Boat-loving admiral becomes new defence chief

By Dominic Giannini and Kat Wong
Updated July 10 2024 - 5:50pm, first published 5:45pm
Vice Admiral David Johnston has taken command as leader of Australia's armed forces. (HANDOUT/DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE)
Vice Admiral David Johnston has taken command as leader of Australia's armed forces. (HANDOUT/DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE)

The incoming chief of the Australian Defence Force will relive his childhood past time many times over as he officially steps into his new role.

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