Topic: HMAS Coonawarra

NT Navy Week highlights exciting times ahead for northern fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra exercise their Freedom of Entry to march through the city of Darwin, NT. (photo: LEUT Todd Fitzgerald)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra exercise their Freedom of Entry to march through the city of Darwin, NT.

Navy Week in the Northern Territory drew to an exciting close when Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra marched through the City of Darwin, exercising their right to Freedom of Entry.

Coonawarra impresses at Mindil Beach sunset ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), SSGT Jordan Gilbert (photographer)

Members of a ceremonial guard prepare to fire volleys during a Sunset Ceremony performed by HMAS Coonawarra at Mindil Beach, Darwin, NT. (photo: SSGT Jordan Gilbert)

Members of a ceremonial guard prepare to fire volleys during a Sunset Ceremony performed by HMAS Coonawarra at Mindil Beach, Darwin, NT.

The Darwin community turned out in droves to watch more than 100 officers and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra perform Ceremonial Divisions and a Sunset Ceremony at the iconic Mindil Beach recently.

Navy sails into remote communities

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Navy Community Engagement Coordinator Chief Petty Officer Tony Thomas with HMAS Coonawarra sailors, and staff and students from St Joseph’s Primary School in Kununurra. (photo: )

Navy Community Engagement Coordinator Chief Petty Officer Tony Thomas with HMAS Coonawarra sailors, and staff and students from St Joseph’s Primary School in Kununurra.

Six Northern Territory-based sailors recently ventured into the heart of Australia on a 17-day mission to engage with remote communities and strengthen Navy’s reputation.

Partnership opens doors to STEM careers for Top End students

This article has photo gallery Published on by Kim Parkinson (author), CPO Tony Thomas (author)

(L-R) Saba Malese, Dray Thompson, Jonathon Sattler, Daniel Thomson and Don James of Casuarina Senior College with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaumi Bon. (photo: CPO Tony Thomas)

(L-R) Saba Malese, Dray Thompson, Jonathon Sattler, Daniel Thomson and Don James of Casuarina Senior College with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaumi Bon.

Six high school students got a hands-on understanding of what life is like in the Royal Australian Navy during a week of work experience at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

Defence personnel unite in the NT for Reconciliation Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

L-R: Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Shannon Mitchell; Australian Army soldier Regimental Sergeant Major of North West Mobile Force, Warrant Officer Class 1 Ken Nelliman; Larrakeyah Elder, Bilawara 'Auntie B' Lee; Royal Australian Navy officer Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN; and Australian Army soldier, Private Colin Rogan. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

L-R: Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Shannon Mitchell; Australian Army soldier Regimental Sergeant Major of North West Mobile Force, Warrant Officer Class 1 Ken Nelliman; Larrakeyah Elder, Bilawara 'Auntie B' Lee; Royal Australian Navy officer Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN; and Australian Army soldier, Private Colin Rogan.

Navy, Army and Air Force came together at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin recently to show their support for National Reconciliation Week.

Volunteering a win-win as Top End team pitches in to help the paw

This article has photo gallery Published on by AB Toni McMahon (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Sailors and soldiers from Transit Security Element 91 and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra with staff and furry friends at PAWS Darwin animal shelter in Winnellie, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Sailors and soldiers from Transit Security Element 91 and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra with staff and furry friends at PAWS Darwin animal shelter in Winnellie, NT.

Defence members in the Top End have taken time to give back to the local community during a series of working bees and volunteer activities at the PAWS Darwin Animal Shelter.

Bombing of Darwin remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer), SGT David Millard (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin.

Australian Defence Force members and an Armidale class patrol boat have provided a strong contribution to commemorative services held in the Northern Territory to mark the 77th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Taking the weight in the Top End

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, ADC, RAN, passes 'the weight', a symbol of command, to the new Commanding Officer, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, ADC, RAN, passes 'the weight', a symbol of command, to the new Commanding Officer, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra has handed over command during a clear lower deck ceremony at the Darwin establishment’s busy port.

Singapore and Australia take to the sporting field

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Australian Defence Force and Republic of Singapore Navy personnel compete in a friendly volleyball match at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Australian Defence Force and Republic of Singapore Navy personnel compete in a friendly volleyball match at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin.

Junior officers from the Republic of Singapore Navy have joined ADF personnel for an afternoon of sport at Top End base, HMAS Coonawarra.

Top End Cadets enjoy snapshot of patrol boat life

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LEUT ANC Jane Reptik (photographer)

Cadets from TS Darwin with Commanding Officer HMAS Ararat, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont and Commanding Officer TS Darwin, Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik during a ship tour of HMAS Ararat. (photo: Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik)

Cadets from TS Darwin with Commanding Officer HMAS Ararat, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont and Commanding Officer TS Darwin, Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik during a ship tour of HMAS Ararat.

A group of Australian Navy Cadets has enjoyed a surprise tour of a working patrol boat during a visit to Top End naval establishment HMAS Coonawarra.