Task Force Fundraiser for Australia

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Task Force FundraiserRoyal Australian Navy personnel deployed to Bahrain on Operation Manitou, within Combined Task Force 150, are doing their part for the communities back home affected by the nationwide bushfire emergency. Although focused on the mission at hand – disrupting terrorist activities in the maritime environment – Australian members, along with Royal Canadian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy, are fundraising for the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Appeal.

One activity, branded The Kangaroo Hop Home for Charity, has a team of 28 personnel walking, running, cycling or swimming the distance to Australia when the deployment is over. This includes Operation Beaver Bypass for Canadians and Operation Kiwi Drop for the New Zealanders, following the most direct route from Bahrain to Halifax, Halifax to Auckland, and Auckland to Sydney, giving the team a combined total target of 27,022 kilometers to travel….MORE

Source: Defence Alert

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