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October 24, 2013
RAAF Learmonth stepped up
once again when activated
for Exercise Iron Moon from
Learmonth, 37km south of Exmouth
in Western Australia, is a bare base but
Base Manager WOFF Alby Everett said
the base could activate in 48 hours.
"Learmonth often plays a crucial
role in ADF operations," WOFF Everett
said.Learmonth has five permanent uni-
formed members to maintain the air-
The north-western Australian cli-
mate often takes its toll on the base,
with many of the original buildings torn
down and damaged over the years from
cyclones and bushfires.
Exercise Iron Moon, which focused
on counter-terrorism activities and
included a joint ADF task force of about
400 personnel, was just the latest big
As the closest base to Cocos
and Christmas Islands, Learmonth is
also often used as part of Operation
The base was extensively used for
Operation Resolute over seven months
in 2011 and about six months in 2012.
Located on the airfield is a civil ter-
minal leased from Defence.
As Learmonth is designated as an
alternative airfield for Perth, it is not
uncommon to have a wide-body interna-
tional flight divert into Learmonth.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service
also uses the airfield regularly, with 144
movements recorded in the last financial
CPL Peter Bagdonas is an Aircraft
Technician posted to the base as a gen-
eral hand and is often involved in refuel-
ling, ground and aviation fuels manage-
ment, explosive ordnance management,
as well as white fleet and accommoda-
Ground support equipment main-
tenance is provided by CPL Russell
Lamb, who is also in charge of base fuel
quality management and equipment.
Airfield Electrician LAC Matthew
Schaefer is the interface between con-
tractors and Defence for facilities man-
agement and ensures electrical equip-
ment is safe to use. He is also involved
in fuel quality control and dangerous
goods packing and receipt.
WOFF Everett's wife, SGT
Charmaine Everett, initially accompa-
nied him on leave without pay but found
a position to assist with the bases's
administrative and operational require-
With only a small team to look after
the daily running of the base, each
member can often be seen doing tasks
beyond their normal duties.
WOFF Everett said it wasn't uncom-
mon for him to be in a workshop work-
ing under the supervision of one of his
"We all need to pitch in and get tasks
done," he said.
"We do everything that is done on a
regular base but, with only four or five
of us, it is great to achieve it with such a
SGT Shannon Smith, now a reserve
member after 20 years' permanent ser-
vice, often spends the first week of each
school holiday period at the base to help
out and give the others a break. He said
allowing the permanent staff to have a
break was important to him.
WOFF Everett said despite the harsh
climate and operational tempo, when the
job was done it was nice to enjoy the
"It can be challenging at times,"
WOFF Everett said.
"But no two days are the same and I
love it out here."
Thanks to five
for a challenge,
Learmonth rises to the
EVERYONE PITCHES IN: CPL Russell Lamb reads workshop manuals,
top left; LAC Matthew Schaefer maintains electrical equipment, bottom left;
and Base Manager WOFF Alby Everett.
Photos: CPL Christopher Dickson
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