ADF

After a request from the ACT on the 13th of January, Royal Australian Navy deployed 4 choppers from HMAS Albatross on the 14th of January; their tasking included water bombing and fire spotting, they were committed continuously for 13 days

The RAAF deployed fire tenders from 26 Squadron as well as water and refuelling tankers.


Graders cut firebreaks


Graders cut firebreaks around pine forest and a swamp in the Namadgi National Park.
Photograph Corporal Belinda Mepham, Army newspaper, Department of Defence


Fording the new Cotter Bypass


Fording the new Cotter Bypass. 17CER.
Photograph Corporal Belinda Mepham, Army newspaper, Department of Defence


constructing a crossing over Cotter river


After the firestorm, a small group of engineers from 17 Construction Squadron took on the job of constructing a crossing over the Cotter River to temporarily replace a badly damaged bridge. The task was completed in a day and a half, re-establishing road access to settlements and the national park.

Photograph Corporal Belinda Mepham, Army newspaper, Department of Defence

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Last updated 4 November 2014