While I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment and purpose of this national recognition to families of those ADF members who have died whilst on operations, I believe we can do better than using the United Kingdom's. Perhaps a Commonwealth of Australia Cross or Star might be more appropriate.
Michele Jones absolutely agrees that recognition is vital.... Those murderers think they are martyrs but we will recognise their victims as the ones to get respect and honour!!!!!! Great!!!!
and it is about time too
I agree the families will know what our ancestors went through
too right they desefve this recognition
I know the families left behind need something to have of there loved ones who have done so much for us
At least the children and grand-children will have something to both cherish and remember them.
an award for these people should be statury all countries should honour everyone who sacrifice for there country
Sue Hooley. I agree
I agree its a great idea. I don't suppose the recognition be retrospective?
I agree the Familes will have something to remember them and be very proud .
This will never bring them back but it just may help the families of these brave men and women to know that their sacrifice is honoured by a thankful country
Would this award also apply to families of Australian service personnel killed in peacetime accidents & exercises? Should it matter whether the soldier, sailor or airman is in a war zone or not? The families of those killed in peacetime would feel the loss just as keenly as those killed in a war zone.