Defending a large task group comprising five nations was a challenge for one Australian warship.
HMAS Ballarat’s MH-60R helicopter achieved 1000 flying hours while at sea during Exercise Talisman Sabre.
Apart from a helicopter, HMAS Ballarat carries another embarked aircraft.
Three sailors from the same town are serving on the same frigate at the same time.
Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill plays an integral role on board HMAS Ballarat.