Tag Archives: Operation Bushfire Assist

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.

Reservist pays tribute to employer

Lance Corporal Craig Luchetta on Operation Victoria Bushfire Assist in 2009 when he was a private. Photo: Warrant Officer Class Two Graham McBean

Hailing from Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Lance Corporal Craig Luchetta was inspired to join the Army Reserve in 2006 after meeting a friend at the Army Recruit Training Centre at Kapooka, NSW.