Defence force trains off Geographe Bay coast

Busselton Dunsborough Times
The view from the bridge of HMAS Success. File picture from the Department of Defence.
Camera IconThe view from the bridge of HMAS Success. File picture from the Department of Defence.

The Australian Defence Force is undertaking training off the Geographe Bay coastline today.

The activity forms part of a month-long schedule of training from February 11 to March 11, being conducted over land, sea and air.

The defence force trains off Busselton’s coast.
Camera IconThe defence force trains off Busselton’s coast. Credit: Oliver Saltmer

The training involves increased flying activity from RAAF Pearce and RAAF Learmonth, and increased naval activity from HMAS Stirling and in the Western Australian Exercise Area.

“The public should not be alarmed if they see low-flying aircraft, increased ship movements, vehicles and military personnel or hear the associated noise of the aircraft, blank gunfire and pyrotechnics,” a spokeswoman wrote in a statement.

The training aims to ensure the Australian Defence Force remains in a ready state of preparedness in the protection of Australia and its national interests.

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