Trooper Joshua Porter

2006 died in a training accident

Trooper Joshua Porter was born in Sydney, New South Wales, and enlisted in the Australian Army in June 2000. He was 28 years of age.

On completion of recruit training, he served for several years as a Rifleman in the First Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) in Townsville. He completed his service as a qualified sniper in reconnaissance platoon.

Joshua successfully completed the Special Air Service Regiment’s Selection Course in October 2004 and was posted to Perth as a Trooper in May 2005.

Trooper Porter was an extremely capable and highly regarded member of the Special Air Service Regiment and will be remembered as a resourceful and courageous Special Forces soldier who had a promising future in what is an extremely challenging profession.

Trooper Porter served on operations in East Timor on Operation Tanager in 2001 and Operation Citadel in 2003, while serving with 1RAR. He also served in the Solomon Islands on Operation Anode in 2004/05 again with 1RAR, and more recently in Afghanistan on Operation Slipper as part of the Special Operations Task Group in 2006.

He was awarded the Australian Active Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Australian Service Medal, United Nations Medal for service in East Timor, and the Australian Defence Medal.

Trooper Porter is survived by his wife Carinna and baby daughter, Maddison.

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