On returning to Australia after a south-east Asian deployment, HMAS Perth joined HMAS Sirius to conduct a security patrol of Western Australia’s North West Shelf.
Published on July 3, 2015 in Fleet
The huge task of getting Australia’s biggest warship to being fully operational is well underway with the first of a series of intensive training and assessment periods complete, resulting in HMAS Canberra now being ready to undertake disaster relief and permissive non-combatant evacuation operations.
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Navy has marked the month of Ramadan with a special dinner in Canberra attended by the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed.
Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, recently roughed it as part of the Tasmanian 2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout, raising awareness and funds for the plight of Australian homeless people.
When 90 year old Bryan Wearne last visited Balikpapan beach, he was under enemy fire during one of the most ambitious Australian amphibious operations of the Second World War. 70 years later, Bryan and fellow Royal Australian Navy veteran Pat Curtis have returned to Borneo to relive past adventures and to honour lost mates.
HMAS Toowoomba exercised her right and privilege of Freedom of Entry on 6 June, marching with swords drawn, bands playing, drums beating and colours flying through the City of Toowoomba.
A committed sailor has qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, by winning his age category at the Australian Ironman Triathlon at Port Macquarie on May 3.
Navy rowers helped the Australian Defence Rowing Association achieve its best result at a national event at the 2015 Australian Masters Rowing Championships held in Sydney from May 28-31.