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Cpl. Ben Roberts-Smith VC

  • January 23rd, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

ben-roberts-smith-vc.jpgThe winner of the Victoria Cross has been named as Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith, decorated today at the headquarters of his unit, the Special Air Service (SAS), in Perth.

He is one of two Australian soldiers to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the current war in Afghanistan; the other is Corporal Mark Donaldson, also from the SAS. See Euaustralia Online, “Second Australian VC …”, 21.1.11. … Read More »

Second Australian VC In Afghanistan

  • January 21st, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

victoria_cross_medal_ribbon__bar.jpgA second Australian is being awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry in the war in Afghanistan.

The soldier from the Special Air Service (SAS) is to receive the medal from the Governor General, Quentin  Bryce, at the unit’s Perth headquarters on the weekend. … Read More »

Brits Minding Relations In Asia-Pacific

  • January 19th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

haig-2.jpgBritain’s Foreign Secretary, William Haig (picture) today (19.1.11) was touring some of the worst affected flood zones in Queensland as part of a visit to Australia in company with the Defence Minister, Liam Fox. … Read More »