Section: Fleet

Fleet Air Arm Museum honours Windy Geale

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Memorabilia of the late Lieutenant Commander Robert Edward Norman 'Windy' Geale, MBE, RAN (rtd), donated by the Geale family to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Memorabilia of the late Lieutenant Commander Robert Edward Norman 'Windy' Geale, MBE, RAN (rtd), donated by the Geale family to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra, New South Wales.

The Windy Geale Archive and Library was named at a ceremony at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra on 25th July in a fitting tribute to a man known for his encyclopedic knowledge of the people, places and events associated with the Fleet Air Arm.

Australian Clearance Diving Team One demonstrate Maritime Counter Terrorism-Explosive Ordnance Disposal skills

Published on by LEUT Ryan Kelly (author)

CPOCD Darren Smith (R) from Australian Clearance Diving Team One shows Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett AM, CSC, RAN some of the equipment the Clearance Divers use on missions. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

CPOCD Darren Smith (R) from Australian Clearance Diving Team One shows Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett AM, CSC, RAN some of the equipment the Clearance Divers use on missions.

Australian Clearance Diving Team One (AUSCDT ONE) recently showcased their newly developed Maritime Counter Terrorism-Explosive Ordnance Disposal (MCT-EOD) capability to Fleet Command.

Mine Hunter Coastal visits Pacific Communities

Published on by LCDR Aaron Cox (author)

Gascoyne's Ship's Company smile for the camera. (photo: )

Gascoyne's Ship's Company smile for the camera.

HMAS Gascoyne has continued her South West Pacific deployment, sailing into Port Vila in Vanuatu.

RMI 2 capability upgrade welcomed by squadron

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Dan Cochrane RAN, Lieutenant Sash Zorin RAN, Lieutenant Commander Steve Hancock RAN and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben Webb with the Bell 429 helicopter. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Dan Cochrane RAN, Lieutenant Sash Zorin RAN, Lieutenant Commander Steve Hancock RAN and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben Webb with the Bell 429 helicopter.

The recent announcement that the Bell 429 helicopters operated under Navy’s Retention and Motivation Initiative 2 (RMI 2) have had a capability upgrade was welcomed by 723 Squadron.

Seahawk Tiger 80 set for TALISMAN SABER

Published on by LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Seahawk Helicopter 'Tiger 80', currently embarked on HMAS Perth, flies past the Spanish combat support ship ESPS Cantabria after launching to conduct night flying operations as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Royal Australian Navy Seahawk Helicopter 'Tiger 80', currently embarked on HMAS Perth, flies past the Spanish combat support ship ESPS Cantabria after launching to conduct night flying operations as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013.

A Seahawk and its crew from 816 Squadron have been specially detached to HMAS Perth for Exercise TALISMAN SABER in the waters off Central Queensland.

Cantabria's support during TALISMAN SABER 2013

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lt. Indalecio Núñez (author)

USS Momsen alongside ESPS Cantabria conducting RAS operations in the Coral Sea. (photo: Unknown)

USS Momsen alongside ESPS Cantabria conducting RAS operations in the Coral Sea.

The Spanish Combat Support Ship ESPS Cantabria deployed to Australia since February, is currently in the Coral Sea participating in Exercise TALISMAN SABER 13 providing logistic support to United States Navy and Royal Australian Navy ships.

Exercise TALISMAN SABER fleet prepares for battle

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Ship's company from Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth keep watch from the gun directional platform during an air defence exercise held during Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Ship's company from Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth keep watch from the gun directional platform during an air defence exercise held during Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013.

Following aggression by the fictional island nation ‘Kamaria’, Australia and the United States have been called upon to form a combined force to restore peace and security to the region.

Perth medical crew ‘ready for anything’

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy medical staff currently serving in the medical ward on HMAS Perth during Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 are (from left): Petty Officer Gavin Cowie, Able Seaman Bonniguille Dromgool, Medical Officer Lieutenant Phil Marmion and Able Seam (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Royal Australian Navy medical staff currently serving in the medical ward on HMAS Perth during Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 are (from left): Petty Officer Gavin Cowie, Able Seaman Bonniguille Dromgool, Medical Officer Lieutenant Phil Marmion and Able Seam

A ship is a small community, not unlike a small country town, and like any small community it needs its medical care. But when that small community is also a modern warship, the medical services required go way beyond those normally available from a local GP clinic.

Training deployment a career highlight for first time flight crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron on the flight deck of HMAS Perth with aviation technical sailors (from left) AB Steven Cuthbert, AB Barry Cruikshank, CPO Michael Wratten and AB Patrick Davis. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron on the flight deck of HMAS Perth with aviation technical sailors (from left) AB Steven Cuthbert, AB Barry Cruikshank, CPO Michael Wratten and AB Patrick Davis.

For four members of the Nowra-based 816 Squadron, deploying to sea as part of the flight embarked in the Upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth will forever be a career highlight.

Canberra an awesome sight for ship’s company

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), Mary-Anne Lane (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator (ABCSO) Jayo Stenz, ABCSO Chris Carrick and ABCSO Andrew Johns were part of a group of ship’s company who this week had the opportunity to see their ship for the first time. (photo: Mary-Anne Lane, BAE Systems - Maritime)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator (ABCSO) Jayo Stenz, ABCSO Chris Carrick and ABCSO Andrew Johns were part of a group of ship’s company who this week had the opportunity to see their ship for the first time.

A group of NUSHIP Canberra personnel laid eyes on the ship they will soon call home during their first visit to Williamstown Dockyard in Victoria this week.