Aussie mates

New Zealand and Australian soldiers have marked the repatriation of SAS commando Doug Grant, who was killed in Afghanistan on Friday.

Defence Force staff from both countries provided a ceremony at the ramp of an Australian Hercules as his coffin was carried on to the plane to be flown back to New Zealand.

A statement from the?New Zealand Defence Force thanked their Australian counterparts for helping with “the repatriation of our fallen comrade”.