Australian soldier honoured with Victoria Cross

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Australian soldier honoured with Victoria Cross (2.17 mins)

The Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley, today congratulated Corporal Daniel Keighran, VC on being awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia. His citation reads: "For the most conspicuous acts of gallantry and extreme devotion to duty in action in circumstances of great peril at Derapet, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, as part of the Mentoring Task Force One on Operation SLIPPER" on 24 August, 2010. At the time, Corporal Keighran was a member of the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment which was deployed to Afghanistan with MTF-1. He is only the third recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia, which in 1991 replaced the British or Imperial Victoria Cross awarded to 96 Australians. He is the first member of the Royal Australian Regiment to receive the country's highest military honour.

Publish Date 01 Nov 2012
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