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Well starting from left to right......

  • On his right sleeve is his SAS wings demonstrating he is Para qualified within the SAS.
  • Right Breast - 2 citations (unit or squadron citations) awarded by US i think?
  • The silver rifle badge - AIRN (Army Individual Readiness Notice) - a set minimum standard to be met by all soldier in the Army.
  • Medals (L-R)
    • Medal of Gallantry (At 30 June 2006, there have been 26 medals awarded)
    • AASM (Australia Active Service Medal) - Clasps would include Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and one other
    • INTERFET (International Forces East Timor) - Sep99 - Mar 00 in East Timor
    • Afghanistan Medal - serving in Afghanistan
    • Iraq Medal - serving in Iraq
    • ASM - Australian Service Medal (served overseas but not in combat) - clasps could include East Timor, Bouganville, Solomons, Special Ops, Kuwait, Sinai
    • Defence Long Service Medal - 15 years service
    • ADM (Australian Defence Medal) - 4 years service
  • Above medals is his ICB (Infantry Combat Badge) - demonstrating his involvement in actual combat.
I hope that helps.

Cheers

Scott

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[*]Right Breast - 2 citations (unit or squadron citations) awarded by US i think?

Incorrect,they are both Australian citations. They are the Unit Citation for Gallantry which recognises extraordinary gallantry in action (green one), and the Meritorious Unit Citation which recognises sustained outstanding service in warlike operations (yellow one). Commonly refered to as the "Brick".

Regards;

Johnsy

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Incorrect,they are both Australian citations. They are the Unit Citation for Gallantry which recognises extraordinary gallantry in action (green one), and the Meritorious Unit Citation which recognises sustained outstanding service in warlike operations (yellow one). Commonly refered to as the "Brick".

Regards;

Johnsy

Johnsy,

Thanks for clearing that up. I wasn't sure so I took a stab. I haven't earned one myself before so I found it difficult to know what it is.

Thanks again

Scott

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Johnsy,

They are nice images even under the circumstances (may he RIP). Taken by you? Are you a member of the west or just another enthusiast like all of us on the forum?

Cheers

Scott

These are not my images Scott. No I'm not from the west, lol. I am an currently serving, and an enthusiast too.

Regards;

Johnsy

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A few UNTAET / UNMISET medals in that last photo - how long did it continue to be awarded after the drastic scale down of the UN Mission in East Timor in 2004?

I'm not sure Leigh, I will see if I can find out. At the moment for those serving with the UN in Timor Leste they are getting the UNMIT.

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Johnsy

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