Friday, October 26, 2007

Australian SAS Sergeant, Matthew Locke, killed in action

Sgt Matthew Locke, SAS
Sergeant Matthew Locke, MG serving with Special Air Service Regiment in Uruzgan Province in southern Afghanistan was killed in actionon Thursday, 25 October 2007
Sergeant Locke was on a patrol when fatally wounded by small arms fire from Taliban extremists.
He was involved in Operation Spin Ghar, which directly supported an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Afghan National Security Forces operation to target and clear Taliban extremists from the area around Tarin Kot, in Uruzgan province.

Continue to Australian Department of Defence release

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Australian trooper killed by IED

Trooper, David Pearce
Trooper David Pearce, serving with Reconstruction Task Force in Uruzgan Province in southern Afghanistan, was killed by an IED on Monday, 8 October 2007.

Trooper Pearce, 41 was posted to the Brisbane-based 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment in October 2006. He was serving with the Reconstruction Task Force when he died.

Trooper Pearce was born in Liverpool, New South Wales, and enlisted in the Australian Army Reserve in 2002. Following a period of Reserve service he transferred to the Australian Regular Army in July 2006.

Trooper Pearce had previous operational experience having deployed to the Solomon Islands with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Queensland Regiment in 2005-2006.