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100th Victoria Cross Awarded in Australia to Cameron Baird (Deceased) 13-2-2014

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    Default 100th Victoria Cross Awarded in Australia to Cameron Baird (Deceased) 13-2-2014

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    THE Victoria Cross has been awarded posthumously to Australian commando Corporal Cameron Baird, killed in Afghanistan in June 2013, Tony Abbott has announced.

    The Prime Minister told parliament that Corporal Baird, of the Special Operations Task Group, was the 100th Australian recipient of the highest military honour for bravery in wartime.

    He was the 40th - and last - Australian to die in Afghanistan.

    Mr Abbott said Corporal Baird, 32, was already an iconic figure in the army, and had also received the Medal of Gallantry.

    He was being awarded the Victoria Cross for “most conspicuous acts of valour” and “extreme devotion to duty”, the Prime Minister said.

    “I salute Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG. We all salute him,” Mr Abbot told parliament, noting the commando’s “extraordinary courage”.

    “We can hardly imagine what the likes of Corporal Baird and his comrades do, but we stand in awe.”

    Corporal Baird, from the 2nd Commando Regiment based at Holsworthy Barracks, was killed by small arms fire during an engagement with insurgents in the Khod Valley in southern Afghanistan on 22 June.

    Born in Burnie, Tasmania, he is survived by his parents, brother and his partner.

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    Haven't heard about it yet mate , just breaking news ?

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    Rest in Peace . We will not forget.

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    Haven't heard about it yet mate , just breaking news ?
    Just breaking news now.

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    "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them."

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    Press conference was sad for the family.

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    R.I.P. brave soldier.........


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    Lest We Forget


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    'For Valour'

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    All I can say - he was TOUGH in he's (all tours) actions! Lest We Forget

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