Topic: Operation RESOLUTE
Christmas came early at Lenny and Jackie Gay’s Stawell household a few months ago, when the Gay family swapped gifts and had an early Christmas dinner before daughter Melissa deployed aboard HMAS Parramatta.
Adelaide native Jessica Sampson works in a hospitality job with a difference. Like many other 22 year olds, she likes to travel and expects to spend New Year’s Eve in the company of a bunch of young people of around the same age. But unlike most of her peers, Jessica will bring the New Year in at sea, deployed on Operation RESOLUTE onboard the Australian warship HMAS Parramatta.
This year, instead of sailing on Thunder Bird - his grandfather’s Hock Dufall boat - on Christmas Day, Daniel Skipworth will be conducting maritime patrols onboard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat in Australia's northern waters.
Two Tassie lads will be away from home this Christmas as they both conduct patrols onboard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat within Australia’s northern waters.
Leading Seaman Shaun Black is spending this Christmas patrolling Australia's northern waters onboard one of the Royal Australian Navy's Armidale Class Patrol Boats.
Like many across Australia this Christmas, Jaimylee Hutchison will be preparing lunch for a festive celebration. But instead of cooking at home, Jaimylee will be in the galley of a Navy Patrol Boat deployed in Australia's northern waters.
The first person to see and report Santa’s arrival into Australia may just be former St Patrick’s College student Amy Beggs-French who is on duty with Operation RESOLUTE this Christmas in Darwin.
When 22 year old Elly Carter left Canberra’s Hawker College in 2009 she tried bar work and then time as a legal secretary, but she wanted do to something ‘out of the norm,’ while travelling and saving money.
Saxon Barling is a former pizza delivery driver turned electrician with a world of opportunities in front of him and a world of responsibilities.
The weather over the Christmas/New Year period in Tasmania can be notoriously fickle, but one former Tasmanian who left to join the Navy and see the world is fairly confident he will be wearing shorts for at least some of Christmas Day.