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HMAS Kanimbla returns to Sydney from humanitarian operations in Banda Aceh and Nias
HMAS Kanimbla returns to Sydney from humanitarian operations in Banda Aceh and Nias. Mrs Tricia Graham welcomes home her daughter, Major Sue Graham.
(Date uploaded: 30 April 2005 - 21 images)
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Welcome home ceremony for RAAF personnel returned from Op Sumatra Assist
Air crew from 36 and 37 Squadrons were part of 14 crews moving nearly 800 tonnes of humanitarian aid and 4000 passengers during Operation Sumatra Assist.
(Date uploaded: 27 April 2005 - 16 images)
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Kanimbla restores water supply of earthquake-damaged town
Captain Linda Rae from the Australian Army 2 Health Support Battalion enjoys meeting children in the earthquake-damaged town of Lahewa, on Nias island. Captain Rae and her colleagues from medical units based on HMAS Kanimbla are running daily clinics ashore for earthquake victims.
(Date uploaded: 11 April 2005 - 06 images)
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Minister for Defence visits HMAS Kanimbla and the Indonesian island of Nias
The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie, Minister for Defence Robert Hill, Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Angus Houston, and Shadow Minister for Defence and Homeland Security, Robert McClelland, receive a brief on the medical situation ashore in the town of Lahewa, on Nias.
(Date uploaded: 10 April 2005 - 20 images)
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HMAS Kanimbla continues on station off the island of Nias
A Nias islander injured in the 29 March Sumatra earthquake receives treatment in the Primary Casualty Resuscitation Facility (PCRF) on board HMAS Kanimbla.
(Date uploaded: 10 April 2005 - 14 images)
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Memorial service at HMAS Albatross
Memorial Service for HMAS KANIMBLA Flight (Shark 02), Tom Smith Oval, HMAS ALBATROSS. Chaplain Alan Asplin.
(Date uploaded: 08 April 2005 - 17 images)
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RAAF Base Richmond hold memorial service
Chaplains from Royal Australian Air Force Base Richmond hold a memorial service on 7 April for those killed in a Sea King helicopter crash in Indonesia.
(Date uploaded: 08 April 2005 - 7 images)
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HMAS Kanimbla provides humanitarian relief
Members of the Aero Medical Evacuation Team from HMAS Kanimbla, deployed to support Indonesian Government-led relief operations under Operation Sumatra Assist Phase II, provide medical treatment for residents of the town of Lahewa on the earthquake-affected island of Nias.
(Date uploaded: 08 April 2005 - 6 images)
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HMAS Kanimbla hold memorial service
The Captain of HMAS Kanimbla, Commander George McGuire, speaks at the shipboard memorial service held on Kanimbla on 5 April.
(Date uploaded: 07 April 2005 - 1 image)
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Members of HMAS Kanimbla assist in the offloading of aid supplies
Members of HMAS Kanimbla ships company and embarked forces assist Indonesian military and civilian relief workers in the offloading of humanitarian aid supplies to the township of Lahewa on the northern coast of the earthquake-affected Indonesian island of Nias
(Date uploaded: 07 April 2005 - 6 images)
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Memorial service held on HMAS Anzac
A Sunday memorial service on the flight deck of HMAS ANZAC while in the Mediterranean Sea was held in memory of the nine personnel who died in the Navy Sea King helicopter crash on the island of Nias.
(Date uploaded: 06 April 2005 - 1 image)

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Arrival of the Sea King crash victims
A ceremony which was held on the 5 April 2005 at Sydney Airport for the repatriation of nine Defence members killed in a helicopter accident on the island of Nias, Indonesia. Families of the deceased were joined by the Governor General, Major General Michael Jeffery, the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, The Prime Minister, John Howard, Chief of Defence Force, General Peter Cosgrove and the Chiefs of the Army, Navy and the Air Force.
(Date uploaded: 06 April 2005 - 16 images)

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Military ceremony in Indonesia for ADF helicopter crash victims
A ceremonial memorial was held at Sibolga airport, West Sumatra, on 4 April 2005 with the Indonesian National Defence Force providing a full military detail to honour the lives lost in the Australian helicopter crash in Nias. An Australian C-130J Hercules received the bodies of the Defence Force personnel to be flown back to Australia.
(Date uploaded: 05 April 2005 - 4 images)

