Warrant Officer Lionel Orreal from the 1st Military Police Battalion passes an Iraqi woman ...

Accession Number P04101.592
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Maker Parker, David Dare
Place made Iraq: Baghdad
Date made 18 May 2003
Conflict Iraq, 2003-2013
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Source credit to Acquired through Australian War Memorial official commission 2003
Description

Warrant Officer Lionel Orreal from the 1st Military Police Battalion passes an Iraqi woman wearing the traditional burka while on patrol outside the former Australian Embassy residence, Baghdad. During Operation Falconer, the 1st Military Police Battalion operated as part of the Australian Security Detachment (SECDET) responsible for providing protection to Australian Diplomats in Iraq. The 1st Military Police Battalion operated in the Middle East as part of the Australian Defence Force's commitment to the coalition forces assembled to enforce Iraq's compliance with its international obligations to disarm.

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