Patrol into Derapet, Afghanistan
Combat Team Charlie attachments BDR
David Robertson (Joint Fires Observer) and CPL Ryan Cripps (Combat
Medic) prepare to head out on patrol with OMLT O33D into Derapet, Tangi
Valley December 2010.
Derapet had become known as a Taliban 'hot
spot' for 6RAR on MTF-1 and following this patrol it would prove the
same for 5RAR during MTF-2.
BDR David Robertson would earn the Medal
For Gallantry (MG) for his actions on a similar patrol into the
Tangi Valley only a few months later.)
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Robertson's citation for the award of the Medal of Gallantry
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[Operation Mentor & Liaison Team] or "Mentor Team" consists of 2 infantry sections and attachments Combat Engineers, Artillery - JTAC
[Joint Terminal Attack Controller] & JFO [Joint Fires Observer] as well as a Combat Medic.
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