Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Christopher Starling RAN, of HMAS Melbourne, prepares for a mission in the Arabian Sea during Operation Manitou. As an aviation warfare officer aboard HMAS Melbourne, Lieutenant Starling coordinates the sensors and weapons on the S-70B-2 Sea Hawk.
A Sunshine Coast man, Lieutenant Chris Starling, has taken his love of flying to a new level in the Middle East with the Royal Australian Navy.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna prepares for a mission in the Arabian Sea as a sensor operator for the Sea Hawk helicopter aboard HMAS Melbourne. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU.
It’s the eyes in the sky that give HMAS
Melbourne its long-range advantage in the war against drugs.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Trey Norway maintains a .50cal machinegun aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.
North Queenslander Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Trey Norway is helping stop the illegal drug trade in the Arabian Sea.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Electronics Technician Suzie Peterson is deployed aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.
A Novacastrian's desire for big challenges and a little discipline have resulted in an international career with the Royal Australian Navy.
Lieutenant April Betts is deployed as Staff Officer to the Commander, Task Group Afghanistan based at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
Sandwiched in the middle of her four sisters from the tiny New South Wales community of Tooraweenah, Lieutenant April Betts likes to joke about having middle-child syndrome.
Able Seaman Marine Logistics- Personnel Rhiannon McWilliam communicates with the damage control centre during an emergency exercise on HMAS Melbourne. which is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.
Life as a sailor may not be as glamorous as it is sometimes depicted in the movies, but on the other hand it sure isn’t mundane.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan McDonald (right) leads fitness training aboard HMAS Melbourne in the Arabian Sea. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.
Its a flurry of action for a fitness fanatic on a warship patrolling the Arabian Gulf.
Lieutenant Commander Alicia Harrison, Commanding Officer HMAS Broome (centre) with Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Jake Mewett (left) and Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Greig Murray, in Cairns to conduct maintenance on the ship.
Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS
Broome has assisted in a search and rescue of 12 people stuck in unfavourable sea conditions during a patrol in the Torres Strait recently.
October 24, 2015 by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer), ABCIS Bree-ann Garner (photographer)
HMAS Launceston enters HMAS Coonawarra basin after a successful interception of a Foreign Fishing Vessel in Australian waters.
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Royal Australian Navy recently conducted a joint operation - Operation GRAB III - to target foreign fishing in Australian waters.
Published on October 09, 2015 by CAPT Fiona Bickerstaff (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), POET Olivia Usback (photographer)
Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company line the upper decks to show off their quilts that had been hand crafted by volunteers from Aussie Hero Quilts as a way of thanking the men and women of HMAS Newcastle for the service to their country.
Every deployment has its certainties - the absence from family and friends and long hours seven days a week are guaranteed. Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers there is now another certainty for Australian Defence Force personnel on deployment - a quilt or laundry bag from Aussie Hero Quilts.