Raw helmet cam footage
Battle of Derapet footage released
17 September 2010
Footage of a three-hour fire-fight between the 1st Mentoring Task Force and Taliban insurgents has been released by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
The contact has become known as the Battle of Derapet and was where Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney was killed in action on the morning of 24 August 2010.
The combat imagery, filmed by an Australian soldier using a camera mounted on his helmet, vividly demonstrates the intensity of the contact . It lasted more than three hours with Australian troops battling a large number of insurgents, some of whom were less than 100 metres away.
The combined Afghan National Army and Australian patrol used an aqueduct to move into the town of Derapet. Observation from ADF elements identified fig
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