2/14 Light Horse Regiment flag : Major K Tyrrell, Australian Security Detachment 9 (Baghdad)

Units
Place Middle East: Iraq, Baghdad
Accession Number REL37838
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Flag
Physical description Metal, Nylon, Synthetic
Maker Flags of All Nations Pty Ltd
Place made Australia
Date made c 2005
Conflict Iraq, 2003-2013
Description

The flag has a white hoist on the left hand side with a cord attached at base and top with Inglefield suspension clips. At the top of the hoist is a tag that has been made from Disruptive Pattern Desert Uniform (DPDU) material and features an embroidered rectangular colour patch diagonally divided from bottom left corner to top right in light green and white depicting 2 Light Horse. 'SECDET / 6 B / MAR 05 - JUL 05' has been embroidered in black cotton. The manufactures tag has been sewn to the top of the hoist on the reverse side and reads 'FLAGS OF ALL NATIONS PTY LTD / Phone 07-391 8170'. The flag itself is divided equally by diagonally opposed colours, green at the top and navy blue at the bottom. Central is a Emu standing in a circle of text reading 'SECOND/FORTEENTH LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT QMI' surmounted by the Queens crown.

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. This 2/14 Light Horse Regiment flag was flown at the SECDET compound Baghdad during Major Tyrrell’s deployment. 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.