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Statement from the Governor-General

“On behalf of all Australians, I extend my sympathy to the loved ones and colleagues of Captain Danniel Lyon, Lieutenant Maxwell Nugent, Warrant Officer Class Two Joseph Laycock and Corporal Alexander Naggs.

“As they stepped forward to serve us, so must we to honour their memory, remember their sacrifice and support their families.

“It is a tragedy, and Linda and my thoughts are with the families, friends and other defence force personnel at this difficult time. I hope that the knowledge of our nation’s gratitude is of some comfort in this moment of intense grief.”