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Lest we forget

Sadly, eight Australians were killed in action in Afghanistan over the past year. We remember these soldiers and offer our deepest sympathy to their family and friends

The casket of Corporal Cameron Baird who was killed in action on June 22 is escorted to the Royal Australian Air Force C-130 Hercules by his mates from the Special Operations Task Group.

Sergeant Blaine Diddams, MG

Special Air Service Regiment.
Killed during an engagement with insurgents on 2 July 2012.

Private Robert Poate

6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.
Killed as a result of a small-arms incident on 29 August 2012.

Corporal Scott Smith, MG

Special Operations Engineer Regiment.
Killed by an improvised explosive device on 21 October 2012.

Sapper James Martin

2nd Combat Engineer Regiment.
Killed as a result of a small-arms incident on 29 August 2012.

Private Nathanael Galagher

2nd Commando Regiment.
Killed in a helicopter accident on 30 August 2012.

Corporal Cameron Baird, MG

2nd Commando Regiment.
Killed during an engagement with insurgents on 22 June 2013.

Lance Corporal Stjepan Milosevic

2/14th Light Horse Regiment (QMI).
Killed as a result of a small-arms incident on 29 August 2012.

Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald

2nd Commando Regiment.
Killed in a helicopter accident on 30 August 2012.