Jack Jones

About the author: Jack Jones is a junior officer in the Royal Australian Corps of Transport. He is posted to 35 Water Transport Squadron, 10 Force Support Battalion where he has been employed as an Operations Lieutenant and Troop Commander. A career highlight for Jack was commanding the Amphibious Beach Team during the tactical amphibious lodgment of the Blue Force into Exercise Hamel 18.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

War Room

The Amphibious Beach Team

Lessons from Hamel 18 on rapid beaching, unloading and turnaround of landing craft

By Jack Jones