Panjwai IED blast on a Stryker ICV POV helmet cam
Aftermath of a big damn IED in Afghanistan. Taken in 2012. No life threatening injuries, but it was a close thing. The IED launched the truck into a wheelie, and the force of the front hitting the ground again turned on the helmet cam. It wasn't noticed until hours later that right red light was on.
Occurred last friday. This is all we get to see. I imagine a real Battle Honor, the one you can march with, when the S.A.S. march, which must be around their Parade Ground because they are unlikely to march as a unit in Public anywhere else, has been presented also. I just hope one day these blokes get some form of proper public recognition. Why the fuck we dont get a public holiday to celebrate the end of this war when we withdraw, is beyond me.
It is a very rare day that a General of the Australian Army salutes a Civilian, however he is really saluting the Victoria Cross. That is our Governor General, soon to be replaced by former Chief of the ADF General Cosgrove, all touchy feely. Three other VCs from Afghanistan are present and can be seen at the 20 second mark. Keith Payne VC I cant see, he must be on his death bed unless he was sitting somewhere else which would be odd. Maybe the room was divided into serving and non serving members, ARMY tradition can be like that.
Gurkhas in Afghanistan-Multiple 1 Herrick 14 Part 1 of 2
Winegard earned the Cuningham Award of 2012 for the best pilot of the year. He had saved the lifes of his comrates, who were attacked by the Taliban, by shooting out of his flying helicopter by the board machinegun.