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Title: Aussies Killed In Rescue Mission
Post by: tomahawk6 on April 02, 2005, 20:28:14

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,12740860%255E601,00.html

My condolences to the families of Australia's finest.





You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.

(Paul F. Crickmore -test pilot)
Title: Re: Aussies Killed In Rescue Mission
Post by: Slim on April 02, 2005, 20:31:36
Rest in peace  :salute:
Title: Re: Aussies Killed In Rescue Mission
Post by: InterestedParty on April 02, 2005, 20:34:00
Rest in peace,  :salute:
Title: Re: Aussies Killed In Rescue Mission
Post by: kas on April 02, 2005, 22:21:30
My condolences to the families.  :salute:
Title: Re: Aussies Killed In Rescue Mission
Post by: Sigs Guy on April 03, 2005, 03:15:21
Condolences to the bravest of the brave :salute:
Title: Re: Aussies Killed In Rescue Mission
Post by: Michael Dorosh on April 03, 2005, 04:03:47
Sea Kings eh....wonder how old theirs are?
Title: Re: Aussies Killed In Rescue Mission
Post by: CFN. Orange on April 03, 2005, 04:16:53
condolences go out to fellow troops.
Title: Re: Aussies Killed In Rescue Mission
Post by: Will on April 03, 2005, 18:44:18
Sea Kings eh....wonder how old theirs are?

The first batch of ten Sea Kings were received in 1975 and two more were purchased in 1983 but all of the Sea Kings have been removed from ASW duties since 1995 and now perform mostly utility roles now. The Sea Kings are planned to serve until 2015.
Canada's Sea Kings in comparison were purchased in the early 60s.
Title: Re: Aussies Killed In Rescue Mission
Post by: FastEddy on April 04, 2005, 02:08:32
Condolences to the bravest of the brave :salute:


Very Sad Indeed, R.I.P.
Title: Re: Aussies Killed In Rescue Mission
Post by: Hawker on April 04, 2005, 23:43:22
The first batch of ten Sea Kings were received in 1975 and two more were purchased in 1983 but all of the Sea Kings have been removed from ASW duties since 1995 and now perform mostly utility roles now. The Sea Kings are planned to serve until 2015.
Canada's Sea Kings in comparison were purchased in the early 60s.

Interesting article here where it's argued that the Aussies should retire their Sea Kings ASAP...
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/printpage/0,5942,12743117,00.html