AOAV was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mark Belford last week in Iraq. Mark worked with AOAV in Liberia between 2013 and 2014, helping to train the Armed Forces of Liberia in explosive ordnance disposal. He was a valued and respected member of the AOAV team there and a pleasure to work with.
Since leaving military service in Australia, Mark had made a substantial contribution to humanitarian demining efforts around the world and his loss will be much felt by the demining community. AOAV would like to extend its condolences to Mark’s family, who are in our thoughts at this time.
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