Thursday, September 15, 2011

Land Rover

The river bed at Moolooo Downs proves to be softer than expected when the land rover was bogged during a treck across the terrain. The Australian Army Band Perth (AAAB-P), in conjunction with the Joint Logistics Unit-West (JLU-W) conducted Exercise GASCOYNE ASSIST over the period 17-25 July 2011. The activity involved the provision of assistance involving flood recovery operations personnel in the Gascoyne Region with a focus on MOOLOO Downs. The assistance provided by both Navy and Army consisted of fence construction, cattle yard construction, cleaning/removal of mud from outbuildings, general clean up and asset/material recovery from the flood plains. MOOLOO Downs was one of the worst affected stations, after the flood of December 2010, succumbing to a meter of water in all buildings, the first time the water has been recorded breaking the banks of the creek in over 100 years. MOOLOO Downs has had no government or voluntary recovery assistance to date. (Photo: Australia DoD)

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