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Army May 4, 2012
ANZAC DAY 5
... while no day in Uruzgan could be ordinary, today has a
special resonance. -- Governor-General Quentin Bryce
Cpl Mark Doran
THE rising sun in Afghanistan was
a symbolic start for Anzac Day at
Multinational Base Tarin Kot as
about 500 troops commemorated the
Australian soldiers, airmen and
sailors attended the dawn service along
with Afghan officials, coalition forces
and members of the Australian Federal
Commander JTF 633 Maj-Gen
Stuart Smith accompanied Governor-
General Quentin Bryce, who paid
tribute to the fallen in her Anzac Day
Ms Bryce said she had read that
when Australian soldiers arrived in
Afghanistan in December more than
10 years ago, what struck them above
all else was the punishing cold.
"I confess that I am very grateful to
have returned today in the spring," Ms
"I am also gravely aware that
warmer days herald darker months of
"What strikes me when I come here
and spend time with you is the hum-
bling sense of awe at the enormously
difficult work you do and the coura-
geous, willing, steadfast spirit you
bring to every day and night of your
"And while no day in Uruzgan
could be ordinary, today has a special
Ms Bryce joined Australian troops
for a gunfire breakfast and promoted
three MTF 4 soldiers before continuing
with her official duties in Tarin Kot.
Sport was then the main activity of
the day for those free from duty. The
indoor cricket competition was won
by the Afghan team, 102 runs to 80
against the Provincial Reconstruction
Six athletes competed in a CrossFit
competition and Sqn-Ldr Craig Nielsen
won the gruelling event in hot condi-
tions with a time of 28min 21sec.
The main event for the afternoon
was the friendly Australian/Afghan
20-20 cricket game at the Afghan
National Army compound in support of
Pink Stumps Day.
Efforts by FCU 6 at Tarin Kot have
so far raised more than $12,000 for the
Jane McGrath Foundation.
Australia batted first and the spec-
tators were amused when the team's
captain, Capt Jason Raffin was bowled
The Aussies recovered with a
valiant 7 for 131 at the end of their
innings, but were defeated by the
Afghans after 16 overs, 7 for 135.
Capt Raffin told the Afghan soldiers
Anzac Day was an important day for
Australians as it commemorated a hero-
ic defeat on the battlefield of Gallipoli
97 years ago.
"Today we will also be heroic in our
defeat on the cricket pitch," he said.
Solemn sunrise in Tarin Kot
Governor-General joins deployed troops for Afghanistan dawn service at Multinational Base Tarin Kot
Bryce lays a wreath at
SOTG CO Lt-Col J
pays his respects.
Base Tarin Kot.
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