Soldier’s World War II medal lost from a flapping suitcase in the 1950s found by prospector in park

Soldier’s World War II medal lost from a flapping suitcase in the 1950s found by prospector in park

Posted May 11, 2018 07:51:50 Photo: Prospector Andrew Lawless found the 1939-45 Star Medal at Royal Park near Melbourne’s centre. (Supplied: Andrew Lawless) A World War II medal that was lost after it flew out of a suitcase somewhere between Adelaide and Melbourne has turned up underground near Melbourne’s city …

War widows fight for equal support for families of fallen soldiers – RN

War widows fight for equal support for families of fallen soldiers – RN

Posted April 25, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Bree Till (L) and Gwen Cherne have united through a shared grief. (ABC RN: Tiger Webb) Related Story: ‘They come in here broken’: The recovery centre putting soldiers back together again One came back in a Hercules after being killed by an IED in …

Chief of Army bans soldiers from wearing ‘arrogant’ death symbols

Chief of Army bans soldiers from wearing ‘arrogant’ death symbols

Updated April 19, 2018 12:38:37 Photo: A member of Iraq’s elite Special Forces wears a skull mask in the fight against the Islamic State in 2016. (AP: Khalid Mohammed) Australia’s Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, has issued a directive that prohibits the wearing of ‘death’ symbols. Lieutenant General …

Fallen soldier’s father calls for full police investigation of Walking Wounded founder

Fallen soldier’s father calls for full police investigation of Walking Wounded founder

Updated April 12, 2018 17:43:58 Photo: Hugh Poate (right) says Brian Freeman has taken advantage of families of fallen soldiers. (Supplied) Related Story: Police investigating alleged $1.3m fraud at veterans’ charity Walking Wounded Related Story: Walking Wounded founder accused of wasting veterans’ charity money on adventures The father of a …

Myanmar soldiers sentenced to 10 years with hard labour for Rohingya massacre

Myanmar soldiers sentenced to 10 years with hard labour for Rohingya massacre

Updated April 11, 2018 14:41:07 Photo: Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men in Rakhine state. (via Reuters) Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to “10 years in prison with hard labour in a remote area” for participating in a massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslim men in a …

Former US soldiers on trial for execution-style killing of Filipino real estate agent

Former US soldiers on trial for execution-style killing of Filipino real estate agent

Updated April 04, 2018 10:50:28 Photo: Joseph Hunter in the custody of Thai police commandos after being arrested in Bangkok 2013. (AP: Sakchai Lalit, file) Related Story: Mercenary ‘Rambo’ arrested over elaborate assassination plot, drug smuggling A former US army sniper and two other ex-American soldiers agreed to become contract …

Commonwealth Games: Thousands of cops and soldiers deployed in Qld’s biggest security event

Commonwealth Games: Thousands of cops and soldiers deployed in Qld’s biggest security event

Posted April 03, 2018 05:40:44 Photo: Special Emergency Response Team officers will be on hand for any serious problems. (ABC News: Tom Forbes) Related Story: Indian ‘Commonwealth Games imposters’ detained at Brisbane Airport Fighter jets and “drone guns” are part of the high-powered arsenal available to authorities to keep the …

Z Force families: Hidden stories of Australia’s guerilla soldiers unveiled in special exhibition

Z Force families: Hidden stories of Australia’s guerilla soldiers unveiled in special exhibition

Updated April 02, 2018 10:04:28 Photo: Ngaire (L) and Betty Bowditch (R) with Jim Bowditch’s medals, which will feature in the exhibition. (ABC News: Hamish Harty) They were Australia’s original special forces. The brave men who reckoned with crocodile-infested waters, Japanese forces and unreliable information are being showcased in an …