27 Aug 2013|

Members of 4th brigade on parade that have returning from the Solomon Islands as part of Rotation 30 on Operation Anode. *** Local Caption *** The final rotation of Australian soldiers has returned home from Solomon Islands, following the completion of the Australian Defence Force’s military contribution to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI).

About 100 soldiers from Rotation 30, which was predominately made up of Reservists from the Army’s Victoria-based 4th Brigade, were welcomed home today by family and friends at a parade at Simpson Barracks. The soldiers, including a contingent from the Tongan Defence Force, spent four months in Solomon Islands after deploying on Operation ANODE at the end of March 2013.

Welcoming the soldiers home was the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence and Senator for Victoria, David Feeney.