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SBLT Michael Lindo
HMA Ships Brunei and Labuan
participated in an Amphibious Task
Group exercise near Townsville from
The aim of the exercise was to
improve the amphibious efficiency
between the units taking part.
Units involved were ADV Ocean
Shield, Brunei, Labuan, the Army’s 3
Brigade and LCM8s from 35 Water
The training consisted of interop-
erability trials with Ocean Shield and
day and night beach landings at Herald
CO Brunei LCDR Kevin Whatling,
said the greatest challenge was devel-
oping procedures for rafting alongside
Ocean Shield while she remained sta-
tionary using her dynamic positioning
“The exercise was exciting and chal-
lenging in the prevailing weather condi-
tions, however, this was made easier
by the highly professional and compe-
tent crew and master of Ocean Shield,”
LCDR Whatling said.
Both LCHs were tasked with rafting
up alongside Ocean Shield to conduct
craning interoperability trials.
XO Brunei LEUT Brenton-James
Glover said the exercise provided an
excellent insight into the available capa-
bilities provided by Ocean Shield.
“Conducting the driving training and
vehicle marshalling training provided
an excellent opportunity for the LCH
crews to hone their skills and interoper-
ability with Army,” LEUT Glover said.
Brunei and Labuan also conducted
beach landings on Herald Island, allow-
ing drivers to conduct over-ramp train-
ing and vehicle marshallers from both
Navy and Army to refine their skills.
While on board, Army drivers
enjoyed the hospitality of the crews
and small comforts of the ships while
Brunei and Labuan conducted a short-
The beach landing phase was repeat-
ed as many times as possible within the
tidal window, which enabled 3 Brigade
drivers to qualify as many personnel
as possible in over-ramp operations. It
was also conducted by day and by night
using night-vision goggles.
Brunei and Labuan both celebrated
their 40th birthdays earlier this year,
demonstrating they are still versatile
workhorses training up a new genera-
tion of amphibious-minded ADF per-
sonnel while keeping the skills of exist-
ing personnel current.
triumphs TOP VIEW:
points to ADV
WORKING TOGETHER: Above, XO Brunei
LEUT Brenton-James Glover explains the rafting
approach to CPOMT Mark Flynn. Left, ABBM
Matt Godwin directs Army vehicles on to Brunei.
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