Topic: West Head Gunnery Range

Every dog has its day

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, and Ruby's handler Able Seaman Lee Darcy, promoting Leading Seaman Ruby Flinders, the West Head Gunnery Range dog to Petty Officer Boatswain, during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, and Ruby's handler Able Seaman Lee Darcy, promoting Leading Seaman Ruby Flinders, the West Head Gunnery Range dog to Petty Officer Boatswain, during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions.

Leading Seaman Ruby Flinders was promoted to the rank of Petty Officer last week in what was a special milestone for the four-legged sailor and her proud shipmates.

West Head 60th celebrations go off with a bang

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPO Stuart Pretten (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Staff of West Head Gunnery Range celebrate the 60th anniversary at Flinders, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Staff of West Head Gunnery Range celebrate the 60th anniversary at Flinders, Victoria.

The gunfire paused on March 12 as staff, students and local community members gathered at West Head Gunnery Range in Flinders, Victoria, to celebrate 60 years of training weapons operators and maintainers for the Fleet.

Highest Honour for West Head Gunnery Range Officer

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Recipient of the Order of Australia medal, Officer in Charge of the West Head Gunnery Range, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold at the range on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Recipient of the Order of Australia medal, Officer in Charge of the West Head Gunnery Range, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold at the range on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

In recognition of his meritorious service in the field of naval warfare training, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold has been appointed to the Order of Australia, receiving an Order of Australia Medal in this year's Australia Day Honours List.

Revival of training capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author)

L-R: Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System. (photo: Unknown)

L-R: Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System.

A 20-foot shipping container on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, helps the Australian Navy run one of the world’s few remaining shore-to-sea live firing training sites.

At home on the range

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

76mmn Proof Firing at West Head Gunnery Range.
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76mmn Proof Firing at West Head Gunnery Range.

Occupying an area of about 16 hectares on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, West Head Gunnery Range is one of the world’s few remaining shore-to-sea live firing training sites.

World first for West Head Gunnery Range

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Dew, RAN (left), and Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Dean Blanchard (right) at the upgraded MK3E Combat Management System in the Operations Room of West Head Gunnery Range during a test firing of the 76mm Gun, Flinders, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Dew, RAN (left), and Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Dean Blanchard (right) at the upgraded MK3E Combat Management System in the Operations Room of West Head Gunnery Range during a test firing of the 76mm Gun, Flinders, Victoria.

Residents, avid surfers, keen golfers and mariners in Flinders, Victoria, were recently treated to a world- first, witnessing the firing of a 76mm medium calibre gun integrated with a SAAB Mk3e Combat Management System and CEA CEAFAR phased array radar from West Head Gunnery Range.

Fond farewell

Published on by LCDR Peter Arnold (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

M22 Fire Control System maintainer, Mr Peter Wetzel conducts the final firing for the system at West Head Gunnery Range, Flinders, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

M22 Fire Control System maintainer, Mr Peter Wetzel conducts the final firing for the system at West Head Gunnery Range, Flinders, Victoria.

Forty years of naval history came to an end at West Head Gunnery Range, with the last live firing controlled by an M22 Gunnery Fire Control System, the last of its kind in operation in the world.

West Head Gunnery Range Flinders community visit and PWO50 Course

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Members of the Flinders Community Organisation in front of the 72mm gun at West Head Gunnery Range. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Members of the Flinders Community Organisation in front of the 72mm gun at West Head Gunnery Range.

West Head Gunnery Range (WHGR), an outstation of HMAS Cerberus located in Flinders, Victoria, welcomed residents of the Flinders community to tour their training facilities and witness a firing exercise by the Principle Warfare Officers Course 50 (PWO 50).