|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base|
|Photographer||Parker, David Dare|
|Date made||24 April 2003|
|Credit line||Acquired through Australian War Memorial official commission 2003|
Three Special Air Services Regiment (SAS) long-range patrol vehicles and their crews are enveloped in a cloud of dust as the Defence Minister Robert Hill's RAAF C-130 Hercules aircraft leaves the Al Asad airbase in western Iraq. During his time in Iraq, Senator Hill, accompanied by the Chief of the Defence Force General Peter Cosgrove, visited Australian Defence Force personnel and met with key Iraqi and Coalition Provisional Authority officials.