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Military ceremony in Indonesia for ADF helicopter crash victims
An Indonesian honour guard presents arms as Australian and Indonesian National Defence Force pallbearers carry the coffins of RAN and RAAF members killed in the 2 April 2005 crash of a Sea King helicopter engaged in earthquake relief.
(Date uploaded: 04 April 2005 - 12 images)

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Medical evacuation of earthquake victims from the island of Nias
An Australian Aero Medical Evacuation team member helps Indonesian military colleagues load a victim of the 29 march earthquake on Nias onto an awaiting Australian C-130J Hercules aircraft for evacuation to Medan.
(Date uploaded: 03 April 2005 - 7 images)

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ADF personnel arrive onboard HMAS Kanimbla by sea king helicopter
Indonesian Liaison Officers arrive aboard HMAS Kanimbla by Sea King helicopter as the ship sails to contribute to earthquake relief under Operation Sumatra Assist Phase 2.
(Date uploaded: 02 April 2005 - 6 images)

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RAAF C-130J Hercules delivers relief supplies to Indonesia
Indonesian officials supervise the unloading of humanitarian aid supplies from an Australian C-130J Hercules at Sibolga airport, West Sumatra, Indonesia, to be transported to the people of the earthquake-affected island of Nias.
(Date uploaded: 02 April 2005 - 6 images)

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The Chief of the Indonesian National Defence Force, General Endriartono Sutarto, addresses a ceremony in Banda Aceh which farewelled the Australian Defence Force contingent engaged in joint tsunami relief operations under Operation Sumatra Assist.
(Date uploaded: 31 March 2005 - 4 images)

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Images from Operation Sumatra Assist Phase 2
Corporal Steve Edwards from 1 Air Terminal Squadron Detachment Richmond loads rations for emergency humanitarian relief in Indonesia into a Boeing 707 of 33 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force.
(Date uploaded: 31 March 2005 - 6 images)

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Images from Operation Sumatra Assist Phase 2
(L-R) Members from 2 Air Transportable Health Squadron, board a C-130J Hercules at Royal Australian Air Force Base Richmond, as part of the first element of Australian Defence Force aid heading for Indonesia.
(Date uploaded: 30 March 2005 - 9 images)

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HMAS Kanimbla personnel performing duties in Banda Aceh
Lieutenant Commander David Duggan HMAS Kanimbla's dentist, inspects his patients (Petty Officer David Rotinger) teeth as Able Seaman Dental Assistant Emma Sills takes notes.
(Date uploaded: 11 March 2005 - 12 images)

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Images of Defence personnel in Banda Aceh
HMAS Kanimbla's LEUT Jim Crosby (Nursing Officer), blasting the Army's water bladders clean at the quarantine station at Sabang. As the drawdown of Australian Defence personnel in Sumatra commences, Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have begun handing over functioning capabilities to be managed in the long term by civilian personnel and organisations.
(Date uploaded: 09 March 2005 - 6 images)

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Brigadier General Hery Adi and entourage tour HMAS Kanimbla
Brigadier General Hery Adi and entourage arrive by Sea King for a tour of HMAS Kanimbla.
(Date uploaded: 08 March 2005 - 7 images)

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Army personnel prepare to return to Australia
Sapper (SPR) William Gathercole is a Field Engineer from the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment based in Darwin. He is shown inspection procedures by Simon Anderson from the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS), Sydney.
(Date uploaded: 08 March 2005 - 9 images)

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Navy Personnel prepare to return to Australia
Chief Petty Officer Grant Leepere (of Adelaide) from JLU-W HMAS Stirling uses a water blaster to clean a generator in preparation for quarantine inspection and its return to Australia at the quarantine station at Sabang.
(Date uploaded: 07 March 2005 - 7 images)

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Medics return home
Chief of Army LTGEN Peter Leahy and Commander LSF, BRIG Michael Kehoe joined families at Sydney International Airport to welcome back personnel from OP Sumatra Assist.

(Date uploaded: 07 March 2005 - 5 images)

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(l+r) Flight Lieutenant Nick McCowen, and Squadron Leader Charlie Siedentopf fly passengers from Sabang to Aceh in a C-130.

