Topic: Operation RESOLUTE
Far away from backyard barbies, beach cricket and fireworks, up to 800 Defence Force personnel, on land, at sea, and in the air, kept a diligent watch over northern waters during the Australia Day long weekend, 2014.
West-based tanker HMAS Sirius has conducted the first Replenishment at Sea for the Royal Australian Navy in 2014.
The Navy’s west based operational tanker, HMAS Sirius, provided essential support to Operation RESOLUTE over the Christmas and New Year period, conducting routine re-supply runs from Fleet Base West.
Less than 18 months ago, Anna Bay local Luke Hartup took the Gan Gan Road out of town toward Port Stephens and into a new life.
Devonport local, Jackson Cosgrove is spending his first year away from home this Christmas, deployed at sea with his Navy family on border protection operations.
Able Seaman (AB) Lauren McAuliffe is experiencing a sea change this year, celebrating Christmas on a Navy patrol boat instead of at home in Geelong with her family.
Martin Gillet’s passion for the sea has led the Jurien Bay local from the West Australian Coast to spending this Christmas at Christmas Island on border protection operations.
Armidale local Sophie Gollan is away from home this Christmas as she conducts border protection operations on Patrol Boat HMAS Armidale in Australia's northern waters.
Cairns resident Steve Noakes is the closest thing to Santa this Christmas for his Patrol Boat crew of 21 who are away from home conducting security operations in Australia's northern waters.
When 26 year old Louella Yu finished her Mechatronics Engineering degree at UTS Sydney, she was pretty sure she didn’t want a regular office job. This Christmas, she will be a long way from a regular office - taking part in border protection operations onboard HMAS Parramatta, assigned to Operation RESOLUTE.