The upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth is ready for action after recently completing a successful Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE) that tested the crew’s competence across all aspects of ship operations.
Stage one of the ‘Engineering Challenge’ kicked off for Aviation Technicians this week at the Royal Australian Navy's 723 Squadron.
HMAS Gascoyne recently departed Sydney for a South West Pacific Deployment and the ship’s company have wasted no time in making the most of their time at sea. The ship will be visiting Port Vila in Vanuatu, Nuku’alofa in Tonga and Noumea in New Caledonia during July and August.
It was with a sense of pride and achievement that HMAS Stuart longing for home, entered Sydney in procedure Alpha after having been away for two years in extended readiness.
It was a case of ‘having their cake and eating it’ for the ship’s company of HMAS Choules today as they celebrated the 10th anniversary of the ship’s launch in the United Kingdom on 18th July 2003, the date she was first sent down the slip way.
On the 27th June, Commander Matthew Shand enjoyed his final flight in a Squirrel helicopter as Commanding Officer of 723 Squadron as part of a stylish but slightly soggy send off.
Fifteen people from NUSHIP Canberra received an up close look at the Command Ship of the United States Navy 7th Fleet, USS Blue Ridge which visited Sydney this week.
The latest group of aircrew from the Royal Australian Navy's New Squadron 723 (NUSQN 725) has completed their Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) checks in Florida, USA with flying colours.
HMAS Warramunga sailed from her home port Fleet Base West on 21 May 13 for her final deployment prior to entering the year-long Anti Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade in November this year.
Sydney was abuzz on Saturday, 13 July with the arrival of United States Navy, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) docking at Garden Island, Sydney for a port visit.