(Date uploaded: 07 March 2005 - 7 images)

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Farewell Parade
1st Combat Engineer Regiment (1CER) hold a farewell parade for the locals in Banda Aceh prior to their return to Australia.

(Date uploaded: 07 March 2005 - 8 images)

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Replenishment at sea on Operation Sumatra Assist
Shark 20, a Sea King from 817 Squadron deployed to HMAS Kanimbla, transfers stores from USNS Tippecanoe during a vertical replenishment.
(Date uploaded: 04 March 2005 - 8 images)
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Handover of rebuilt and functional fire truck and rebuilding in Aceh
Members from Operational Support Squadron (OSS) handover a rebuilt and functional fire truck that was ruined in the Boxing Day Tsunami to Aceh City Council. Major Tim Reynolds, OC OSS, is presented with an engraved antique fire hose nozzle by Drs. M. Kamil Yunus, Secretary of Banda Aceh Municipality, in appreciation for their hard work.
(Date uploaded: 03 March 2005 - 11 images)
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Rear Admiral Rowan Moffit, Maritime Commander, tours Banda Aceh
Rear Admiral Rowan Moffit, Maritime Commander, is given a tour of Banda Aceh and shown the work done by 1st Combat Engineer Regiment (1CER) by LTCOL Ian Cumming, CO 1CER.
(Date uploaded: 03 March 2005 - 14 images)
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Personnel Return from Operation Sumatra Assist
Royal Australian Air Force Boeing 707 arrives at Darwin, transporting 104 personnel from Butterworth after conducting Operation Sumatra Assist duties.
(Date uploaded: 02 March 2005 - 6 images)
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Force Extraction Team begin cleaning stores and equipment
Corporal Ian Chattin from Beenleigh, Queensland is a member of 10 Force Support Battalion (FSB) and is part of the Force Extraction Team (FET) based at Sabang Port in Palauweh Island.
(Date uploaded: 28 February 2005 - 6 images)
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Air Traffic Control (ATC) hand-over cermony
Members of 44Wing, FLTLT Andrew Chapman, FLTLT Greg Owens, SQNLDR Phil Owen and FLTLT Shaun Nelson stand with Mr Novaro Martodihardjo, Mr Wahyu Indragono and Mr Dharmansyah T. during the Air Traffic Control (ATC) hand-over ceremony.
(Date uploaded: 28 February 2005 -7 images)
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Boat recovery in Banda Aceh
Craftsman Andrew Wild, a recovery mechanic from the Australian Army 1st Combat Services Support Battalion, currently attached to the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment, assists with the removal of a fishing boat in Banda Aceh.
(Date uploaded: 25 February 2005 - 8 images)
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General Cosgrove visits Aceh
Australia's Chief of Defence Force, General Peter Cosgrove, during his visit on 22 February to troops in Banda Aceh.
(Date uploaded: 23 February 2005 - 18 images)
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Banda Aceh ANZAC Field Hospital facility handover
The Director of the Banda Aceh Public Hospital, Dr Rus Munandar, receives a presentation from Lieutenant Colonel Georgeina Whelan to mark the handover to Indonesian management of facilities of the ANZAC Field Hospital.
(Date uploaded: 21 February 2005 - 30 images)
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2nd Health Support Battalion fight mosquito outbreak
Captain Mick Kent from the 2nd Health Support Battalion (Brisbane) uses a Thermal Fogging Machine to control mosquitoes which spread dengue fever in a Banda Aceh local community.
(Date uploaded: 18 February 2005 - 9 images)
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1st Combat Engineer Regiment assisting on Operation Sumatra
Sapper Dave Duckett from the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment (Darwin) cleans out a sullage filled drain at the Banda Aceh Public Hospital.
(Date uploaded: 18 February 2005 - 6 images)
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Imagery from HMAS Kanimbla on Operation Sumatra
Corporal Troy Decker in the medical centre of HMAS Kanimbla during Operation Sumatra Assist.
(Date uploaded: 17 February 2005 - 3 images)
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5 Aviation Regiment Iroquois helicopters deliver humanitarian assitance to Lhong in the province of Aceh
Australian Army Iroquois helicopters and personnel on their last humanitarian aid mission in the village of Lhong, in Indonesia's Aceh Province, during Operation Sumatra Assist.
(Date uploaded: 17 February 2005 - 7 images)
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Australian Iroquois helicopters fly final mission on Operation Sumatra
Australian Army Iroquois helicopters fly over the coast near Banda Aceh on their last humanitarian aid mission during Operation Sumatra Assist.
(Date uploaded: 17 February 2005 - 8 images)
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Aerial photographs of Banda Aceh being cleared
Aerial photograph of Banda Aceh, showing areas still being cleared after the Boxing Day tsunami, and vehicles moving humanitarian aid supplies.
(Date uploaded: 17 February 2005 - 7 images)
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Banda Aceh Public Hospital thanks ANZAC medical staff
