Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)

Samoa gigs a highlight for Navy Band

Published on by LSIS Craig Walton (author and photographer)

A teacher and children from Aoga Fiamalamalama special needs school dance as the Royal Australia Navy Band Sydney plays during HMAS Choules' visit to Apia, Samoa. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

A teacher and children from Aoga Fiamalamalama special needs school dance as the Royal Australia Navy Band Sydney plays during HMAS Choules' visit to Apia, Samoa.

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.

Choules leaves Samoa with thousands of new trees

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Members of HMAS Choules plant trees at Vailima Botanical Gardens during their visit to Apia, Samoa. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

Members of HMAS Choules plant trees at Vailima Botanical Gardens during their visit to Apia, Samoa.

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.

Milestone RAS as east meets west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Glenn Blizzard (author)

HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Choules. (photo: )

HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Choules.

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.

Choules’ galley rules thanks to upgrade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics – Chefs, from left, AB Benjamin Kleemeyer, AB Gabriel Perdomo Valle, AB Brendan Berthaly, CPO Drew Robinson, LS Lachlan Stevenson, AB Gregory Roeser and AB Raj Rajak stand in the newly renovated galley aboard HMAS Choules, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics – Chefs, from left, AB Benjamin Kleemeyer, AB Gabriel Perdomo Valle, AB Brendan Berthaly, CPO Drew Robinson, LS Lachlan Stevenson, AB Gregory Roeser and AB Raj Rajak stand in the newly renovated galley aboard HMAS Choules, Sydney.

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 brings communities together in the Solomon Islands

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Royal Solomon Islands Police and Australian Defence Force members come together for a day of sporting events in Honiara, Solomon Islands. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Solomon Islands Police and Australian Defence Force members come together for a day of sporting events in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Music and sport are well known for providing many benefits, including the ability to bring communities together.

Training mission reinforces friendships and strategic commitment to Solomon Islands

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Phillipa Hay, Commander Task Group 637, and Commander Scott Houlihan, Commanding Officer HMAS Choules with Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Recruits in Honiara, Solomon Islands. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Phillipa Hay, Commander Task Group 637, and Commander Scott Houlihan, Commanding Officer HMAS Choules with Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Recruits in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Australian Defence Force personnel assigned to Joint Task Group 637 have completed their visit to the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara.

Pacific ties strengthened at sea and in the air

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element on the flight deck of HMAS Choules after being winched down to the deck from an MRH-90 Multi Role Helicopter during a deployment to the South West Pacific region.  (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element on the flight deck of HMAS Choules after being winched down to the deck from an MRH-90 Multi Role Helicopter during a deployment to the South West Pacific region.

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 completes visit to PNG

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Australian Army LARC’s conduct amphibious operations transporting stores and equipment ashore from HMAS Choules to Tarangau Naval base, Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Australian Army LARC’s conduct amphibious operations transporting stores and equipment ashore from HMAS Choules to Tarangau Naval base, Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.

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.

Remembering Cyclone Pam

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Choules off the Coast of Tanna Island for the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam commemorative service at Tafea Provincial Government Council Offices, Vanuatu. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Choules off the Coast of Tanna Island for the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam commemorative service at Tafea Provincial Government Council Offices, Vanuatu.

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.

Choules departs for Southwest Pacific engagement

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Boatswains Mate, Seaman Callum McKenzie prepares to pass securing lines, as an Australian Army LCM8 landing craft enters the well dock of HMAS Choules in Townsville, Queensland. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy Boatswains Mate, Seaman Callum McKenzie prepares to pass securing lines, as an Australian Army LCM8 landing craft enters the well dock of HMAS Choules in Townsville, Queensland.

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.