Dick Smith founded Dick Smith Foods in 1999, marketed as a crusade against foreign ownership of Australian food producers, particularly Arnott's Biscuits, which in 1997 became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Campbell Soup Company. Dick Smith Foods only sells foods produced in Australia by Australian-owned companies and in his spare time writes and explores and ventures the world in his helicopter.
Trooper Mark Donaldson VC, the first Australian soldier awarded a Victoria Cross since 1969. Trooper Donaldson was a member of the Special Air Service Regiment when he exposed himself to enemy fire, 2 September 2008, to protect injured troops and then rescued an interpreter under heavy enemy fire in Oruzgan province during Operation Slipper in Afghanistan. Awarded Young Australian of the Year 2010 and promoted to Corporal in June 2010.
３VC recipients at The memorial for the fallen at the SASR
John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre of picture) who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He did this for three and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed. Simpson and his Donkey are a key part of the "Anzac legend".
A war hero! Sarbi, an explosive detection dog for the Australian Army, received RSPCAs most prestigious animal bravery award the Purple Cross, at a ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Picture: Kym Smith Read more about Sabri at this link: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/welcome-home-sarbi-trusty-dog-of-war-20110110-19l86.html
John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (6 July 1892 – 19 May 1915), who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded British Empire soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation.