Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, awarded the Victoria Cross, Australia's highest military honour, for his service in Afghanistan. On 11 June 2010, as part of a Special Operations Task Group, Cpl Roberts-Smith exposed his own position to draw fire away from his patrol, storming the enemy position, allowing his patrol to lift the weight of fire from other Australian troops.
A long, proud Australian tradition: ANZAC Day, April 25th. A day for remembering our brave soldiers. Pictured, a young child proudly waves the Australian flag at an ANZAC Day parade (services and parades are held across the country).