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Keith Payne, VC, AM (30 August 1933)

30 August - Keith Payne -an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry

The Victoria Cross - Rayene Simpson VC Warrant Officer Class II Rayene Stewart SIMPSON DCM Australian Army Training Team 6th and 11th May 1969, Kontum Province, South Vietnam

The Victoria Cross - Rayene Simpson VC Warrant Officer Class II Rayene Stewart SIMPSON DCM Australian Army Training Team 6th and 11th May 1969, Kontum Province, South Vietnam

Australian Special Forces soldier Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith receiving his Victoria Cross.

3VC recipients at The memorial for the fallen at the SASR

Australian Special Forces soldier Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith receiving his Victoria Cross / THIS is a real Hero . not sports people and 'celebrities'! / Our "Big Ben"

Unit:	2/25th Australian Infantry Battalion Richard Kelliher (1910-1963) was born in Ireland and migrated to Australia in 1929. He was a labourer in Brisbane before enlisting in 1941. Sent to the Middle East, he transferred to the 2/25th after the Syrian campaign. The battalion returned to Australia the following year, then took part in the fighting in the Owen Stanley Range and at Gona. Kelliher spent the first half of 1943 in hospital with malaria, before returning to Papua.  A month later…

Unit: 2/25th Australian Infantry Battalion Richard Kelliher (1910-1963) was born in Ireland and migrated to Australia in 1929. He was a labourer in Brisbane before enlisting in 1941. Sent to the Middle East, he transferred to the 2/25th after the Syrian campaign. The battalion returned to Australia the following year, then took part in the fighting in the Owen Stanley Range and at Gona. Kelliher spent the first half of 1943 in hospital with malaria, before returning to Papua. A month later…

Corporal Mark Donaldson VC

Charles and Camilla honour Victoria and George Cross heroes at remembrance ceremony

Surviving members of the elite Victoria Cross and George Cross Association are dwindling, but the group today welcomed three more military heroes into its fold as it met for an emotional reunion.

WW2 Aussie Sniper with his Smle No1 MK III ( Lee-Enfield)

An Aussie Sniper serving in Korea with his SMLE MK III* based rifle, most likely a Lithgow built HT. Image most likely coloured by Mike Gepp.

Sec-Lieut. Frederick Birks VC, MM - 6th Bn, AIF. Citation London Gazette 8.11.1917 for 20-21.9.1917 at Glencorse Wood, Ypres. KIA 21.9.1917 at Glencorse Wood. He is buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Zillebeke, Plot I. G.45

Frederick Birks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lieutenant George INGRAM VC - Battles of the Hindenburg Line (1918) - Manchester Hill < Montbrehain < Aisne 14-18 < France. Pour en savoir plus sur ce héros, téléchargez l'application Victoria Cross, le parcours des héros !

Lieutenant George INGRAM VC - Battles of the Hindenburg Line (1918) - Manchester Hill < Montbrehain < Aisne 14-18 < France. Pour en savoir plus sur ce héros, téléchargez l'application Victoria Cross, le parcours des héros !

Three Australian soldiers, representing three of the five fighting Divisions of the Australian Imperial Force. From L to R: The 2nd Division (diamond shape shoulder patch), 3rd Division (oval shaped) and 1st Division (rectangular).

Three Australian soldiers, representing three of the five fighting Divisions of the Australian Imperial Force. From L to R: The Division (diamond shape shoulder patch), Division (oval shaped) and Division (rectangular).

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