Sergeant Angel-Hands and Lance Corporal Natalie Whyte
Sergeant John Angel-Hands and Lance Corporal Natalie Whyte raised the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags at Al Minhad Air Base, United Arab Emirates to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2013.
It was the first time on record that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags had been flown on operational service outside Australia. The flags will be presented to the Australian War Memorial during the Defence Indigenous Memorial Service to mark NAIDOC Week 2014.
Sergeant Angel-Hands and Lance Corporal Whyte, who is Bill Coolburrra’s granddaughter, are currently part of a specialist recruiting team of eight Indigenous recruiting officers appointed by the Chief of Army to support Indigenous candidates throughout the recruiting process and help boost Indigenous participation across the service.