Topic: Fleet Base East

Cristobal Colon arrives in Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

ESPS Christobal Colon of the Spanish Amarda arrives in Sydney Harbour. The crew of ESPS Christobal Colon will be helping to train and familiarise crew's of Australia's Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

ESPS Christobal Colon of the Spanish Amarda arrives in Sydney Harbour. The crew of ESPS Christobal Colon will be helping to train and familiarise crew's of Australia's Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers.

HMA Ships DarwinMelbourne and Parramatta have escorted the Spanish Armada's Cristobal Colon into Sydney Harbour as part of her role in providing platform and familiarisation training to Australian personnel.

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.

Classes prove a hit for Navy

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSPTI Zac Stanley (photographer)

The first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class held at HMAS Kuttabul, with instructor Ash Noble (front, middle). (photo: LSPTI Zac Stanley)

The first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class held at HMAS Kuttabul, with instructor Ash Noble (front, middle).

The recent acceptance of martial arts into the list of approved sports by the Australian Defence Force Sports Council, and subsequent introduction of classes at HMAS Kuttabul, has proven a real 'hit' - keeping Navy members 'fit to fight'.

Aviation Technician holds serve

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

R-L: Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson hands the winner of the Carr Cup to Leading Seaman Avionics Technician Tom Holder at the 2017 Carr Cup singles tournament held at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

R-L: Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson hands the winner of the Carr Cup to Leading Seaman Avionics Technician Tom Holder at the 2017 Carr Cup singles tournament held at HMAS Kuttabul.

A big serve and an aggressive game helped Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tim Holder win the 2017 Carr Cup, the Royal Australian Navy’s singles tennis competition.

Anzac straight into work up

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Patrick Holmes (author)

A Boatswains Mate mans the Browning 12.7mm machine gun on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Anzac during a Force Protection departure from Fleet Base. (photo: ABEW Blayse Kund)

A Boatswains Mate mans the Browning 12.7mm machine gun on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Anzac during a Force Protection departure from Fleet Base.

HMAS Anzac departed Fleet Base East in Sydney for the first time in 2017 in style - in formation with HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta.