Monthly Archives: July 2021

Mateship is key for this mighty soldier

Australian Army soldier Corporal Rhian Mears (right) from Headquarters 3rd Brigade is deployed as a command support clerk to Townsville field training area, Queensland, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021. Photo: Corporal Brandon Grey

Corporal Rhian Mears is a Command Support Clerk, footy captain, nursing student and well known around the 3rd Brigade as a small but mighty soldier, always sporting a smile. 
Enlisting into the Australian Army in 2017 at the age of 19, Rhian Mears rose to the rank of Corporal in just three short years, first posting to the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment and currently posted to 3rd Brigade Headquarters in Townsville.  

No. 32 Squadron lends support for Talisman Sabre

No. 32 Squadron pilot and Detachment Commander Flight Lieutenant Murray Turland performs pre-flight checks on a King Air before a flight in support of Exercise Talisman Sabre.

Warrnambool resident and RAAF No. 32 Squadron King Air pilot Flight Lieutenant Murray Turland is a veteran of several Defence operations at home and overseas, but Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21) is the first time he’s been given command of a detachment.