On Thursday 24 December 20, over 600 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel deployed on HMAS Adelaide for Fiji to assist with the Fiji Government’s disaster relief in response to Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

ADF elements are working with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to support the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) to provide assistance to thousands of Fijians, including many from remote islands, whose homes, schools, and other local infrastructure were damaged or destroyed by the category 5 cyclone.y 5 cyclone.

Fiji assist 2020

Pictured Above: A Mack Wrecker awaits loading on the HMAS Adelaide to assist with the Fiji Government’s disaster relief in response to Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

6ESR GMM Fiji Assist

Pictured Above: A Mercedes GMM from 6ESR  awaits loading on the HMAS Adelaide. We beleive this is the first time one has been deployed overseas on Operations.