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After having been affected by the worst floods on record, residents of Casino in the Richmond Valley Shire came out in force to thank Australian Defence Force personnel for their (desperately needed) assistance.

Summary

This article by Dee Irwin, writing for Defence News (Australia), makes the following points:
  • More than 750 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel took part in the parade on 2 April.
  • Richmond Valley Mayor Robert Mustow said the parade allowed residents to thank the ADF for the 'enormous role' in helping the community get back on its feet.
  • Australian Army soldiers and Royal Australian Navy sailors marched down Casino's streets to the beat of Australian Army Band musicians and the applause of the 1000-plus crowd.
  • The parade was accompanied by a convoy of Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles.

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