ceebee23

ceebee23

Posted on 02/07/2011


Photo taken on February  5, 2011



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mateship

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The final act of mateship - Defence Engineers carry the casket of their friend and colleague Corporal Richard Atkinson through a guard of honour to a waiting C130 aircraft following a memorial service at Multi National Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan.

Corporal Atkinson was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on 2nd February 2011 during a partnered Afghan National Army patrol in Uruzgan's Tangi valley.

Corporal Atkinson was 22 years old from the Darwin based 1st Combat Engineer Regiment (1CER). He is survived by his fiancé, brother and parents..

Photo By CPL Christopher Dickson

1st Joint Public Affairs Unit.

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Anton Prinsloo
Anton Prinsloo
What a humbling photograph.... It hurts
6 years ago.
dax99992
dax99992
RIP
4 years ago.