Troopers from the Australian Defence Power (ADF) and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) charged throughout Penanjong Seashore throughout Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2022. Travelling collectively in Zodiac and Gemini small-boats launched off the coast of Brunei, the built-in groups demonstrated an amphibious assault on a ‘identified enemy place’ to ‘destroy’ a high-value goal. One of many Australian Military platoon commanders, Lieutenant Jack Carroll, spent the following couple of days within the Brunei jungle together with his group, the place the ADF personnel participated in navigation coaching led by the RBAF.

“That was once we actually benefited from their well-honed expertise and expertise within the jungle. The RBAF organised a tour to native meals markets in addition to the Capital [Bandar Seri Begawan], ending up at Maura seaside, the place the Brunei-Australia WW2 memorial is positioned. This was the right farewell after constructing such a robust connection between our groups. The RBAF had been excellent hosts and we acquired alongside so effectively throughout all ranks,” Lieutenant Carroll mentioned.


Australian Defence Power troopers return to HMAS Anzac following the joint coaching train. (Picture by Main Seaman Jarryd Capper/Australian Authorities Division of Defence)

“We built-in collectively shortly from the beginning and the extra time we had all through the jungle coaching section the extra we realised our similarities and the way a lot all of us had in widespread. Though barely totally different in some areas, we realised that our procedures are interoperable. They are often simply tailored so we are able to work with each other on a spread of mission units. The RBAF guys had been youthful than my platoon, for essentially the most half. This afforded us an awesome mentoring alternative, notably through the amphibious section. However they repaid that tenfold once we hit the jungle for the navigation section,” Lieutenant Carroll mentioned.

In the direction of the top of the train, the Australian Defence Power troopers hung out with their Royal Brunei Armed Forces colleagues in a extra relaxed social setting. This was the fourth yr the ADF had visited Brunei throughout Indo-Pacific Endeavour. Brunei is a staple participant in Australia’s flagship regional engagement exercise, which hopes to carry larger safety, inclusivity and prosperity to the area. The ADF and RBAF additionally constructed vital new skilled relationships.

Australian Defence Force Maintains Bonds with Royal Brunei Armed Forces on Indo-Pacific Endeavour
Troopers from the Australian Defence Power and Royal Brunei Armed Forces come to shore throughout a joint army train. (Picture by Main Seaman Jarryd Capper/Australian Authorities Division of Defence)