Kellie Merritt is a social worker who who has been a committee member with Australians for War Power Reform. Her husband FLT Paul Pardoel served with the RAAF for 15years. He transferred to the RAF Special Forces and worked on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Paul was killed while in Iraq when his RAF Hercules was shot down.
The past month or two has brought back some imagery that’s haunted me for some time. Images that were part of footage taken by insurgents of my husbands smouldering crash site. It featured on news channels being watched in lounge rooms across the world well before any military official had the chance to even get Continue reading »
The commemoration of war must force us to remember the people – the victors and victims, men and women, patriots and pacifists, soldiers and civilians. It must connect, confront and complicate, rather than celebrate, petrify and simplify.” Dr Sam Edwards (Historian). Continue reading »