NATO 9 Line MEDEVAC : Major K Tyrrell, Australian Security Detachment 9 (Baghdad)

Unit Security Detachment (SECDET) Baghdad
Place Middle East: Iraq, Baghdad
Accession Number REL37831
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Paper, Plastic
Maker Department of Defence
Place made Australia
Date made c 2005
Conflict Iraq, 2003-2013

Laminated paper with black text titled 'NATO 9 Line MEDEVAC' on one side with a list of codes relating to the incident. The reverse has the title with black text 'EOD 9 Line UXO/IED Report' and a list of numbers to summarise the incident. This document is kept on the person at all times.

History / Summary

Major Kyle Tyrell was deployed to Iraq in March 2006 as the Officer Commanding Australian Security Detachment 9 – Baghdad (SECDET IX) and was deployed for six months. SECDET IX was responsible for protecting Australian Embassy personnel in Baghdad and contributing to the rehabilitation of Iraq. The SECDET team conducted over 80 operations supporting the Embassy staff in Baghdad’s ‘RED ZONE’. During his tour a number of significant events took place, such as contact with suspected insurgents resulting in one insurgent's death and injuries to others; and a rocket attack on the compound which housed SECDET IX on 14 August 2006 resulting in the injury of four Australian soldiers.