An Indonesian nurse embraces Lance Corporal Heidi Turnbull from the 1st Health Support Battalion (Sydney) to say thank you for the efforts of all the ANZAC medical staff as the Infectious Diseases Ward is handed back to the Banda Aceh Public Hospital.
(Date uploaded: 15 February 2005 - 5 images)
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Captain Greg Brown
Captain Greg Brown is a nurse with the 1st Health Support Battalion (Sydney). Captain Brown is deployed on Operation Sumatra Assist and has been an integral part of the ANZAC Hospital in tsunami ravaged Banda Aceh.
(Date uploaded: 15 February 2005 - 6 images)
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Working Divers from the Australian Army 1st Combat Engineering Regiment (Darwin), pose for a group photo with Mr Sofyan bin Auzib (holding wheel), the owner of the boat, Bintang Purnama, which was refloated and recovered by the divers and engineers at Meulaboh, in Indonesia's Aceh Province.
(Date uploaded: 14 February 2005 - 3 images)
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Members of the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment (Darwin) teach the local children how to play AFL prior to a game of soccer between a local Banda Aceh team and the engineers.
(Date uploaded: 11 February 2005 - 6 images)
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USNHS Mercy, American hospital ship, off the coast of Banda Aceh during Operation Sumatra Assist.
(Date uploaded: 10 February 2005 - 2 images)
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Sapper Dave Duckett from the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment (Darwin) refills a water purification bladder in Banda Aceh.
(Date uploaded: 08 February 2005 - 4 images)
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Hand over of water purification point to Indonesian Red Cross
(L-R) Lieutenant Colonel Ian Cumming, Commanding Officer of the Australian Engineers in Banda Aceh hands over the water purification point to Mr Bustari, Chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross Aceh Chapter.
(Date uploaded: 08 February 2005 - 3 images)
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An Australian UH-1H Iroquois from the 5th Aviation Regiment conducts a humanitarian aid distribution flight to the isolated people of Banda Aceh.
(Date uploaded: 07 February 2005 - 19 images)
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RAAF and Medical staff testimonials from Banda Aceh
Able Seaman (ABMED) Judy Robinson in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) checking heart monitoring equipment. Judy Robinson is about to go ashore in Banda Aceh and doesn't know what to expect.
(Date uploaded: 07 February 2005 - 5 images)
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ADF support at Banda Aceh airport
The temporary control tower at Banda Aceh airport was given to Indonesia by the Singapore Military. Royal Australian Air force Air Traffic Controllers and Civilian Indonesian controllers work side by side to oversee the movements of aircraft at Banda Aceh airport.
(Date uploaded: 04 February 2005 - 15 images)
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Prime Minister visits Banda Aceh
The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, is introduced by ANZAC Hospital commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Georgeina Whelan to Chaplain Don Kaus, of the Australian Army 1st Health Support Battalion, at the hospital in Banda Aceh.
(Date uploaded: 03 February 2005 - 12 images)
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Prime Minister visits Banda Aceh
The Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, was met on arrival in Banda Aceh by the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare, Dr Alwi Shihab, and the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Hassan Wirayuda (here introducing Mr Howard to senior Indonesian military officers).
(Date uploaded: 02 February 2005 - 4 images)
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Replenishment at sea with USNS Tippecanoe Sea King conducts vertical replenishment of perishable goods during the replenishment at sea (RAS).
(Date uploaded: 02 February 2005 - 9 images)
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Australian Chief of Air Force Air Marshal, Angus Houston visits Banda Aceh
Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Air Force Air Chief Marshal Chappy Hakim steps off an Indonesian Air Force 737 aircraft with Australian Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Angus Houston at Banda Aceh airport.
(Date uploaded: 01 February 2005 - 6 images)
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ADF Medical personnel provide relief in Banda Aceh
(L-R) Lance Corporal Donna Firth, Captain Anthony Chambers and Lieutenant Colonel Charles New from the 1st Health Support Battalion Sydney operate on the leg of a local patient at the ANZAC Hospital who was injured in the Tsunami in Banda Aceh.
(Date uploaded: 31 January 2005 - 12 images)
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Chief of Air Force visits Medan, Indonesia
Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Air Force Air Chief Marshal Chappy Hakim talks with the Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Angus Houston AO, AFC after his arrival in Medan, Indonesia.
(Date uploaded: 31 January 2005 - 4 images)
