Section: Fleet

South-West welcome for Anzac

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author and photographer)

HMAS Anzac is welcomed to Albany by Harbour Master CAPT Gary Wilson and Southern Ports Authority personnel for her first visit since 2014. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

HMAS Anzac is welcomed to Albany by Harbour Master CAPT Gary Wilson and Southern Ports Authority personnel for her first visit since 2014.

HMAS Anzac has arrived in her adopted home port of Albany for a short respite visit after a number of weeks honing war fighting skills in Western Australian waters.

Watson's wonderful place of worship

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chaplain Colin Tett, RAN, stands out the front of the HMAS Watson chapel. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Chaplain Colin Tett, RAN, stands out the front of the HMAS Watson chapel.

Whitewashed walls and giant windows of HMAS Watson’s chapel shine like a beacon in the morning sun atop Sydney’s South Head.

Fleet's support capability gets Sirius boost

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Sirius passes the Sydney Opera House to commence her journey back to her home port in Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Sirius passes the Sydney Opera House to commence her journey back to her home port in Western Australia.

The Royal Australian Navy’s replenishment capability is operating at capacity once again with HMAS Sirius back in the brine after four months of maintenance at Captain Cook Graving Dock, Garden Island.

Real-time readiness for Adelaide’s medical team

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Aircrewman from HMAS Adelaide conduct helicopter winching during Aeromedical Evacuation training on the flight deck during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Aircrewman from HMAS Adelaide conduct helicopter winching during Aeromedical Evacuation training on the flight deck during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017.

Navy’s frontline medical staff in HMAS Adelaide have been training as they would fight in a recent aero-medical evacuation scenario off the south west Australian coast.

Forces integrate during multi-nation exercise

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

An embarked MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts a vertical replenishment, as HMAS Success transfers fuel to Adelaide during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

An embarked MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts a vertical replenishment, as HMAS Success transfers fuel to Adelaide during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

Warships from Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Spain are currently exercising off the Western Australian coast honing war-fighting skills and enhancing joint operating procedures.

Romeo keen to explore capabilities

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta's MH60-R helicopter, Black Jack, waits on the flight deck ready for refuelling during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17, off the coast of Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta's MH60-R helicopter, Black Jack, waits on the flight deck ready for refuelling during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17, off the coast of Western Australia.

HMAS Parramatta’s anti submarine capabilities were put to the test recently as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER, being held off the Western Australian coast.

Bravo, bravo to outgoing Seahawk

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Lieutenant Luke Mein from 816 Squadron in the cockpit of Seahawk S70B-2 which is on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Lieutenant Luke Mein from 816 Squadron in the cockpit of Seahawk S70B-2 which is on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

This year’s Avalon International Airshow marks a changing of the guard for the Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter fleet.

Navy's Avalon eyes in the skies

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author)

Engineering Manager with the Navy Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit, Lieutenant Commander Matt Hyam inspects the Schiebel Camcopter S100 Unmanned air System on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Engineering Manager with the Navy Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit, Lieutenant Commander Matt Hyam inspects the Schiebel Camcopter S100 Unmanned air System on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

Not all aircraft at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon actually have pilots – just ask the team at the Navy Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit.

Navy invests in vests

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kerin Young (front) displays the Boarding Life Jacket Load Bearing on the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jarryd Parsons at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kerin Young (front) displays the Boarding Life Jacket Load Bearing on the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jarryd Parsons at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

Sailors at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon have had a very important piece of new kit to show the public.

Birthday battle ensign hoisted in Parramatta

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta flies her Battle Ensign at sunset to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Australian White Ensign. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta flies her Battle Ensign at sunset to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Australian White Ensign.

Usually birthdays take a back seat in the middle of a multi-national war-fighting exercise, but the birthday of a Navy and the flag under which she serves is the exception.