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Video – War in the Sand Pit Conference – Air Commodore Chris Westwood

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 the Command and Reporting Centre at Kandahar is delivered by Air Commodore Chris Westwood the former Officer Commanding No. 41 Wing.


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Air Commodore Chris Westwood was the Officer Commanding No. 41 Wing during the deployment of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Control and reporting Centre to Afghanistan in 2007-2009.  After over 30 years of service he retired from the Royal Australian Air Force in 2015 and is currently the Director and Principal Consultant at Chris Westwood Consulting.





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