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Food fights affect Digger morale

Foot [sic] fights affect Digger morale

Ian McPherdran: The Advertiser | April 27, 2009


DIGGERS risking all on the deadly battlefields of Afghanistan are fighting on a diet of tasteless gruel.

Soldiers bombarded Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon with complaints when he made a secret Anzac Day visit to Oruzgan Province on Friday.

Senior officers have conceded the poor diet is affecting morale and soldiers’ health and have ordered a study into the nutritional value of the food.

The Advertiser took the taste test on Friday at the Dutch-run mess at Tarin Kowt military base after learning of the complaints …