Baz joined TRA in 2018, with his first deployment being Operation McLeod in late 2018/early 2019. Six deployments later he is back in that same community as part of Operation Dexter as we continue our recovery efforts within the Rosedale community and surrounds.
20 months later Baz said the place has a different vibe about it. The countryside is green, and the community feels more alive and upbeat. This is in a vast comparison to when he was here as part of his first deployment when everything was burnt, the community was in shock and the veterans they helped, many of whom had spent their life savings to retire in the area, had lost almost everything.
Baz feels privileged, and very much humbled, to be able to come back again, and he said this time as part of DRA, things are a lot different. “This is the most I’ve ever been looked after on a Wave. To have one person who takes care of us and makes sure we are fed after a day in the heat on the tools is just amazing and it very much feels like a family.”