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324 Combat Support Squadron and the Force Support Element Butterworth tirelessly assist with rebuilding Banda Aceh
Corporal Geoff Haynes (left) and Craftsman Troy Maskell fit a main rotor head to a UH-1H Helicopter of A Squadron, 5th Aviation Regiment, Australian Army, at Banda Aceh airport.
(Date uploaded: 31 January 2005 - 46 images)
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ADF Engineering and Medical assistance in Banda Aceh
Lieutenant Commander Malcolm Ralston from HMAS Kanimbla uses a sledgehammer to break up debris blocking a drain in Banda Aceh.
(Date uploaded: 28 January 2005 - 21 images)
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C-130H Hercules aircraft and crew on Operation Sumatra Assist
(L-R) Flight Lieutenant Matthew Nunn and Flight Lieutenant Wayne Baylis in the cockpit of an Australian Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft transiting to Banda Aceh airport with much needed aid for the local population.
(Date uploaded: 27 January 2005 - 6 images)
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Personnel deployed on Operation Sumatra Assist
Squadron Leader Phil Owen is the Senior Air Traffic Control Officer for the Australian air traffic control detachment at Banda Aceh Airport. He is seen here in the Singaporean Defence Force mobile control tower, directing an aircraft on final approach to the airport.
(Date uploaded: 25 January 2005 - 3 images)
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Personnel deployed on Operation Sumatra Assist
Australian Army Marine Specialist Corps personnel in a Landing Craft Medium (LCM8) off Banda Aceh, Indonesia, approach HMAS Kanimbla for a docking procedure called "a stern door marriage".
(Date uploaded: 24 January 2005 - 25 images)
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Personnel deployed on Operation Sumatra Assist
Flight Lieutenant Shaun Nelson from the Royal Australian Air Force School of Air Traffic Control, 49 Wing Detachment, helps a member of the Indonesian military load an Australian Iroquois helicopter with much needed aid for distribution.
(Date uploaded: 24 January 2005 - 10 images)
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The Commander of the Indonesian Navy West Fleet, Rear Admiral Didik Heru Purnomo (second from left), on 16 January 2005 visited HMAS Kanimbla, on station at Banda Aceh, Indonesia, to support tsunami relief and reconstruction.
(Date uploaded: 21 January 2005 - 1 image)
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Lieutenant Commander Matthew Bradley helps locals unload an Australian Navy Sea King helicopter (Shark 21) which carried relief supplies of rice, water and tents to the isolated village of Aluebata, Aceh Province, 145 kilometres down the coast from Banda Aceh.
(Date uploaded: 21 January 2005 - 5 images)
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View across the flight deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln, from the back door of an Australian Navy Sea King helicopter on tsunami relief operations in Indonesia.
(Date uploaded: 21 January 2005 - 7 images)
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An Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft lands at Banda Aceh Airport and is directed to its loading point by a member of the Indonesian military.
(Date uploaded: 21 January 2005 - 7 images)
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Shadow Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Kevin Rudd MP visits Banda Aceh
Shadow Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Kevin Rudd MP, is met by Indonesian Government official Mr Wahyudi at Banda Aceh Airport.
(Date uploaded: 21 January 2005 - 1 image)
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A Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft lands with humanitarian relief aid cargo at Banda Aceh Airport, Indonesia.
(Date uploaded: 20 January 2005 - 11 images)
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A large recovery vehicle from the Australian Army 1st Combat Engineer Regiment removes one of many boats left wrecked by the Boxing Day tsunami in the streets around Banda Aceh. Some have come to rest kilometres from where they were moored. The one pictured was washed onto a city bridge.
(Date uploaded: 19 January 2005 - 16 images)
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Major General Bambang Darmono visits HMAS Kanimbla
Major General Bambang Darmono, the commander of the Indonesian Government disaster relief operation in Aceh Province is welcomed onboard HMAS Kanimbla by the ships commanding officer, Commander Steve Woodall (right) and the Commander Maritime Task Group, Captain Peter Leschen.
(Date uploaded: 18 January 2005 - 1 image)
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Minister for Defence visits Banda Aceh
Australian Defence Minister, Senator Robert Hill, waves goodbye to local children as he prepares to leave Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
(Date uploaded: 18 January 2005 - 2 images)
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Minister for Defence Senator Robert Hill visits ADF personnel in Banda Aceh
