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Video – War in the Sand Pit Conference – Brigadier Anthony Rawlins

Welcome to our highly anticipated ‘War in the Sand Pit’ conference series of videos.  The conference was held in Brisbane on 12-13 May 2017, and was sponsored by Military History & Heritage Victoria, the Australian National University, and the Returned & Services League of Australia, Queensland Branch.


We hope you enjoy all the presentations which the speakers have generously agreed to share with us.  The presentations represent the speakers personal views based on their own experiences, and the context relevant to them and their individual role at the time. This presentation on Stability Operations is delivered by Brigadier Anthony Rawlins, DSC the former Commanding Officer Overwatch Battle Group West – Two.



Brigadier Rawlins – click on the image to access the video




Brigadier Anthony Rawlins, DSC is senior officer in the Australian Army and was the Commanding Officer of Overwatch Battle Group West in Iraq during 2006-2007.  He is currently the Commander of the 7th Combat Brigade.








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