The New Zealand Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral (RADM) Jack Steer, thanked Royal Australian Navy personnel for their contribution within the last year in assisting the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in various operations from onboard HMNZS Wellington.
Between 27 May and 13 October 2013, the men and women of HMAS Newcastle were deployed in the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Operation SLIPPER.
At the start of October, Mr Chris Demetri was presented with his ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin.
The influx of visiting warships to HMAS Cairns has provided local Port Services Manager, Lieutenant Commander Peter Mellick a chance to consolidate his pilotage skills a little faster than usual.
The crew of HMAS Bathurst were able to take a break from patrolling the line at Christmas Island for Operation RESOLUTE recently so they could enjoy the Bathurst 1000 Race.
A chance to deploy as part of HMAS Mermaid’s ship’s company to conduct soundings in Dawson Strait, Papua New Guinea, was too good an opportunity for former Papua New Guinea native, Leading Seaman Bart Tiro to pass up.
Melbourne students from Crib Point Primary and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary Schools were excited to welcome some high flying visitors when one of Navy’s S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopters landed on their sports oval in the lead up to the biennial HMAS Cerberus Open Day being held on Sunday 27 October 2013.
Members of Navy Golf - Western Australia have teed off for the first time since being furnished with new golf bags by Navy Health. The event was the annual Royal Perth Golf Club Vs Navy Golf - WA.
Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Annette Nelson launched her third book on the history of HMAS Harman last week.
September 29 2013 began as a routine day for Aircrewman LS Woolard, Pilot LCDR David O’Toole, Aviation Warfare Officer LEUT Phillip Rhodes and Aircrewman Instructor PO Colin McCallum of 816 Squadron, but it soon developed into one of high drama the crew may never forget.