Major General Bambang Darmono, the commander of the Indonesian Government disaster relief operation in Aceh Province, and the Australian Minister for Defence, Senator Robert Hill visited Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to Banda Aceh as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to international humanitarian aid relief following the Boxing Day tsunami.
(Date uploaded: 17 January 2005 - 5 images)
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Private David Jones from the Australian Army 1st Health Support Battalion, Sydney, checks on the health of an Indonesian woman patient in Banda Aceh hospital.
(Date uploaded: 17 January 2005 - 8 images)
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Medical personnel of the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces staffing the Anzac Field Hospital in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, observe a minute's silence on Sunday 16 January for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami.
(Date uploaded: 16 January 2005 - 3 images)
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An Australian Army heavy lift crane transported on HMAS Kanimbla to support tsunami relief and reconstruction in Indonesia drives off a landing craft at Banda Aceh.
(Date uploaded: 16 January 2005 - 11 images)
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Australian Army Engineers prepare to lay portable track over a beach landing site to enable heavy equipment to move over soft ground.
(Date uploaded: 15 January 2005 - 31 images)
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Commander Joint Task Force (CJTF) Brigadier David Chalmers AM, CSC, ADC (right rear), and Lieutenant Colonel Jaka Santosa of the Indonesian Air Force, talk to troops from 1 Combat Engineering Regiment (1CER) having breakfast on HMAS Kanimbla before going ashore in Banda Aceh to support tsunami relief and reconstruction operations.
(Date uploaded: 14 January 2005 - 11 images)
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A Sea King helicopter from HMAS Kanimbla transports an underslung load from ship to shore in Banda Aceh harbour.
(Date uploaded: 14 January 2005 - 9 images)
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Personnel from the Primary Casualty Reception Facility (PCRF), on amphibious transport ship HMAS Kanimbla, practice tending to a casualty during an exercise en route to support tsunami relief operations in Indonesia.
(Date uploaded: 13 January 2005 - 8 images)
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(L-R) Private Alex Shain and Private Hye Carr, who are both from the 1st Health Support Battalion, Sydney, remove excess mud from the Anzac Field Hospital in Banda Aceh.
(Date uploaded: 13 January 2005 - 14 images)
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(L-R) Captain Greg Brown and Private Adam James, both from the 1st Health Support Battalion, Sydney, dress the leg wound of a patient in the Indonesian military hospital in Banda Aceh.
(Date uploaded: 12 January 2005 - 15 images)
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C-130H Hercules, Melbourne Cricket Ground Flyover
C-130H Hercules of 36 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Richmond, NSW, flying over the Melbourne Cricket Ground during a tea break of the tsunami relief charity cricket match between Asia and the Rest Of The World.
(Date uploaded: 10 January 2005 - 3 images)
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HMAS Kanimbla's complement increases
Vehicles of the Australian Army 1st Combat Engineering Regiment, based in Darwin, Australia, pack the hangar of the transport ship HMAS Kanimbla, en route to provide tsunami relief assistance in Indonesia.
(Date uploaded: 10 January 2005 - 4 images)
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Australian Defence Force supplies purified water in Banda Aceh
Private Chris Bone from Darwin hands out fresh water made from the water purification plant to the local people of Banda Aceh.
(Date uploaded: 11 January 2005 - 8 images)
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Lieutenant Colonel Georgeina Whelan
Lieutenant Colonel Georgeina Whelan, Commanding Officer of the Australian Army's 1st Health Support Battalion, at the Anzac Field Hospital, Banda Aceh, of which she is also the Commanding Officer. Georgeina is married and has four children aged two to 10 years old. She lives in Sydney, NSW.
(Date uploaded: 10 January 2005 - 1 image)
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HMAS Kanimbla deployed on Operation Sumatra Assist
HMAS Kanimbla at sea on her way from Darwin, Australia, to Indonesia to support tsunami disaster relief operations on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The deployment of Kanimbla is part of the Australian Government programme of assistance to Indonesian Government tsunami disaster relief activities under Operation Sumatra Assist.
(Date uploaded: 10 January 2005 - 18 images)
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Defence Minister, Senator Robert Hill visits personnel deployed on Operation Sumatra Assist
Minister for Defence Robert Hill (centre) and the Governor of Indonesia's North Sumatra Province, Tengku Rizal Nurdin (centre left), are surrounded by Indonesian media while visiting the Australian Joint Task Force Headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra, today.
(Date uploaded: 08 January 2005 - 3 images)
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Defence Minister, Senator Robert Hill visits HMAS Kanimbla in Darwin
