his donkey were great hero's.

    Wanted to post it here but I am new and trying to get around this stuff here.

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    This is the best I can do at the moment.

    An Australian Defence Force Health Services Memorial, the iconic symbol of
    Gallipoli and humanity in the form of a statue depicting Simpson and his donkey
    with a wounded soldier, was unveiled on Thursday 9 February by Rear Admiral
    Kevin Scarce, Governor of South Australia and Mrs Scarce. The memorial is
    dedicated to health services personnel who have served the Defence Force from
    the Boer War to present day - doctors, nurses, medics, stretcher bearers,
    chaplains and all support personnel. It is located in the Adelaide parklands on
    the south eastern side of the intersection of King William Road and Sir Edwin
    Smith Avenue.

    From the RSL site

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    Yeah too right mate, 100years for recognition of the Boer War is too bloody long.

    Haven;t seen the Simpson one in Adelaide, feel free to add whatever you find. If it's a repost one of the lads will tell you.

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    I came across this picture online.

    Interestingly enough he sports:-

    The Irish Military Service Medal & bar for 15 years service.

    The Irish Commemorative Medal for Peacekeeping with the U.N.

    The United Nations service Medal for U.N.I.F.I.L. (South Lebanon),

    Any idea as to what rank or unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connaught Ranger View Post

    I came across this picture online.

    Interestingly enough he sports:-

    The Irish Military Service Medal & bar for 15 years service.

    The Irish Commemorative Medal for Peacekeeping with the U.N.

    The United Nations service Medal for U.N.I.F.I.L. (South Lebanon),

    Any idea as to what rank or unit?

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    WO2, unsure of unit but badge looks similar to both our Armoured Corp and Ordanance badge

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    Corps badge on his slouch looks like Army Ordnance Corps to me.


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    Royal Australian Ordnance Corps, he's a Warrant Officer Class 2 and could be from almost any unit in the army.

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    Are you saying WOs get moved about Corps?

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    No I'm saying that people in Ordnance Corps serve in most units in the Army, more so since the Army stopped corps like Infantry and Engineers from having their own corps qualified storemen and clerks.

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    Just in case anyone hasn't heard, theres a new magazine called On Duty Magazine. Just received the first edition in the post. I hadn't even heard of it till 15 mins ago (don't know how they got my address). Anyway it contains stories on law enforcement and military and its free.

    http://www.onduty.com.au

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    Wide variety of contributors there.

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    Clandestine SAS Operations: Quite an interesting article and video (about 14mins long) on alot of info that not many people know about, although i think it should have stayed that way. http://www.smh.com.au/national/secre...312-1uwhy.html

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    Thanks marshy, that was an interesting read.

    Navy stands by as catamaran sinks

    MEMBERS of the Australian navy stood by while a yachtie pleaded for help to save a $600,000 boat that took on water and began to sink at Mourilyan Harbour yesterday.
    It sounds like they wanted to help but were really constrained by bureaucracy. On the other hand, no lives were in danger and it's not the Navy's job to protect private property. It's hard to say what should have happened in this situation.

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