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ID number P04102.008
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base
Photographer Parker, David Dare
Places made
  • Iraq
  • Iraq: Al Asad
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.