Largest Amphibious Landing of Australian Since the Second World War


2017-07-17  The land battle phase of Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 was launched on Thursday, 13 July 2017, with the largest amphibious landing Australian troops had been involved in since the Second World War, with troops transported ashore from an Amphibious Readiness Element including HMAS Canberra, HMAS Choules and HMNZS Canterbury.

Airborne soldiers from the United States, Canada and Australia also parachuted into the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland from six Royal Australian Air Force and United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster aircraft that had started their journey in Alaska.

The amphibious landing was the first operation of the land battle phase of Exercise Talisman Saber 2017, which included ten days of warfare training at sea, in the air and in the field, by more than 33,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines from Australia, the United States, New Zealand, Canada and Japan, operating in thirty-six warships, more than two-hundred military aircraft and in the field.

Credit: Australian Department of Defense: July 14, 2017