LOCAL LEGEND: Tammy Rodgers holds a photo of herself and mother Toni Rodgers.
LOCAL LEGEND: Tammy Rodgers holds a photo of herself and mother Toni Rodgers. Contributed

Acting without hesitation

WOOLGOOLGA'S Tammy Rodgers has been acknowledged by the Royal Australian Navy and has made her family proud.

When a fellow instructor got into difficulty, the born-and-bred local acted without hesitation to come to the man's aid.

The aviation technician was supervising training on the Flight Deck Procedural Trainer when her colleague became entangled in messenger cable.

A helicopter hovering above a dummy dock had lowered the cable which was being blown around by the helicopter's downwash when the man got into trouble.

With the assistance of two students, they cleared the deck and made sure the cable was no longer in a position to cause further danger to other people.

Tammy's quick action and decisiveness has been commended as the outcome could have been a far worse.

An article by the Royal Australian Navy stated: "Her actions are a reflection of the professionalism of the Flight Deck Training Unit and she can be justifiably proud of her contribution to aviation safety in the Royal Australian Navy.”

Mum Toni Rodgers was proud of her daughter who has been able to travel the world with the navy.

"It makes me so proud for a young girl that started off not knowing where her life was going or what she was doing when she joined the navy, it was the best move she ever made in her life,” Toni said.

Tammy has recently returned to Australia following a six month deployment in Afghanistan.

She continues to come back and visit Woolgoolga and has given talks to Woolgoolga High School about joining the Royal Australian Navy.



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