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    RAN CD activity in Afghanistan. Apart from finding and rendering safe IED's themselves, the CD's train the Afghans.

    Navy Diver delivers EOD training in Afghanistan - RAN Clearance Divers Association


    DVIDS - News - New EOD graduates bring increased capability to Afghan National Police
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Ladies, if a man says he will fix it, he will. There is no need to remind him every 6 months about it.

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    Not all who served were model soldiers. Perhaps many have seen the WW1 photo. of a digger in a German cap surrounded by german souvenirs. None other than the incorrigible Barney Hines.

    Private John Hines, 1873-1958.



    Barney Hines | The Australian War Memorial
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Ladies, if a man says he will fix it, he will. There is no need to remind him every 6 months about it.

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    Military activity in the colonial period, 1788-1901 EDIT. The first full time military unit to be raised in Australia may be a surprise. It was the bodyguard to Governor King, and consisted of six ex convicts.

    Colonial period, 17881901 | The Australian War Memorial
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Ladies, if a man says he will fix it, he will. There is no need to remind him every 6 months about it.

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    Sudan,[ New South Wales Contingent] 1885

    With the nominal roll of pre first world war conflicts at the end.

    Sudan (New South Wales Contingent) March-June 1885 | The Australian War Memorial
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Ladies, if a man says he will fix it, he will. There is no need to remind him every 6 months about it.

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    Australia and the Boer War 1899-1902. Almost all fought on the British side, some fought for the Boer.

    Australia and the Boer War, 1899–1902 | The Australian War Memorial
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Ladies, if a man says he will fix it, he will. There is no need to remind him every 6 months about it.

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    China [ the Boxer rebellion] 1900/1901

    China (Boxer Rebellion), 190001 | The Australian War Memorial
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Ladies, if a man says he will fix it, he will. There is no need to remind him every 6 months about it.

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    Remembering the Callaghan brothers. The western Front WW1. Walter's 2 year old daughter Vera took her fathers photo to bed each night. Very sad.

    Remembering the Callaghan brothers | The Australian War Memorial


    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Ladies, if a man says he will fix it, he will. There is no need to remind him every 6 months about it.

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    A daring escape. The story of Captain Bruce Brock of the 2/2 Batallion AIF WW2 , and the escape from Greece of he and some of his men.



    A daring escape | The Australian War Memorial
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Ladies, if a man says he will fix it, he will. There is no need to remind him every 6 months about it.

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    The Menin Gate at midnight. No one can stand in front of the original, and not be moved. EDIT. 54,000 allied soldiers have no known grave. 6,000 Australians among them.


    Menin Gate at midnight | The Australian War Memorial
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Ladies, if a man says he will fix it, he will. There is no need to remind him every 6 months about it.

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    Jack Millet, map maker of Colditz. With an amusing anecdote about Douglas Bader at Colditz.


    Jack Millett: the mapmaker of Colditz | The Australian War Memorial
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Ladies, if a man says he will fix it, he will. There is no need to remind him every 6 months about it.

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