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Feeling the heat over Ukraine

  • September 3rd, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Ukraine tanksThe last days of Summer saw little easing of the heat of conflict in Eastern Ukraine. … Read More »

Afghanistan aftermath: posthumous VC to Corporal Baird …

  • February 24th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Baird C UAEThe 40th soldier killed during the Australian commitment in Afghanistan, Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird, was awarded the Victoria Cross on 13.2.14. … Read More »

Ending 2013: Australians leaving Afghanistan …

  • December 17th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Afghanistan - where our troops workThe main Australian force has pulled out of Afghanistan shutting down its base at Tarin Kot in Uruzgan province.

The commitment as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) had 1500 personnel in diverse roles; the main  body ending its time as a mentoring force for Afghan army units. … Read More »

‘Green-on-Blue’ assailant killed in Afghanistan …

  • August 16th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Afghanistan - where our troops workAllied forces have killed a former Afghan soldier who shot and wounded two of  his comrades in uniform, and seriously wounded three Australian soliders, in Ourzgan province, in November 2011. … Read More »

Soldier’s Death in Afghanistan

  • June 23rd, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Yungaburra ceremonyA team commander with the Australian commandos in Afghanistan – Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird– has been killed in fighting in the South of the country; with two others wounded.

 The action coincided with a service in Australia to open a memorial to soldiers lost in the Afghan conflict.   … Read More »

Third Australian VC In Afghanistan

  • November 1st, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

keighran-and-gg-11112.jpgA third Australian soldier has today been awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in Afghanistan.

Corporal Daniel Keighran, 29, from Nambour in Queensland, received the highest military  honour, a continuance of British VCs awarded in the past, from the Governor General, Quentin Bryce (picture), in Canberra. … Read More »

Soldier Dies As Australians Take On New Role In Afghanistan …

  • October 22nd, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

afghan-handover-181012.jpgAn Australian soldier with the Special Operations Task Group has been killed in action, 21.10.12, in a border area of Oruzgan province, in Afghanistan.

The soldier, Corporal Scott James Smith, 24, from South Australia, victim of an IED (Improvised Explosive Device), was the thirty-ninth Australia lost in the conflict with Taliban insurgents; his death follows that of five other soldiers during one day in August.

Three days earlier (18.10.12) the Australian force took over command of its operational area in Oruzgan province from the United States, a step in the process of preparing Afghan national forces and handing on to them. … Read More »

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