Tag Archives: 3rd Brigade

Exchange exercise strengthens partnership

Australian Army Private Ryan Robertson conducts weapon training on the 84mm Carl Gustav with Papua New Guinea Defence Force Corporal Shaun Bereda during Exercise Kumul Exchange 21 at the Townsville Field Training Area. Photo: Corporal Brandon Grey

An annual integration exercise was completed in Townsville this month, with Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) soldiers waving goodbye to Lavarack Barracks after two months of training with the 3rd Brigade.

Prepared for high-risk weather season

Lieutenant Misty Evans, of the 31st/42nd Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment, briefs Queensland Polica and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service personnel on ADF search activity. Photo: Warrant Officer Class 2 Neil Ruskin

Days before an exercise to test their search-and-rescue skills, soldiers from the 31st/42nd Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment (31/42RQR), found themselves on an urgent community-aid task, assisting police and SES to search for a missing Queensland man near Mackay.