Section: Fleet

Canberra sees the eye of the Tiger

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Gabriella Hayllar directs a Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter onto the deck of HMAS Canberra to conduct First of Class Flight Trials. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Gabriella Hayllar directs a Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter onto the deck of HMAS Canberra to conduct First of Class Flight Trials.

HMAS Canberra has achieved another aviation milestone embarking two Army Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters for the first time.

Navies training to fight off the Western Australian coast

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Anzac-class frigate, HMAS Anzac (150) sailing through Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Anzac-class frigate, HMAS Anzac (150) sailing through Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

More than 17 ships and aircraft are descending on the Western Australian coast for one of the largest maritime warfare exercises held by the Royal Australian Navy.

Fastest gun in the West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), POEW Mark Feggans (author)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor-Stevenson onboard HMAS Darwin. (photo: POEW Mark Feggans)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor-Stevenson onboard HMAS Darwin.

Experiences such as the multi-platform exercise underway off the Western Australian coast help Navy members train as they fight, preparing ships and people for varied scenarios.

Serving to the limit in Adelaide

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

Outgoing CO HMAS Adelaide, CAPT Paul Mandziy, CSC, RAN, (left) hands over the 'weight', a 100 year old polished pick, to incoming CO, CAPT Jonathan Earley, RAN, during a Command Supersession aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Outgoing CO HMAS Adelaide, CAPT Paul Mandziy, CSC, RAN, (left) hands over the 'weight', a 100 year old polished pick, to incoming CO, CAPT Jonathan Earley, RAN, during a Command Supersession aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney.

Captain Jonathan Earley is excited by the challenge of what is shaping to be one of the busiest and most significant years in the Royal Australian Navy’s recent history.

Training the aviation trainers

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Trainee instructors at the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (L-R) Warrant Officer Class 2 Joseph Laycock, Major Anton Leshinskas, Captain Anthony Erwin, Major David Oddy, Captain Adrian Ludman and Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson. (photo: Unknown)

Trainee instructors at the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (L-R) Warrant Officer Class 2 Joseph Laycock, Major Anton Leshinskas, Captain Anthony Erwin, Major David Oddy, Captain Adrian Ludman and Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson.

The Royal Australian Navy and Army Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross is a step closer to lift off with the first group of instructors beginning their training at the multi-million-dollar facility.

Working like an Anzac

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Alexandra Morthorpe (author)

HMAS Anzac conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success in the Southern Ocean. (photo: POEW Tristan Smith)

HMAS Anzac conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success in the Southern Ocean.

HMAS Anzac commenced her recent transit to Fleet Base West alone, meeting with sister frigate HMAS Parramatta in Jervis Bay.

New headphones music to the ears

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

Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Robert McRae wears the new Bluetooth wireless headset on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Robert McRae wears the new Bluetooth wireless headset on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle.

Bluetooth headsets could soon be introduced onto the bridges of Australian frigates thanks to the enterprise and innovation of two young engineers onboard HMAS Newcastle.

Melbourne celebrates 25 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Robert White (author), LSCSO David Gregg (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne crew celebrates the 25th anniversary of Melbourne's commissioning at Fleet Base East after a successful first of class flight trials period. (photo: LSCSO David Gregg)

HMAS Melbourne crew celebrates the 25th anniversary of Melbourne's commissioning at Fleet Base East after a successful first of class flight trials period.

HMAS Melbourne has celebrated 25 years since she entered service with the Royal Australian Navy, proving her motto, ‘She gathers strength as she goes’.

Danes try Navy HATS on for size

Published on by LCDR Jeffery Choat (author)

The Royal Australian Navy’s reputation for delivering world-class training received a boost when five members of the Royal Danish Navy visited HMAS Albatross to learn how the Fleet Air Arm teaches pilots and aircrew.
 (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy’s reputation for delivering world-class training received a boost when five members of the Royal Danish Navy visited HMAS Albatross to learn how the Fleet Air Arm teaches pilots and aircrew.

The Royal Australian Navy’s reputation for delivering world-class training received a boost when five members of the Royal Danish Navy visited HMAS Albatross to learn how the Fleet Air Arm teaches pilots and aircrew.

Diving into partnership provides an edge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Clearance Divers and support staff from both Australian Clearance Diving Team Four and the United States Explosives Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five outside the Team's building. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Clearance Divers and support staff from both Australian Clearance Diving Team Four and the United States Explosives Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five outside the Team's building.

A United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit journeyed to Perth in Western Australia recently, to train with Australian Clearance Divers, building relationships and exchanging ideas.