Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)
Performing in Samoa recently was a career highlight for musicians from the Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney, visiting with HMAS Choules as part of ADF engagement activities in the South West Pacific.
The ADF continues to build relationships in Samoa through a series of activities with the community as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the region.
On her way home to Fleet Base West from the warmer climes of the South West Pacific, HMAS Sirius rendezvoused with east-based HMA Ships Hobart and Choules in the waters off Jervis Bay for a replenishment at sea.
The old saying “an army marches on its stomach” is also true of warships, with crews relying on their chefs to provide nutritious meals to keep them sailing.
Music and sport are well known for providing many benefits, including the ability to bring communities together.
Australian Defence Force personnel assigned to Joint Task Group 637 have completed their visit to the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara.
HMAS Choules has hosted 18 members of the Maritime Element of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force for a short voyage from Port Moresby to the Lombrum Naval Base, HMPNGS Tarangau, in Manus Province.
HMAS Choules has departed Papua New Guinea, having successfully completed a visit to Port Moresby and the Lombrum Naval Base, Her Majesty’s Papua New Guinea Ship Tarangau in Manus Province.
Members of the Australian Defence Force recently took part in a moving ceremony on Vanuatu’s Tanna Island to mark the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam.
HMAS Choules has deployed on a month long activity focused on conducting maritime and land training activities with Australia’s regional partners in the Southwest Pacific.