The three Chinooks were identified as A15-301, A15-308 and A15-303, and they arrived in formation from Townsville as "Fatboy".
After taking on fuel, the three Chinooks departed to RAAF Base Amberley.
The three Chinooks are flown by the Army's 5th Aviation Regiment (C Squadron) based at Townsville and are heading South to RAAF Base East Sale in Victoria and form part of the boost in the support provided by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) during the current bushfire crisis currently gripping parts of Australia.
The ADF is continuing to support Emergency Management Australia in firefighting efforts around the country by providing transport and other capabilities including aviation, logistics, engineering and accommodation.
Sincere thanks to local photographer Russell P for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
Photos taken by Russell Prothero ©