Topic: Exercise SEA RAIDER

It's a dog's life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER. (photo: )

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER.

Three dogs and their handlers deployed to sea off Townsville recently, as part of the Australian Defence Force’s Australian Amphibious Task Group.

Sea Series delivers a series of firsts

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide in formation with amphibious landing crafts during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2019. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide in formation with amphibious landing crafts during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2019.

In 2005, the then Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Russ Shalders, described amphibious warfare as “the most complex proposition for the future of Australian Defence Force combat power development to 2025.”

Sea Series in full swing

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), Annual Journal of the 8th/9th Battalion (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ashley Papp, CSM, RAN, addresses guests attending the Kids in Need 'Worlds Largest Open House' launch event in 2017 at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ashley Papp, CSM, RAN, addresses guests attending the Kids in Need 'Worlds Largest Open House' launch event in 2017 at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Five weeks, three ships, 2000 uniforms and civilians, four dogs and a sheep! Task Group Operations are always challenging. Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ash Papp answered a few questions for us, during Exercise SEA EXPLORER off the North Queensland coast.