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Sgt Blaine "Didds" Diddams
Birth: 1971
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Death: Jul. 3, 2012
Tarin Kowt
Urozgan, Afghanistan


DIDDAMS Blaine, Sgt Royal Australian Army

Son of Peter and Cate, husband of Toni-Ann, brother to Nikki, Sian, Christian, Luke, father to Elle-Lou and Harry.

Blaine Diddams entered the Army in 1990 and was posted to 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, within a year.

Blaine was a professional soldier who passed all the necessary exams and in 1995 was posted to the elite S.A.S.R. in Perth, Western Australia.

This was his 7th posting to Afghanistan, having formerly served in SAomalia, East Timor and the Soloman Islands.

Although wearing protection Sgt Diddams was shot in the chest during a firefight with insurgents, after being dropped in the area by helicopter.

Taken by helicopter to hospital, he was pronounced dead on arrival at Tarin Kowt.

He was farewell by his Army mates at a memorial Service held at Camp Russell, Multi-National Base, Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, after which his body was flown home to Australia for burial.


"They shall grow not old
As we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the year condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We shall remember them.
LEST WE FORGET.



 
 
Burial:
Karrakatta Cemetery and Crematorium
Perth
Western Australia, Australia
 
Created by: Muriel Butler
Record added: Jul 06, 2012
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