Defence Minister, Senator Robert Hill, addresses the crew of HMAS Kanimbla prior to the ship deploying on Operation Sumatra Assist whilst in Darwin harbour.
(Date uploaded: 07 January 2005 - 13 images)
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People in Banda Aceh queue for fresh water produced and issued by Australian Army personnel. The water purification plant operated by ADF personnel in Banda Aceh is the only source of potable water in the city.
(Date uploaded: 07 January 2005 - 4 images)
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Colin Powell sees first hand the work of Australian Medical Teams in Sumatra
The US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, speaks with an Indonesian patient under care of the Australian Defence Force Aero Medical Evacuation (AME) team in tsunami-ravaged Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
(Date uploaded: 05 January 2005 - 1 image)
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Major General Bambang Darmono (left), the commander of the Indonesian Government tsunami relief programme in Aceh Province, and the incoming Australian joint task force commander, Brigadier David Chalmers, discuss the Australian contribution to the tsunami relief effort.
(Date uploaded: 05 January 2005 - 10 images)
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An Australian Army Iroquois helicopter arrives at Banda Aceh airport, landing near a Singapore Air Force C-130.
(Date uploaded: 05 January 2005 - 20 images)
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HMAS Kanimbla
Commanding Officer, Commander Steve Woodall, Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Viktor Pilicic, and Navigator Lieutenant Anita Sellick take HMAS Kanimbla out of Sydney harbour.
(Date uploaded: 05 January 2005 - 15 images)
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The task of cleaning up Banda Aceh has begun but workers face a huge task.
(Date uploaded: 04 January 2005 - 7 images)
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Portrait of Brigadier D.H. Chalmers, AM, CSC, ADC
Official Portrait Brigadier D.H. Chalmers, AM, CSC, ADC.
(Date uploaded: 04 January 2005 - 1 image)
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Lieutenant Daniel Moore of the ADF and Sergeant Endri of the Indonesian Armed Forces discuss medical treatment with an injured patient in Banda Aceh, assisted by an interpreter (right, wearing hat).
(Date uploaded: 04 January 2005 - 9 images)
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Engineers of the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force monitor the newly installed water purification plant filling tanks with clean water at the Banda Aceh potable water issuing point.
(Date uploaded: 03 January 2005 - 10 images)
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Australian Army medical personnel Lieutenant Kate Almond and Captain Mark Hanley treat the hand injury of an Indonesian patient, who was injured by the tsunami on Boxing Day 2004.
(Date uploaded: 03 January 2005 - 8 images)
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Operation Tsunami Assist
A Royal Australian Air Force load master, Sergeant Brett Louis, begins his pre-flight checks under the wings of a C-130J Hercules, protecting him from the wet conditions at Medan International Airport.
(Date uploaded: 02 January 2005 - 10 images)
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Operation Tsunami Assist
Australian Steven Stewart from the Indonesian island of Asu was hit by a vehicle while he was on his way back to town from organising a planeload of aid. Mr Stewart suffered a lacerated nose, and fractured arm. Mr Stewart spoke with Medical Evacuation officer Wing Commander Geoffrey Robinson in a hospital in Medan about returning to Australia.
(Date uploaded: 31 December 2004 - 5 images)
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Operation Tsunami Assist
Sergeant Errol Taylor loads a C-130J Hercules with urgently needed supplies of rice and fuel.
(Date uploaded: 31 December 2004 - 7 images)
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Operation Tsunami Assist
Internally Displaced Persons onboard a Royal Australian Air Force C-130 Hercules. Two Australian Defence Force (ADF) C-130 Hercules landed in devastated Banda Aceh, the worst affected city on the northwest coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, delivering urgent humanitarian aid on December 29, 2004. Two Royal Australian Air Force C-130 Hercules picked up more than 100 internally displaced persons (IDP) and flew them to Medan.
(Date uploaded: 30 December 2004 - 14 images)
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Operation Tsunami Assist
Wing Commander Greg Norman is met by Customs Indonesia Officer Mr Sutrusdo at Medan International Airport after the first Royal Australian Air Force C-130 Hercules landed with emergency aid on board.
(Date uploaded: 29 December 2004 - 3 images)
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Operation Tsunami Assist
LACW Philips of Air Movements Section, RAAF Base Richmond, unloads humanitarian aid supplies in preparation for loading on RAAF C-130 Hercules aircraft as part of Australia's response to the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.
(Date uploaded: 28 December 2004 - 3 images)
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Video

