Cheryl Elston - Heads up

Running time
46 sec
Department of Veterans' Affairs


We started seeing images about this little place, little country in Africa. I hadn't heard of it before. And while you're eating dinner at night, and you would hear the terrible things happening and didn't think too much about it, until one day we had a... there was rumours and furphies going around that maybe Australia was going to send some people.

We didn't know what that looked like or what exactly the mission would be or the role, but we got called onto parade one day, and a list of names were called out, and mine was on that list, and they were the people potentially were deploying to Rwanda.

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