Australian soldiers stand with their British counterparts to honour fallen
28 October 2015
Australian Defence Force personnel and coalition partners deployed to Camp Qargha, Afghanistan, have stood side-by-side with their British counterparts to honour those lost in a helicopter crash at Headquarters Resolute Support in Kabul.
A United Kingdom Puma Mk. 2 helicopter, assigned to the Resolute Support Mission, crashed in Kabul in a non-hostile incident on October 11th, 2015.
The incident resulted in the death of two British service members, two U.S. service members, and one French contracted civilian.
Five other Resolute Support personnel were injured in the incident.
Chief Mentor at Camp Qargha, Brigadier Charles Page addressed the gathering.
"We meet in the presence of God to remember with thanksgiving and sorrow the many, who in times of war and peace, have been given and taken away," he said.
"As we remember and pray, we commit ourselves to work together with our allies for reconciliation between nations, that all people may live in freedom, justice and peace together."
ADF personnel based at Camp Qargha, west of Kabul are part of the British-led mentoring team to the nearby Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA).
The ANAOA mentoring teams provide train, advise and assist support in all facets of Afghan National Army officer training.