First, I want to wish all of our dear Aussie friends a Happy Australia Day!
On January 26, 1788, the First Fleet of 11 convict ships arrived from Great Britain at Sydney Cove, establishing the first European colony on the continent of Australia.
In that first fleet were 759 convicts, their Marine guards, some with families, a few civil officers and provisions to keep them alive until they became self-sufficient.
Sergeant Jason Glen Keightley and Private Daniel Adcock proudly display their Australian flag in Baghdad. The men are members of Australian Defence Force's Security Detachment that is providing protection to the Australian Embassy, Ambassador and staff in Baghdad.Source Australian Department of Defense.