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Army October 1, 2009
HONOUR and history coincided when
Pte Greg Sher's family was presented
with 1 Cdo Regt's new badge at a cer-
emony to dedicate the soldier's head-
stone in Melbourne in September.
not be named due to operational security
-- said the unit wanted to ensure Pte Sher
was the first to receive the redesigned
beret and badge as a mark of respect for
their fallen comrade.
"This is an opportunity for us to honour
Greg's memory and his contribution to the
unit and the Australian Army," he said.
"It's also a chance for us to acknowl-
edge the sacrifice of Greg's family and
affirm our ongoing commitment to sup-
Pte Sher was killed while serving with
the Special Operations Task Group in
Afghanistan in January.
The unit badge dates back to 1956 but
has never been standardised to reflect the
intent of its original design.
"The badge was always intended to
include an Australian commando dagger
from World War II," the CO said.
"But it is believed limitations in the
manufacture of the badge 53 years ago
meant it wasn't possible to capture the gen-
uine appearance of this famous weapon.
Honouring a fallen comrade: CO of 1 Cdo Regt places a beret bearing the regiment's new badge on
the grave of Pte Greg Sher, who was killed in Afghanistan in January.
"The badge has continued in a variety
of similar incarnations, but with varia-
tions in design of the commando dagger.
"In the same way the Army saw fit to
standardise the famous Rising Sun badge,
we felt it was important that 1 Cdo Regt
seek to realise the original intent of the
The badge will be worn on a new
black-felt shield on the Sherwood green
beret. This will bring the unit's beret into
line with its sister unit, 2 Cdo Regt.
Redesign: Pte Sher's new beret.
Mentioned in despatches
AN AUSTRALIAN-BORN British
soldier killed in Afghanistan late last
year has been awarded a posthu-
mous Mention in Despatches (MiD)
Rifleman Stuart Nash's award was
announced in the London Gazette (the
authority for such awards).
Rifleman Nash was serving with
1st Battalion The Rifles when he was
killed during combat in Afghanistan's
Nad Ali district in December.
The awarding of an MiD is denoted
by a silver oak-leaf emblem worn on
the ribbon of the appropriate campaign
medal -- in this case, the Operational
Service Medal "Afghanistan". A cer-
tificate is also issued.
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