Australia participates in Ex AF 2014

6 Nov 2014
(St. Mawgan, Cornwall)— Lt. Col. Allan Hamley, Sydney, Australia, is supporting Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps’ (HQ ARRC) largest annual training exercise held in the UK, along with four other members from the Australian Army.

NATO still develops relations with a range of countries beyond the Euro Atlantic area and Australia is counted among these countries, which are referred to as "partners across the globe.”

Hamley will be working as the SO1 in Plans and Operations to assist towards the development and certifications for HQ ARRC.

This is Lt. Col Hamley’s first time attending the exercise and is excited to be participating.

"I enjoy being here particularly because of the collaboration between all the other countries that are participating,” Hamely said. "Just building trust and friendships and meeting new mates makes it that much more enjoyable.

The Aussi’s are very proud to be here”, he added. He went on to say that since Afghanistan, Australia have had a really good relationship with NATO due to some of its shared experiences.

Exercise Arrcade Fusion will train and test more than 2000 multinational service members on issues ranging from signals and logistics, to planning and response, within a complex exercise.
"The opportunity to be invited to take part in an exercise like this brings great benefit to Australia"
 

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