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 …