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Application for Relocation (AFR)?
Toll Transitions Case Managers are standing by to help.
It is important to complete your relocation documentation
as soon as possible, especially if you are relocating
during the peak posting period and your preferred
moving dates are to be met.
You must include your preferred dates on your
AFR, as until we have actual dates we cannot start
Complete your AFR online now at www.tolltransitions.
com/defence and your Case Manager will contact you
to get things moving.
If you have any immediate questions or concerns,
please contact us on 1800 819 167.
Toll Transitions wishes all ADF mem
and their families a Merry Christma
Happy New Year.
The posting season is here!
Don't stress out
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you all the way.
Help us raise vital
funds for Legacy.
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*Valet Unpack Service includes:
Furniture arranged in each room,
beds made, goods unpacked and
put away in cupboards, bench tops
wiped down, cartons fully emptied
and collapsed ready for collection
Legacy will receive $1
for each Application For
Relocation (AFR) entered
online via Toll Transitions'
website from 1st July to 31st
December 2012. Our aim is to
raise more than $10,000 in the
coming peak posting period.
In addition to helping Legacy,
you will also go into a
monthly draw* for a Valet
December 6, 2012
IF YOU want to expand your knowledge
these Christmas holidays, the Service
newspapers are giving away these excit-
Two copies of each title are up for
grabs. To enter, email your name and
mailing address to competitions@
defencenews.gov.au by December 13.
Mossad, The Greatest Missions of the
Israeli Secret Service
(Vintage Books) by Michael Bar-Zohar
and Nissim Mishal
-- The secrets behind Mossad, the
world's most respected and hidden
secret service organisation.
K9 Cops, Police dogs of the world
(BSP) by Nigel Allsop
come early with
Beaten Down By Blood, the Battle of
Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918
(BSP) by Michele Bomford
-- Explores the relationship between
myth and history and the
significance of the Anzac legend.
Battle Scarred, the 47th Battalion in
the First World War
(BSP) by Craig Deayton
The Changi Camera, a unique record
of Changi and the Thai-Burma Railway
(Hachette) by Tim Bowden
-- George Aspinall managed to take
photos, process them and so
preserve for later generations the
reality of incarceration.
The Architect of Kokoda, Bert Kienzle
The man who made the Kokoda Trail
Hachette) by Robin Kienzle
acific 360°, Australia's battle to
urvival in World War II
Hachette) by Roland Perry
-- An account of Australia's
Pacific War and our struggle for
survival -- from the home front
to the battlefields, and from
mobilising every resource to
defeat the Japanese to standing
up for our rights against
Churchill and Roosevelt.
One False Move, The Australian
mine defusers in World War II
(Hachette) by Robert Macklin
The price of valour, The triumph
and tragedy of a Gallipoli hero,
Hugo Throssell, V.C.
(Pan MacMillan) by John
MORE than 800 uniformed personn
turned out for Ceremonial Division
when HMAS Albatross celebrate
Navy Week on November 2.
Commander Australian Fle
RADM Tim Barrett was on famili
ground as reviewing officer, having
attended school in the local area and
having held significant command posi-
tions at Albatross.
Addressing the ship's company,
RADM Barrett said he was particu-
larly impressed with the turn out and
"It is tangible evidence of the pro-
fessionalism and the commitment you
have made to service life," he said.
"These are characteristics I have
come to expect from Albatross over
my long association with the base and
you have met and exceeded that expec-
Base CO CAPT Gordon Andrew
told personnel it was a time of great
change for Albatross.
"This year Albatross has started a
major five-year development which
will see the base transformed," CAPT
"The construction of new accom-
modation for 170 people is well under
way and due to be opened and occu-
pied in 2013 and the facilities for the
Romeo helicopter and its two associat-
Pride and ceremony
ed squadrons will be another substan-
tial change for the base and a major
step in its evolution."
CAPT Andrew thanked representa-
tives from the Shoalhaven community
and veterans associations.
"Albatross does not exist in isola-
tion," he said.
"We are very much a part of the
"It is an important relationship and
we will continue to work in, and with,
the Shoalhaven community for the
mutual benefit of all."
to SMN Shaun
Bell (above) while
Photos: LSIS Yuri
Work on Choules
THE defective propulsion
transformer on HMAS Choules
has been replaced. All remaining
transformers have been inspected
and similar signs of premature
ageing have been found. This
ageing is within operational
limitations. The decision has been
made to replace Choules' remaining
four transformers before the ship
returns to sea in April. The cost
of the replacement is expected
to be about $10 million and the
replacement transformers are under
construction. HMAS To b r u k and
ADV Ocean Shield will provide any
humanitarian assistance or disaster
relief response required over the
period that Choules is unavailable.
New sub contract
THALES has been awarded a $22.2
million contract to update sonar
equipment for Navy's Collins- class
submarines. The contract will
involve replacing electronic compo-
nents to improve reliability and help
to reduce space, weight and power
requirements. Defence Materiel
Minister Jason Clare said the major-
ity of specialist engineering and
logistics work would be performed
in the Thales facility at Rydalmere,
NSW. "The sonar system on the
Collins-class submarines uses
acoustic signals to safely navigate
and operate effectively under water,"
Mr Clare said. "The updating of this
equipment is key to ensuring our
Collins-class submarines remain
operationally capable and reliable."
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