Sunday, March 8, 2009


HMAS Commander Jonathon Sadlier boldly steamed through rough seas off Sydney and looming thunder clouds to berth at Fleet base, bring to an end her tour of duty in the Middle East.

I'm sure that Woodville Independents speak for everyone when we say that we welcome the ship's company home as hero's after 6 months at sea, protecting the Iraqi oil platforms and training the Iraqi Navy.

The HMAS Parramatta was welcomed by the Defence Minister, Warren Snowdon, the Commander of the Australian Fleet Nigel Coates, Councillor Paul Garrard, City Liaison Officer between the City and the Ship,(also Representing the Lord Mayor of Parramatta) together with other Councillors and community people.

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