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Parents of Victoria Cross recipient honour their son ahead of Anzac Day

Neil Mitchell

Corporal Cameron Baird was 32 years old when he was killed while clearing a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan.

In February 2014, he was posthumously awarded Victoria Cross, the highest military honour in this country.

His parents, Doug and Kaye, told Neil Mitchell Cameron was very humble about his decorations.

‘He believed the medals he received as an individual were a team effort,’ Mr Baird said.

He said Cameron used to buy beers for veterans on Anzac Day without telling them he had been a soldier himself.

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Neil Mitchell with Cameron Baird

Neil Mitchell was moved and honoured to be given a Cameron Baird friendship coin.

Cameron Baird commemorative coin.

 

 

 

Neil Mitchell
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