Monthly Archives: February 2021

Sailor a testament to Defence values

Former Chief Petty Officer Danny Joyce is awarded the Australian Service Medal at Anzac Park in Rockingham, Western Australia.

Operation Bursa was only really known by those engaged in it at the time – the secretive counter-terrorist operation raised to recapture any of the strategically important oil rigs in Bass Strait if taken by terrorists.
The Fleet Air Arm Wessex and Sea King helicopters of HC (Helicopter Composite) 723 Squadron, HU (Helicopter Utility) 816 Squadron, and HS (Helicopter Anti-Submarine) 817 Squadron, and their aircrew, maintainers and support staff were involved in providing the capability for inserting the airborne component of the Special Air Service Regiment/Clearance Diving Team Tactical Action Group from August 1980 to December 1989.