Star of Gallantry awarded to Australian soldier for action in Afghanistan

An Australian soldier based in Perth has been awarded the second highest military medal behind the Victoria Cross. Sgt D won the Star of Gallantry in the same incident in which Perth SAS trooper Jason Brown was killed in an ambush on August 13th 2010. Minutes after Brown was cut down by a burst on the machine-gun … [Read the full story]

Australian war hero receives the Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross for Australia has been awarded to a sniper from the elite Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) at a ceremony at Campbell Barracks in WA on the weekend. Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG (‘RS’) was awarded the Commonwealths top military honour for bravery for his actions in a 13 hour long firefight in … [Read the full story]