Green cyalume light stick : Chief Petty Officer S Eades, HMAS Toowoomba

Accession Number REL37712
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Plastic
Maker Omniglow Corporation
Place made United States of America
Date made c 2005
Conflict Iraq, 2003-2013

Unopened and unused green cyalume six inch long 'glow stick'. Both ends of the container are crushed and show signs of being immersed in some form of liquid.

History / Summary

This green cyalume light stick is associated with the service of Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Shayne Eades who served onboard HMAS Toowoomba during Operation Catalyst in 2007.

He was posted to HMAS Toowoomba on 24 August 2006. His category onboard this ship at the time was CPO Marine Technician where his role was to be in charge of maintaining refrigeration units, air-conditioning units, cooling water pumps for the engine rooms, galley equipment including ovens, fry pans and deep fat fryers. He was also second in command for refuelling the ship while at sea with Coalition ships.

Cyalume sticks are commonly known as 'glow sticks' and have many practical applications within a military environment. This can include emergency lighting, to mark particular areas for hazards or to used as a lantern. This brand and type of cyalume stick have a finite lifetime of approximately six to twelve hours.