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Author Mckelvey, Ben, author.

Title The commando : the life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG / Ben Mckelvey.

Published Sydney, NSW : Hachette Australia, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  356.167092 BAIR/MCKE    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 24 cm
Notes "With thanks to Kaye and Doug Baird".
First published: 2017.
Includes index.
Summary On 22 June 2013, Corporal Cameron Baird was a 2nd Commando Regiment Special Forces soldier when he led his platoon into a known Taliban stronghold to back-up another Australian unit under heavy fire. In the prolonged firefight, Cameron was mortally wounded. In 2014, Cameron's bravery and courage under fire saw him posthumously awarded the 100th Victoria Cross, our highest award possible for bravery in the presence of the enemy. Cameron Baird died how he lived - at the front, giving it his all, without any indecision. He will forever be remembered by his mates and the soldiers he served with in the 2nd Commando Regiment. The commando reveals Cameron's life, from young boy and aspiring AFL player, who only missed out on being drafted because of injury, to exemplary soldier and leader.
Subject Baird, Cameron, 1981-2013.
Australia. Australian Army -- Biography.
Heroes -- Australia -- Biography.
Victoria Cross.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Commando operations -- Australia.
Soldiers -- Australia -- Biography.
Australia -- History, Military -- 21st century.
ISBN 9780733640803 (paperback)