Military

Snow camouflage

Steyr rifle & stocks

Rural surveillance

Army promotional flyer. They used pic in a 3m high poster!

Ceremonial - Anzac day, Martin Place, Sydney.

Ceremonial - Anzac day, Martin Place, Sydney.

Rural surveillance

Rural surveillance

Commando base, Mosman. Blackhawk choppers park, during airborne rappelling practice.

Ski-stocks used for stability when firing long-range shots

Digging our tents out the morning after a blizzard. Lucky it was only a light one!

Crossing a bridge after a long days skiing

Helicopter in the snow

Flying high above the clouds. Pic taken seconds after canopy deployed.

Flying around high above the clouds

RAPSL. I was first out on a sim-doors water descent. Pic taken just prior to jumping out the side of the plane, into the sea

Flying around high above the clouds

Not all soldiers love choppy seas. I waited ten mins to finally get this great shot.

In C130 Hercules. Cargo chutes for Zodiac boats. Paratroopers jump after boat, into the sea.

Special Forces boats onboard the Navy LCH

Flying around high above the clouds

Skiing Army style.

Special Forces - Mountain Warfare course.

Military climbing course, Mount Arapiles, Victoria

Jumping out of the back of a C130 Hercules

Malaysia joint forces training

Malaysia. Get to the chopper!

Army Pistol range at ASSAM with my own Glock 19

Going overseas. With duty free of course.

Flying to Malaysia in a C130 Hercules. I flew first class: A hammock strung up in the roof!

Exploded remains of a telegraph pole. How much fun is the Demolitions course!

Ice climbing a frozen waterfall on the Mountain Warfare course

Having a drink at the pub Jacksons on George

Preparing to jump with steerable canopies RAPSL

Dressed for a water decent. Fins to swim to boat .. which needs to be unpacked & inflated in the water!

Rocky landing in rough seas. Second from right: John Church (SAS) - killed in Blackhawk crash

News article on our Mountain Warfare course.

Wiring explosives to the rusty girders which used to be an old ski-lift station.

Wiring explosives to the rusty girders which used to be an old ski-lift station.

Army Special Forces tasked by NPWS to blow up an old ski lift station high in the mountains. In order to reduce danger to cross-country skiers

Hayricks in the snow. These are high explosive shaped cutting charges.

Oops. No time to change - we have a plane to jump out of!

Jumping out of the C130, to follow the boats down

Green light on. Go!

I took this photo about 3 seconds after jumping from the plane

Under canopy on a water descent.

Photo from canopy. Commandos jump into the sea

Special Forces boats onboard Navy LCH

Driving a Zodiac into the bow of Navy LCH

Boating in dry suits.

Survival training. South East Asia.


Survival training. South East Asia.

Survival training. South East Asia.

Rappelling off Syd. Harbour Bridge. Beard allowed by Army due to private security work overseas

Rappelling out of a helicopter with harnesses. When we fast rope, there are no harnesses.

PNG. Our patrol being extracted from a village.

Can you spot the two Special Forces soldiers hiding in this photo?

Skiing high in the mountains, dressed in snow camouflage.

With Police in snow

Racing a Skidoo

Skidoo fun

PNG. Team Arawa!


PNG Raskols. Wild criminal gangs roam with guns & get up to mischief!

PNG Improvised tank (Bougainville Revolutionary Army)

PNG. Our choppers in red as part of the peace mission approach.

PNG Peace Mission Chopper

PNG. Local casualty after a machete attack


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