PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR HIS COUNTRY 02 FEBRUARY 2011
CPL RICHARD ATKINSON
FOR MY BROTHERS
10 ROUNDS FOR TIME
22 PUSH UPS
22M WALKING LUNGE
22M BEAR CRAWL
*50MIN TIME CAP
Corporal Atkinson was a member of the Mentoring Task Force – Two and was from the 1 st Combat
Engineer Regiment, 1 st Brigade in Darwin, Northern Territory.
Corporal Atkinson is survived by his partner, brother and Parents.
Corporal Atkinson, was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1988. He enlisting into the Australian Army in 2007 as a Combat Engineer. After completion of his basic training he was posted to the 1 st Combat Engineer Regiment, 1st Brigade in Darwin, The Northern Territory.Corporal Atkinson was recognised by his peers as an exuberant and natural leader who led from the front and always taking the most dangerous jobs for himself.
Corporal Atkinson has been awarded
Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp: International
Coalition Against Terrorism (ICAT),
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Army Combat Badge,
Australian Defence Medal,
NATO Medal with ISAF Clasp.
During Corporal Atkinson’s service in the Australian Army, he deployed on the following Operations:
Operation Padang Assist (Indonesian Earthquake) – Oct 2009.
Operation Slipper (Afghanistan) – Oct 2010 – Feb 2011.