Latest Australian Defence Force Images

July 20th, 2006  

Topic: Latest Australian Defence Force Images

Operation Catalyst. Al Samawah. Private Thomas Savage from the Townsville-based 2nd Battalion of The Royal Austalian Regiment. He is sporting some rather heavy and hot body armour that has recently been issued to Aussie troops.

Flying Officer Tess Wyllie, a Nursing Officer, at the Australian Military Hospital Dili. The Task Force in East Timor is made up of various different elements from the Defence Force and Federal Police, as well as some contributions made by New Zealand, Malaysia and Portugal.

Warrant Officer Class 1 Ashly on the left (The Regimental Sergeant Major of the Joint Task Force), on patrol in Dilli. A very strange thing to see an RSM on a section strength patrol.

Exercise Suman Warrior 2006 at Ross Island barracks. Aussie M113 Recovery vehicle landing along with British, New Zealand, Malaysian and Singaporian troops. The exercise is a capability comparison and learning exercise.

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Ondeane Wykes at the helm of HMAS Kanimbla in Dili Harbour, Timor-Leste. HMAS Kanimbla is acting as a mobile Australian infrastructure in Dilli harbour and was one of the first Australian elements to arrive at the outbreak of violence.

5th Aviation Regiment Black Hawk helicopter over the hills just out of Dili, Timor Leste

Guard Tower 1 - View and equipment in the early morning at Camp Smitty in Iraq

Private (Pte) Mitchell Standing gives the thumbs up from the top cover position of an Australian Bushmaster Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV) in Southern Iraq.
July 20th, 2006  

Topic: More of the good stuff

HMAS TOBRUK at Amphibious Stations in the harbour of Dili, Timor-Leste, during Operation Astute

Memorial service in Perth for the SAS troopers and 5th Aviation crews lost in the crash. SAS troopers guard the "Rock"

Soldiers of Combat Team Alpha use the cooler hours of the day to work on their Australian Light Armoured Vehicles in Iraq

RAAF F/A-18 Hornet carrying 10 500 pound bombs

Governor General His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery (right) awards Special Air Service Regiment member Sergeant "Y", with the medal for Gallantry

Not so recent photo. Major Terry O'Farrell on Operations in Vietnam with the Australian SAS. He completed two combat tours of South Vietnam as an SAS soldier with 2 SAS Squadron, went on 40 patrols behind enemy lines as a forward scout, a patrol signaller and eventually as a patrol commander, and was wounded twice. He is now Officer Commanding Operational Support Squadron, SASR

Australian Army Training Team - Iraq Bushmaster approaches a canal crossing south of Al Khadir

Soldiers from Combat Team Quintus on patrol in Iraq
July 20th, 2006  

Commandos from the 4th Battalion clear buildings in Western Iraq

SAS Patrol on a high visibility patrol in Iraq

Commando from 4 RAR returning fire in Afghanistan

Soldiers from the Special Forces Task Group patrol in Afghanistan. The task force is made up of members of the SAS, 4th Battalion Commandos, 1st Commando Regiment, 152nd Signal Squadron and the Special Forces Support Battalion, as well as other Australian SF elements.

Commando patrolling in Iraq during a dust storm

Lone SAS outrider in Afghanistan

TAG East Operators after storming the North Korean ship the MV Pong Su. The TAG are very similar to the US Delta Force in terms of training, roles, and activities. They are primarily an anti-terrorist group.

Royal Australian Navy clearance diver in Umm Qasr. The Navy Clearance Divers, despite their names suggesting they are just divers, they are comparable to US Navy SEALS. They are the Special Forces branch of the RAN. They are specialists in under water demolitions, diving of all types, and special forces operation by both land and sea.
July 20th, 2006  
July 20th, 2006  
Great pictures and descriptions under them. That F/A-18 is loaded for bear.
July 20th, 2006  
Some fine looking women in the ADF, cheers mate
July 21st, 2006  
Great pictures and descriptions under them.
Thanks, it annoys me when people post up pictures with a description like "tank"

I think a bit of the info on the picture, or at least the group involved makes it all the more interesting.
July 25th, 2006  
Great pics and descriptions, AussieNick!

July 25th, 2006  
this is cool

Does Australia have any presence in Iraq right now?
July 25th, 2006  
Cool pics. Thanks, AussieNick. Keep em posting.

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