departed Sydney for a deployment to the Solomon Islands
Ormoc BayTyphoon Haiyan relief operations
A40-017 on board
ordered to the Philippines from the Solomon islands on 13 Nov, following Typhoon Haiyan, for humanitarian support. An Army Recovery Support Force (drawn principally from 3rd Combat Engineer Regt) and a naval MRH-90 embarked. Operated around Ormoc Bay and the Visayan archipelago, departed on 9 Dec and returned via Townsville to disembark the Engineers on 18 Dec. Returned to Sydney 20 Dec.