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Inch High Guy25 Sep 2021 2:39 a.m. PST

Women Warriors 136:

chironex25 Sep 2021 4:48 a.m. PST

Please proof-read captions.
Australian naval cam is greyish rather than greenish; and we use the Tiger, not the Apache (though they seem to want them, I've never heard of one being used, unless we borrowed some in
Afghanistan like we did in Vietnam?)

14Bore25 Sep 2021 6:47 a.m. PST

Wanted the Australian woman for top Ma Deuce gunner last week, this week's IDF doesn't look happy so a odd pass on her.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2021 7:28 a.m. PST

I like a lot of them, very pretty!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2021 7:54 a.m. PST

Maybe you should have an IDF page, and then one for the rest of the ladies. Once again, IDF for the win.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2021 8:27 a.m. PST

I think the Israeli police officer and the IDF trooper on the train have appeared before.

Thanks for getting the weekend started!

Huscarle25 Sep 2021 9:32 a.m. PST

Always a good boost for the weekend grin

Inch High Guy26 Sep 2021 4:45 p.m. PST

Chironex – while I agree the RAN Auscam is in greys, the patch on the right arm is from HMAS Adelaide, so I concluded they were sailors. Does the RAN embark an Army detachment, or maybe an Army helicopter squadron?

As for the helicopter pilot on the Apache, she was an RAN helicopter pilot on an exchange tour in Afghanistan with a US Apache unit. I have amended the caption for clarity.

chironex26 Sep 2021 9:12 p.m. PST


And, I don't know if that patch is temporary or symbolises a permanent attachment, but the RAN does have some capital ships capable of carrying Army amphibious and aerial units. Adelaide, being a Landing Helicopter Dock, carries 62 Army personnel, and 3 RAAF. 8 aircraft are usually loaded, but could be joined by another 10.
Up to 110 vehicles can be loaded, along with 4 landing craft.
Trouble is, this necessitates posting personnel from all 3 services aboard the one ship, which can at times be like supporters of both sides of the State of Origin hanging around the same pub…

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2021 11:03 p.m. PST

G'day, Jeff.

Navy amphibious and amphib support ships have Ships Army Detachments (SAD- a rather loaded acronym) on them. These two soldiers are members of that detachment. The badge on top of the left sleeve will tell you who they are, as all services wear "army" cams when on operation on land. The lass in front has the "rising sun" for Army and, if they were RAN, they'd be wearing RAN hi-vis cams. RAAF has a black kangaroo and not sure about the RAN, perhaps no badge.

Chironex, she is an RAN pilot (or something to do with the RAN FAA), but she's probably just having a look. I haven't heard of any attachments, but that doesn't mean much- I don't play in the birdie space.


chironex27 Sep 2021 6:18 a.m. PST

Ok, I was just thinking maybe some of our troops were borrowing the US equipment like the M-16s in Danger Close, or the M-108s in More Bang For No Bucks.

Inch High Guy27 Sep 2021 6:45 a.m. PST

Thanks, I have revised the Adelaide caption.

The exchange programs make things complicated when trying to identify some of these photos, sorry for any errors. From a press release:

"Inspecting United States attack helicopters in the middle of a dusty airfield in Afghanistan is the last place Navy pilot Natalie Davies thought she would ply her aviation trade.

Lieutenant Davies, 24, from Ascot in Queensland, is deployed to Operation SLIPPER at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan as the aviation planning officer at Regional Command-South.

The young officer is on her first operational tour to Afghanistan and had relished the rare chance to work as part of an international team in the United States-led headquarters.

"I work as an embed in the 4th Infantry Division Headquarters for Regional Command-South probably not the kind of place I expected to be deployed as a Navy helicopter pilot," she said.

"I work as the Division Aviation Planner and on a day-to-day basis I look after and allocate rotary wing aircraft (helicopters) and a small contingent of fixed wing aircraft for both deliberate operations and sustainment moves around southern Afghanistan.

"I am one of two Australians in my section and we work with Belgians, Romanians, Georgians and the British Army as well and it's very multi-cultural."

LEUT Davies currently flies the AS350 Squirrel helicopter from 723 Squadron based at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, New South Wales.

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2021 12:58 p.m. PST

No need for apologies, Jeff, you do a great job posting the photos. They're a good reminder that not everyone is the forces is a knuckle-dragging bloke- women are doing their bit as well. Thanks for the article about her, mate.

"Borrowing" allies' equipment is an old tradition, Chironex whether by swapping gear or "other means". I think one of my slouch hats was residing in Hawaii for a long time- I've still got the poncho liner I swapped for it. We do exchange postings with the US and other forces, so the pusser lady could have been attached to fly the Apache. As I said, I don't have much to do with RAN or aviation.

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