Memorial service held on HMAS Kanimbla
11 April 2005
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Minister for Defence Robert Hill and Chiefs of Navy and Air Force visit personnel on Nias, and
Medical teams treating earthquake victims on Nias.
11 April 2005
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Air bridge operations by RAAF
C-130 Hercules between earthquake-affected areas and Jakarta provide humanitarian relief
03 April 2005
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Medical and liaison personnel arrive on board HMAS Kanimbla as the ship sails to earthquake affected areas.
03 April 2005
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Aid arrives at Sibolga onboard RAAF C-130 Hercules.
03 April 2005
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HMAS Kanimbla leaves Singapore for Indonesia. Commanding Officer of Kanimbla gives overview of tasking.
31 March 2005
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Sea King aid distribution
Sabang, Indonesia.
21 January 2005
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Shadow Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Kevin Rudd MP arrives in Aceh.
21 January 2005
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Army engineers at work.
19 January 2005
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Minister for Defence, Senator Robert Hill arrives in Aceh.
18 January 2005
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1 minute silence - ANZAC hospital memorial service and on board HMAS Kanimbla.
17 January 2005
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Heavy vehicles disembarking and engineers from 1CER repair main route/road for equipment from HMAS Kanimbla.
17 January 2005
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ANZAC Hospital in Banda Aceh.
15 January 2005
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Navy Hydrographers in Banda Aceh.
15 January 2005
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Landing Craft Medium (LCM8) leaves HMAS Kanimbla.
15 January 2005
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HMAS Kanimbla arrives in Aceh.
14 January 2005
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HMAS Kanimbla passes Medan.
13 January 2005
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HMAS Kanimbla in transit.
12 January 2005
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Army water purification unit.
12 January 2005
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HMAS Kanimbla in transit.
11 January 2005
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Minister for Defence, Robert Hill at a press conference in Medan.
08 January 2005
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Minister for Defence, Robert Hill arrives in Medan.
08 January 2005
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HMAS Kanimbla loading supplies and personnel in Darwin.
07 January 2005
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Australian Engineering Detachment repairing an Indonesian water truck.
07 January 2005
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Australian Engineering Detachment recovering an Indonesian water truck.
06 January 2005
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Aeromedics Hueys arrive.
05 January 2005
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Australian medics treat patients.
04 January 2005
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Army water purification plant arrives in Aceh.
31 December 2004
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C-130 unloading relief supplies in Aceh.
31 December 2004
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C-130 Landing in Aceh.
31 December 2004
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C-130 loading relief supplies in Medan Sumatra.
31 December 2004
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C-130 uplifting displaced people from Aceh.
29 December 2004
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C-130 Distributing aid in Aceh.
29 December 2004
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C-130 flies over destruction in Aceh.
29 December 2004
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C-130 Arrives in Medan Sumatra.
29 December 2004
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