Posted on 02/11/2011

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cleanup 2

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Photo By: Corporal (CPL) Melina Mancuso

Diggers from Townsville assist in the clean up of Cardwell after Cyclone Yasi tore through the town.

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Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie, visits soldiers working in Cardwell during Operation Yasi Assist.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment and 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment were deployed into Cardwell the day after Tropical Cyclone Yasi and have been working there ever since.

The Diggers have been clearing access to critical infrastructure, making public space safe and helping people who are unable to help themselves clear their properties of debris.

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