Topic: HMAS Watson
A former Army radio operator who transferred to the Navy in 2011 to gain sea time, experience, knowledge and skills before he decided his future, received a Conspicuous Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
It was a red-letter day at HMAS Watson on 2 May, with one half of the first married couple to graduate from the same Principal Warfare Officers Course also being awarded overall dux.
The first electronic warfare course combining submarine and surface fleet trainees graduated from the home of Navy’s warfare training on Sydney Harbour’s south head, HMAS Watson on 5 May.
In a collaborative project with Australian industry, the Royal Australian Navy is extending its use of simulation to electronic warfare training.
Lieutenant Patrick Velu is relishing being part of Navy’s team in the Middle East – putting training into action as an officer-of-the-watch in HMAS Arunta.