The Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, has visited HMAS Choules for the first time, while in the Northern Territory during, Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.
Chief Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, who accompanied the Prime Minister, said the visit provided Mr Abbott with an opportunity to witness firsthand Choules’ amphibious capabilities.
Vice Admiral Johnston said:
This was a great chance to show the Prime Minister HMAS Choules performing in a realistic operational environment by taking on a central role in the Australian Defence Force’s amphibious contribution to the exercise.
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