Topic: HMAS Stirling

Dolphins demand dedication to duty

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Ding Lim, Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Allan Cashion and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Samantha Hawes proudly display their ‘Dolphins’ in front of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Ding Lim, Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Allan Cashion and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Samantha Hawes proudly display their ‘Dolphins’ in front of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Not everyone in the Navy gets the honour of wearing the Submariner Dolphin badge. The Navy’s ‘Silent Service’ has a proud tradition of selecting the best personnel from candidates who volunteer to serve in this complex specialisation.

 

Innovation event explores future submarine control capability

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Tactical Advancement New Generation (TANG) organisers L-R: Dave Blakely, Sarah Rigsbee, Cheryl Smith-Gander, Commander Patrick Alfonso, Tony Patron, Commander Gareth Marjoram, Josh Smith and Adam Sbrana at Sir James Stirling Mess Annexe, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Tactical Advancement New Generation (TANG) organisers L-R: Dave Blakely, Sarah Rigsbee, Cheryl Smith-Gander, Commander Patrick Alfonso, Tony Patron, Commander Gareth Marjoram, Josh Smith and Adam Sbrana at Sir James Stirling Mess Annexe, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

A joint Australian/US innovation event that discussed and explored current and future submarine technology was recently held at HMAS Stirling.

Jane’s journey one of courage in the face of adversity

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Jane Butcher at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Jane Butcher at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

After 22 years in the Navy, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Jane Butcher has had her fair share of ups and downs.

Warriors meet warriors in lead-up to Invictus Games

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Australian Invictus Games team members and Western Warriors cricket team members after a wheelchair rugby exhibition match at Royal Australian Navy base, HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

Australian Invictus Games team members and Western Warriors cricket team members after a wheelchair rugby exhibition match at Royal Australian Navy base, HMAS Stirling, WA.

Athletes from two very different sporting arenas came together recently when members of the Western Warriors cricket team spent a few hours with the Australian Invictus Games wheelchair rugby team at HMAS Stirling.

Chalkboards out, high-tech in

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leadership School Instructor, Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Calum Blake, uses one of Training Centre West's (TC-W) new interactive whiteboards to teach a Junior Sailors' Leadership class at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leadership School Instructor, Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Calum Blake, uses one of Training Centre West's (TC-W) new interactive whiteboards to teach a Junior Sailors' Leadership class at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Training Centre-West (TC-W), HMAS Stirling has adapted to an increase in training tempo with a ‘mini-makeover’ of learning spaces to create an interactive learning environment.

West-based photographer takes out prestigious prize

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell with the 2017 Rosemary Rodwell Award first place trophy in the Navy Imagery Unit-West at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell with the 2017 Rosemary Rodwell Award first place trophy in the Navy Imagery Unit-West at HMAS Stirling.

In a time when we are inundated with various forms of imagery on a daily basis, it takes something pretty special to stand out from the crowd in the photography world.

 

Submariners - Fit to Fight

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic Submarines Jess Caslake continues with fitness training on an exercise bike while on board Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Sheean, at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.   (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Medic Submarines Jess Caslake continues with fitness training on an exercise bike while on board Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Sheean, at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Physical fitness plays a significant role in maintaining a force which is fit to fight, and for Navy submariners at sea maintaining this high state of readiness is now a little easier.

Governor visits Fleet Base West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA (centre) with Officers and staff on HMAS Sirius, alongside Fleet Base West. From left; Navigating/Operations Officer, LCDR Alicia Runde, RAN; Aide-de Camp to The Governor of WA, LEUT Peter Velterop, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Melanie Verho, RAN; Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA; Command Warrant Officer of HMAS Sirius, WO Scott Brown; Mrs Carol Buckley, the Official Secretary of Government House; and Senior Officer WA, CDRE Brett Dowsing, RANR. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA (centre) with Officers and staff on HMAS Sirius, alongside Fleet Base West. From left; Navigating/Operations Officer, LCDR Alicia Runde, RAN; Aide-de Camp to The Governor of WA, LEUT Peter Velterop, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Melanie Verho, RAN; Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA; Command Warrant Officer of HMAS Sirius, WO Scott Brown; Mrs Carol Buckley, the Official Secretary of Government House; and Senior Officer WA, CDRE Brett Dowsing, RANR.

As one of her last official engagements as the Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson, AC recently paid a visit to HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West in Rockingham.

 

Lunch raises funds for cancer support

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Chefs Bob Rawlings (left) and Roger Nowell (right) from Innovation Catering with Royal Australian Navy Chefs (L-R); Able Seaman Jack Halling, Seaman Harmony Brown, Seaman Murray Jones, Seaman Alexandra Hutton and Able Seaman Sean Price at the annual Breast Cancer Care WA Long Table Lunch at Claremont Showgrounds in Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Chefs Bob Rawlings (left) and Roger Nowell (right) from Innovation Catering with Royal Australian Navy Chefs (L-R); Able Seaman Jack Halling, Seaman Harmony Brown, Seaman Murray Jones, Seaman Alexandra Hutton and Able Seaman Sean Price at the annual Breast Cancer Care WA Long Table Lunch at Claremont Showgrounds in Western Australia.

For the 10th year running, HMAS Stirling was again a major participant in Breast Cancer Care WA’s (BCCWA) annual Long Table Lunch.

Navy commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fire on board former HMAS Westralia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Crew from HMAS Sirius are formed during the HMAS Westralia Fire 20th Year Anniversary Memorial Service on the HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck in honour of the tragedy that claimed the lives of four crew members: Midshipman Megan Pelly, Petty Officer Shaun Smith, Leading Seaman Bradley Meek, and Able Seaman Philip Carroll. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Crew from HMAS Sirius are formed during the HMAS Westralia Fire 20th Year Anniversary Memorial Service on the HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck in honour of the tragedy that claimed the lives of four crew members: Midshipman Megan Pelly, Petty Officer Shaun Smith, Leading Seaman Bradley Meek, and Able Seaman Philip Carroll.

A commemoration has been held at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia to remember the four lives that were lost 20 years ago in a fire on board the former supply vessel HMAS Westralia.