Aussie mates

New Zealand and Australian soldiers have marked the repatriation of SAS commando Doug Grant, who was killed in Afghanistan on Friday.

Defence Force staff from both countries provided a ceremony at the ramp of an Australian Hercules as his coffin was carried on to the plane to be flown back to New Zealand.

A statement from the New Zealand Defence Force thanked their Australian counterparts for helping with “the repatriation of our fallen comrade”.


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  • Kram

    Are they walking backwards?

    • Gazzaw

      Not funny Mark. There’s a time and a place.

  • thor42

    The Aussies are very good when it comes to honouring both their servicemen and women, and ours.
    I’m pretty sure that they honoured Nancy Wake too (who died a few days ago). Wake always liked to be known as a New Zealander (she was born here, but brought up in Australia). I think it is very poor that our government did not see fit to honour her.

  • navyman

    Way to go Aussies.awesome and thank you