Captain Bryce Duffy

1984-2011 killed in Afghanistan

Captain Duffy was a member of the Mentoring Task Force – Three and was from the 4th Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery (RAA) based in Townsville.


Captain Duffy is survived by his partner, parents and family.

Captain Duffy was born in Sydney, NSW, in 1984. He was educated in Brisbane. He joined the Australian Defence Force Academy in January 2003 and completed a Bachelor of Science. He graduated from the Royal Military College in December 2006. He was then posted to 1st Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery based in Brisbane.

He served with the 1st Field Regiment between 2007 and 2010. He was transferred to the 4th Field Regiment in Townsville in January 2011 as the Assistant Operations Officer, before his second deployment to Afghanistan in September.

Captain Duffy was a well known and highly-regarded young officer. He was recognised by his commanders for his strength of character, determination and diligence. His peers remember him as an officer who maintained the highest possible personal standards. His selfless dedication to duty was demonstrated by the fact that he had volunteered for his second tour of duty in Afghanistan at short notice, after a fellow officer was wounded in action.

Captain Duffy has been awarded the following honours and awards:

  • Australian Defence Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Citation – 1st Mentoring Task Force – Afghanistan 20 January to 30 October 2010
  • NATO Non Article 5 Medal with clasp – International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Australian Active Service Medal with clasp International Coalition Against Terrorism (ICAT).

During Captain Duffy’s service in the Australian Army he deployed on the following operations:

  • Operation SLIPPER (Afghanistan) – January 2010 – October 2010
  • Operation YASI ASSIST (Australia) – February 2011
  • Operation SLIPPER (Afghanistan) – September 2011 – October 2011.


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