On This Day
On This Day - 2000-2019
- March 24, 2000
TU 645.1.1, (LCH Task Group consisting of HMA Ships BALIKPAPAN, BRUNEI, LABUAN, and TARAKAN), awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation for service in East Timor.
- February 23, 2000
The International Force East Timor, (INTERFET), lead by Australia, ceased operation in East Timor and the ADF units that remained became part of the United Nations Transitional Force East Timor, (UNTAET).
- February 12, 2000
The Huon class mine hunter coastal HMAS HAWKESBURY, was commissioned. HAWKESBURY was laid down in ADI Yard, Newcastle, NSW, and launched on 24 April 1998.