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Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC


Benjamin "Ben" Roberts-Smith VC, MG (born 1st November 1978) is an Australian soldier and a recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia, the highest award in the Australian honours system. His Victoria Cross for Australia, together with a Medal for Gallantry awarded during a 2006 tour of Afghanistan, make Roberts-Smith the most highly decorated service person currently in the Australian Defence Force.

Roberts-Smith was awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia for his actions during a helicopter assault into Tizak on 11 June 2010 as part of an offensive in the Shah Wali Kot region of Afghanistan, while serving with the Special Air Service Regiment during the War in Afghanistan. He was awarded the medal by Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce, in a ceremony in Perth on 23 January 2011. In 2006, Roberts-Smith was awarded the Medal for Gallantry for a previous action in Afghanistan.


Collectables Signed By Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC