Queen's Birthday medals award heroic wartime rescue in Iraq

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated June 13 2021 - 8:39pm, first published 2:00pm

A Gallantry Decoration has been awarded in this year's Queens' Birthday honours list, recognising Corporal Mitchell Howden for leading an heroic rescue of injured personnel at Camp Taji in Iraq while risking his own life.


Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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