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03-February-2015
03-February-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Russell Byers

A monument which was originally erected at Camp Holland in Afghanistan commemorates personnel from the multi-national taskforce who lost their lives in the region during the conflict in Afghanistan.  Those who served in the region included Australian soldiers and soldiers from the United States of America and the Netherlands. 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280111
Long: 149.147632
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

 TARIN KOT
AFGHANISTAN 

(Plaque) 

Memorial from Camp Holland 
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 first Australian Reconstruction Task Force, which arrived in Tarin Kot in 2006, lived and worked with Dutch comrades who had named their base Camp Holland. The Australians eventually took over responsibilty for the camp and the province. They worked with local communities on a range of infrastructure and reconstruction projects and undertook mentoring and advisory roles with the Afghan security forces. 

This memorial was located in the centre of Camp Holland's parade ground and provided a focal point for commemorative ceremonies. Here the Australians would gather to honour members of the international Security Assistance Force who had lost their lives in the region. 

The memorial, and the refurbishment of Camp Holland precinct was sponsored by the RSL Australian Forces Overseas Fund in 2011. 

 

Source: MA
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