Posted on 12/31/2012

Photo taken on December 28, 2012



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Bye to 2012...

Bye to 2012...
Crew members of HMAS Toowoomba waving goodbye as they depart for the Middle East.

Senator for Western Australia Louise Pratt and Commander Surface Forces Australia (COMAUSSURFOR) Commodore Jonathan Mead, RAN, joined family and friends to farewell the crew of HMAS Toowoomba. The Anzac Class Frigate departed her home port of Fleet Base West, Western Australia, en-route to the Middle East where she will spend the next six months on deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER.

Operation SLIPPER is Australia's military contribution to the international campaign against terrorism, maritime security in the Middle East Area of Operations and countering piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

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