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9 Sqn RAAF UH-1H Iroquois delivers 2RAR to Phuoc Tuy border Sth Vietnam 1970
Australian SAS TAG Team operators conduct recovery drills in Ex Mercury 04
Australian Diggers at Dili Heliport during windown ops Timor Leste 2004.
SECDET Diggers liase with Iraqi Security Forces Baghdad 2004.

TWO TOUR VIETNAM

Australian Vietnam veteran Mike Cremin served two tours during the war - one on the guns and one with 2RAR . While on ops, Mike recorded probably the most outstanding veteran photo history of the war....

EX MERCURY 04

Exercise Mercury 04 was a huge multi-jurisdictional counter terrorism exercise involving both the ADF's TAGs and other CT units working with Police and Governments in five states....

IRAQ: THE HARD YARDS

The going gets tough for the ADF's two Baghdad contingents as rebellions and bad press combine to threaten the mission to bring democracy to Iraq....

AUSBATT IX/ WESTBATT

The last of the 6RAR Group (AUSBATT IX) has returned to Australia after completing the final UNMISET peace keeping rotation. End of an era as the ADF downsizes in Timor to 100....

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RNZAF and Australian Army UH-1H Iroquois helicopters during Op Anode missions Solomon Islands 2004

OP ANODE: SOLOMON ISLANDS

The Australian Federal Police led intervention in the Solomon Islands goes from success to success with the ADF role in restoring law and order down graded....