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04 April 2008
RAAF's birthday celebrated in Middle East

Sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen of the Force Level Logistic Asset came together to celebrate the 87th birthday in style, taking a well earned rest from their hectic schedules.

Operation CATALYST is the Australian Defence Force (ADF) contribution to the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Iraq.

Working with the Iraqi Government, the ADF continues to contribute to Multi-National Force efforts to develop a secure and stable environment in Iraq, assist national recovery programs and facilitate the transition to Iraq self-government.

Operation CATALYST currently comprises up to 1575 Australian Defence Force personnel.

Major General Mike Hindmarsh commands all ADF units deployed in the Middle East Area of Operations including all elements assigned to Operation CATALYST and Operation SLIPPER.

Brigadier Brian Dawson is the Deputy Commander of Australian forces in Iraq.