Did the Prime Minister actually announce anything ‘new’ when he announced a 'new' deployment to the Middle East?
Sir Jeffrey's thoughts...
CONTACT calls out Veterans' minister on apparent preference for Wikipedia battle stats over AWM stats re Vietnam Veterans' Day.
Fifty-three years ago, 108 Anzacs ran headlong into an enemy force of some 2000 battle-hardened North Vietnamese – and won.
CONTACT is often asked “where’s my bloody lapel pin”, as if we were responsible for delivery. So, we asked DVA for an update.
Following the fleet-wide grounding of the ADF’s MRH-90 helicopters last month, CONTACT asked Defence for an explanation of what went wrong and a progress update on rectification.
Defence told CONTACT that while Australian ARH Tigers do contain some of the same bolts that recently grounded the German Tiger fleet, the ADF had assessed the risk as very low.
ADF personnel are assisting the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency to protect resources within their economic exclusion zones.
ADF engineers are working with Royal Fijian Military Forces and local contractors to build a military training facility in Fiji.
Army engineers have arrived in Timor-Leste for a multilateral exercise to exchange trade-skills and support the growth of Timor-Leste’s defence capability.
A Guardian-class patrol boat built under the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project was formally gifted to Samoa at Henderson, WA.
Canberra based defence company CEA Technologies has signed a $90 million loan agreement under the government’s Defence Export Facility.
The remote East Pilbara community of Jigalong in Western Australia farewelled the Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme 2019.
The Royal Australian Air Force conducted live demonstrations of Air Force capabilities at the 2019 Brisbane Aviation Expo.
New Zealand’s P-3K2 Orion that located a burnt Chinese fishing vessel was re-tasked the next day to find a crewman overboard.
Warrant Officer Marine Technician – Submariner Paul Ross was commended for inventing a novel guest-accomodation for submarine visitors.
A nationwide search for a new director of the Australian War Memorial is underway after Brendan Nelson announced he's retiring.