Having listened to his grandfather’s wartime tales of survival as a child, Squadron Leader Simon Longley now leads the unit responsible for teaching survivability to ADF aircrew.
For courage shown by the only RAAF prisoner of war (POW) who was on the infamous Sandakan death march 76 years ago, the late Warrant Officer John Kinder has been honoured by the school that teaches survivability to ADF aircrew.
After 40 years of service, Flight Lieutenant Bruce Lowth was presented with his Federation Star, the fifth clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal, at a ceremony at the Combat Survival Training School on October 1.
Knowing where to find bush tucker and how to prepare it are among the core skills being taught to students at the Combat Survival Training School at RAAF Base Townsville.
Warrant Officer Shane Grist is well on his way to his goal of 100 donations to Australian Red Cross Lifeblood.
The crocodile and boomerang at the centre of the Combat Survival Training School (CSTS) crest at RAAF Base Townsville has taken on new meaning for staff and visitors.
Townsville based Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Clive Keam is drawing on skills as a former commando to train air crews on how to survive in hostile territories in the Middle East.