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Labor congratulates Major Scott Watkins.

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Robert McClelland MP Shadow Minister for Defence

24 November 2006

Labor Congratulates Major Scott Watkins

Labor passes on its congratulations to Australian Army helicopter pilot Major Scott Watkins after he was awarded the United Kingdom's Distinguished Flying Cross.

The investiture took place at Buckingham Palace overnight.

"This award is further international recognition of the high standards of the Australian Defence Force," Shadow Defence Minister Robert McClelland said.

"Major Watkins displayed bravery and calmness under fire to see the mission through and help save his wounded comrade."

"His performance follows in the best traditions of the ADF."

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