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    HUNDREDS of metres beneath the surface of the ocean, sometimes all that Able Seaman Daniel Ponsford can hear is the ''clicking'' of the shrimps.

    Other times, all he gets through his headphones are the raucous squeals of pods of excitable dolphins that are attracted to his boat, one of the much-maligned Collins-class submarines, HMAS Dechaineux...
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    [LEFT][*******#000000]Diggers recall day Afghan soldier turned gun upon them

    Dan Oakes at Patrol Base Wali

    November 30, 2011

    AN AUSTRALIAN lance-corporal and private are all too aware of how lucky they were to cheat death at the hands of an Afghan soldier they had lived and worked alongside for weeks.
    Just 11 days after a rogue Afghan soldier murdered three Australians and an interpreter at a patrol base in Kandahar province, another Afghan turned his gun on his Australian mentors, wounding three Diggers at a base called Nisar in the narrow Mirabad Valley.

    It was late afternoon on November 8, and the handful of Australians at Nisar were looking forward to a barbecue to celebrate their last night at the base. Some of them were watching a movie - the World War II adventure flick Where Eagles Dare - with their Afghan colleagues.




    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/digge...#ixzz1f8YFKQTr[/COLOR][/LEFT]

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    [LEFT][*******#000000]A SMALL contingent of Australian and Chinese soldiers has opened a modest new chapter in military relations, even as hawkish Chinese generals lashed out at the US using other nations, such as Australia, to ''encircle'' China.

    Emergency contingents performed a rescue of civilian casualties in a fictitious earthquake-ravaged ''country B'', in a joint training exercise replete with a leaning building, a noxious chemical leak and an emergency evacuation helicopter.


    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/austr...#ixzz1f8ePPXnI[/COLOR][/LEFT]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballistic View Post
    Your a champion Grendel.

    Cheers buddy!

    EDIT: That was ****ing top notch. Nice work Ch 10... for a change.
    X3 Great Doco...

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    Aye. Cheers everyone. No more compliments, my head's beginning to swell

    The producers have some behind the scenes pics on their fb page:
    http://www.facebook.com/TourofdutyAustralia?sk=photos

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    From a news website dated 28 November 2011:




    ^ I believe one of these eventually became a public attraction a couple of days later at a park in Thornleigh:
    http://hornsby-advocate.whereilive.c...at-thornleigh/

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    Default Exercise Precision support 11-2

    [FONT=Verdana]From November 23 until December 10, Exercises Precision Red 11-2 and Precision Support 11-2 will see Air Force practice how it uses transport aircraft and airfield services in a deployed setting. It will involve two Air Force C-130J Hercules and a C-17A Globemaster flying from RAAF Base Townsville to airfields in Shoalwater Bay and Townsville Field Training Areas, providing valuable preparation for crews before flying in the Middle East Area of Operations. A pair of C-130H Hercules will also fly from Townsville as part of Operational Conversion for crews. Approximately 474 personnel are expected to participate in Exercises Precision Red and Precision Support.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Members from No.322 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron RAAF Base Tindal, practice for different scenarios (using blank ammunition), to defend the airfield during enemy attack at Benning Field during ‘’Exercise Precision support 11-2’’[/FONT]





































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    Found this while searching for Australian War Posters.

    Diggers offer peace at last for 'wandering souls'

    Vietnam War

    [LEFT][*******#000000]Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nati...#ixzz1foAtxsG2
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    Love the sunnies on the chick in the second last pic

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    Tactical sunnies..

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    Hey Guys.

    Thought you might appreciate this.
    Not 100% ADF news but i still think its highly relevant to this thread.

    Crossfit.com has honoured the memory of Australian Army Sergeant Brett Wood in a 'Hero WOD'.
    This is the first time an Australian serviceman has had such been regconised in this manner.
    RIP

    The Commando Welfare Trust was also given in the write up on the website. Hopefully more much needed money is donated to this cause with this exposure.

    Details:
    http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/008043.html
    http://therxreview.com/wood-the-story-behind-the-hero/
    Last edited by DivingEngineer; 12-08-2011 at 07:28 AM. Reason: Spelling

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    Default 11 Days in Afghanistan

    Just finished watching this on Channel 10 here in Perth. Thought I'd share it with the forum. The link below only works in Australia I think.

    http://ten.com.au/watch-tv-episodes-...ovideo_p=40571

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    Is the extended version of Tour of Duty available online somewhere yet? I didn't get a chance to see it.

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    I found a ******* of it, but I don't live in Oz

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