Australian Military Photos




 
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September 24th, 2006  
AussieNick
 

Topic: Australian Military Photos


Here are some of the latest pictures of the ADF at work thanks to the Department Of Defence.

HMAS Tobruk beached for landing at Cowley beach.
HMAS Tobruk is a 5,800-tonne amphibious landing ship.
The landings were part of the creation of a beach-head position supported by supported by a Hydrographic survey team from HMAS Melville, Clearance Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One, an Amphibious Beach Team, a Blackhawks from 171 Aviation Squadron and vehicles from 10th Field Support Battalion

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Private (PTE) Dirk Thompson (left) and PTE Ross Taylor, both Charlie Company, 2nd Battlion Royal Austalian Regiment, serving with Battle Group Faithfull on patrol near Licquica, Timor Leste. Australia is providing the largest contingent to the current deployment to East Timor. Malaysia, Portugal and New Zealand have also deployed troops to the region in response to the crisis.

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A soldier from combat team Alpha props during clearance drills in Iraq. Combat team Alpha has recently "moved house" after handing Al Muthanah province back to the Iraqi security forces. They are currently co-lacated with other Australian elements with the British forces at Camp Terendak, Tallil Air Base, Iraq

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Lieutenant General Peter Leahy, AO, Chief of Army and The Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson, MP, Minister for Defence at the official launch of the M1A1 Abrams tanks in Melbourne. The Abrams is replacing the Leopard, and we've just accepted our first shipment from the USA. They are currently being delivered to the School Of Armour at Pukapunyal in Victoria, and subsequent deliveries will be going to sabre squadrons.

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In a cloud of dust, an Australian Bushmaster provides protection for the Reconstruction Task Force troops in Southern Afghanistan as part of Operation Slipper - the current war against terror in Afghanistan. The vehicle is from 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.
Along with 5/7th Battalion, 2nd Cavalry regiment and other units they have replaced the SFTG (Special Forces Task Group) - made up of the SAS, 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, 1 Commando Regiment and other units, who are headed home for a well earned rest, refit, retrain then back into action.

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An Australian ASLAV-25 from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment patrols in Southern Afghanistan. 2nd Cav has only recently finished a tour in Iraq, and has been redeployed to Afghanistan to help replace the SFTG with more "conventional" forces.

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Private Aaron O'Neill from the Townsville-based 2nd Battalion of The Royal Australian Regiment, maintains security around a television station in As Samawah.

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Chaplain Major Craig Willmott holds a religious service in the desert south of As Samawah for Australian soldiers on patrol. Prior to starting the day's mission, Chaplain Willmott holds a Sunday service followed by communion for those soldiers wishing to partake.
September 24th, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
those are great
September 25th, 2006  
AussieNick
 
Corporal Philip Parry, from the Townsville-based 2nd Battalion of The Royal Australian Regiment, seated in a Bushmaster Infantry Mobility Vehicle. Under blue light, soldiers preserve their night vision whilst waiting for the convoy to move out in Iraq


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Corporal Lee James from Delta Company, Battle Group Faithful, gives directions to Private Allister Baker from the 2nd/1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (2/1 RNZIF). Australian and New Zealand soldiers are part of an exchange program between Battle Group Faithful, and the New Zealand Infantry. They are patrolling in Timor as part of Operation Astute. Good to see the Anzac spirit still in fine form.


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Trooper (TPR) Tristan Martin and Corporal(CPL) Peter Akkerdyk, pipers from the 3rd 4th Cavarly Regiment, play pipes at the Memorial service to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.
Battle Group Faithful members on Operation Astute in Dili, Timor Leste, conducted the memorial service to mark the anniversary of the Vietnam War battle.
The 3rd/4th Cavalry Regiment was involved at the Battle of Long Tan, and present-day members from Bravo Squadron, 3rd/4th Calvary Regiment, paid their respects to fallen comrades killed at the battle.

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Tenth Security Detachment Infantryman, Private Jeff Cross, keeps sharp lookout while on a security patrol during the recent Mission Rehearsal Exercise (MRE) to prepare for deployment to Iraq. The MRE was held at Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera in Queensland.


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Diggers from the Sydney-based Parachute Battalion 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, respond to a 'contact' during pre-deployment urban combat training at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane, in preparation for their upcoming rotation to Iraq

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September 25th, 2006  
Fox
 
 
Thanks for the sharing, Aussie. It's great pics but the Aussie's camo are weird. lol
September 26th, 2006  
AussieNick
 
ASLAV takes a hull down position on overwatch as Bushmaster IMVs perform an obs crossing on the move from Camp Smitty to Tallil



Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers at work




Australian digger detaining and searching a suspected insurgent in East Timor


Vehicles from 2 Cav shake out for a battle run



Leopard and troops move through difficult terrain
September 26th, 2006  
bigcanada813
 
 
those are some great pics, aussienick
January 26th, 2009  
Juvenile_Joe
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox
Thanks for the sharing, Aussie. It's great pics but the Aussie's camo are weird. lol
Well you can see how well it works in our bushland, in one of nicks photo's (the one of the soldier next to the tank
January 26th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
I've seen some pictures of Aussie Land Rovers, 6x6, far wider then the standard Land Rover and fitted with a 4.2 turbo diesel (if my memory is correct).

I read some where that senior British Army officers were in Oz, saw the Land Rovers and were so impressed that on return to UK they made enquiries about getting Land Rover UK to build some. Apparently Land Rover UK reckoned it wouldn't be worth their while.

It would have been an ideal vehicle as it would slot between the Bedford 4 tonner and the standard Land Rover.
January 26th, 2009  
NCO-for-life
 
 
Really great pics! Thanks mate. That camo really seems to to blend in with surroundings.
January 27th, 2009  
AussieNick
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
I've seen some pictures of Aussie Land Rovers, 6x6, far wider then the standard Land Rover and fitted with a 4.2 turbo diesel (if my memory is correct).

I read some where that senior British Army officers were in Oz, saw the Land Rovers and were so impressed that on return to UK they made enquiries about getting Land Rover UK to build some. Apparently Land Rover UK reckoned it wouldn't be worth their while.

It would have been an ideal vehicle as it would slot between the Bedford 4 tonner and the standard Land Rover.
I guess you are talking about the LRPV's used by the special forces. They are a modified 6X6 Rover, and they are used in conjunction with the smaller 4X4 models.

BUT

We've just finished the acquisition process to get all new 4X4 vehicles for the Army, which are the Mercedes G-Wagons, and SOCOMD has new vehicles on the way, which are much bigger and used by the Brits, so it looks like the Rovers are going to be retired.
 


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