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RSM-Ceremonial ADF presented with Anzac’s Bible to take to Gallipoli

In a moving ceremony at Russell Offices on April 14, RSM-Ceremonial ADF WO1 Paul Richardson was handed a shrapnel-holed French Bible that saved the life of an Anzac digger at Gallipoli.

The Bible belonged to LCpl, later Lt, Elvas Jenkins, of 2 Fd Coy, RAE, who enlisted on September 19,

Shark 02 remembered on HMAS Tobruk

Personnel on board HMAS Tobruk have paused from humanitarian relief efforts in Vanuatu to mark the 10th anniversary of the Navy Sea King helicopter crash.

The Sea King crashed on the island of Nias, Indonesia, on 2 April 2005 and claimed the lives of nine ADF personnel.


HMAS Tobruk arrives with Army Engineers in Port Vila

For the second time in just over 16 months elements of the 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (3CER) embarked in the Royal Australian Navy’s heavy-lift ship, HMAS Tobruk, to provide assistance to neighbours devastated by a cyclone.

The ship sailed out of Townsville on March 18 arriving

HMAS Tobruk arrives to support Vanuatu mission

HMAS Tobruk has arrived in Port Vila to assist the Vanuatu government in relief operations to repair damage in the wake of the devastating tropical cyclone Pam.

HMAS Tobruk, with 335 personnel on board, sailed from Townsville on 18 March with troops and equipment from the 3rd Combat

Australian 205 Coalition Advisory Team advising mission in Afghanistan

The Afghan National Army’s (ANA) 205th Corps in Kandahar province continues to strengthen its capabilities in line with the ongoing efforts of the Australian-led advising mission there.

The 205 Coalition Advisory Team (CAT) which provides advice to senior Corps ANA members comprises

Comedians Mick Molloy and Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann brought the laughs while rock band 28 Days belted out the tunes during a Forces Entertainment Tour across the Middle East recently.

The tour performed for personnel deployed as part of Operations Highroad (Afghanistan), Manitou

Australian Defence Force continues support to Vanuatu

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) continues to support disaster response efforts to help the people of Vanuatu following Cyclone Pam.

Two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemaster III aircraft have transported an ADF Reconnaissance Team to Port Villa along with personnel from

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