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ID number P04103.096
Collection Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original negative 35mm
Photographer Parker, David Dare
Place made Iraq: Al Faw Peninsula
Date made 23 April 2003
Credit line Acquired through Australian War Memorial official commission 2003


Petty Officer Clearance Diver (POCD) Dean 'Jock' Campbell and Able Seaman Clearance Diver (ABCD) Colin Von Rechenberg of Red Team, Australian Clearance Diving Team 3 (AUSCDT3), walk along a cleared path through a potential minefield on the Al Faw peninsula. AUSCDT3 completed the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) of a 160 kilometre square area of potential minefield on the Al Faw peninsula over a period of ten days. Located on the peninsula were many key oil installations and the port city of Um Qasr. During Operation Falconer, AUSCDT3 conducted mine clearance operations, that consisted of shallow water Mine Counter Measures (MCM) and Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) in the Khawr Abd Allah waterway, Um Qasr, Al Faw peninsula and later the Khawr az Zubayr waterway. AUSCDT3 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.