The Australian Defence Force deployed humanitarian supplies in September to provide relief to communities displaced from Vanuatu’s Ambae Island with the island’s Manaro Volcano threatening to erupt.
HMAS Warramunga and her ship’s company of 190 has departed Fleet Base East at Garden Island, Sydney for maritime security operations in the Middle East.
Preparing for an exercise scenario in New Zealand quickly became a real life disaster relief effort for the ship’s company of HMAS Choules as a result of an active volcano.
The recent unveiling of the peacekeeping memorial in Canberra, we take the opportunity to reflect on the service of another Royal Australian Navy member in his service with the United Nations.
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Navy’s Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Supply Chain Matthew Bruce, is currently deployed to Middle Eastern waters on Operation MANITOU as part of HMAS Newcastle’s ship’s company.