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18-March-2015
18-March-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Russell Byers

A monument which was originally erected at Camp Russell in Afghanistan commemorates those who have served in the Special Operations Task Group.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.28018
Long: 149.147575
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Afghanistan

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2011
Front Inscription
Lest We Forget

(Plaque) 
Memorial from Camp Russell,
Uruzgan province, Afghanistan 


Australians first deployed to Afghanistan in 2001. From to 2005 to 2013, most Australian personnel were based in Tarin Kot in Uruzgan province. 

The Australian Special Forces and supporting units were based in Camp Russell.  The camp was named after the first Australian to be killed in Afghanistan. Sergeant Andrew Russell of the Special Air Service Regiment. 

Although adjacent to other coalition military bases, Camp Russell was a secure and separate enclosure which contained living, medical, and operational facilities. This memorial was the focus for various commemorative ceremonies, such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, but was also used to farewell comrades killed in action. 
Source: MA
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