A variety of Navy, Australian Defence Vessel and Department of Maritime Services craft alongside HMAS Waterhen, just before HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon departed for their north-east Asia deployment. Vessels include a Cape Class Patrol Boat, Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel Sycamore, LHD Landing Craft, DMS Seahorse Mercator and Minehunter Coastals.
Three decades ago there was debate about whether or not the small establishment of HMAS
Waterhen was surplus to Defence requirements.
Reviewing Officer, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, inspects the graduating officers and sailors of the Joint Helicopter School No.1 Pilot, Aviation Warfare Officer and Aircrewman Courses at 723 Squadron HMAS Albatross, NSW.
The first intake of Army and Navy Pilots, Aviation Warfare Officers and Aircrew has graduated from 723 Squadron/Joint Helicopter School.
HMAS Albatross celebrates 70 years with a cake cut by (L-R) Lieutenant Commander Bob Kyle; Seaman Aviation Support Kimberley Carter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN; and Fleet Air Arm Museum curator Terry Hetherington.
Albatross, home to Royal Australian Navy aviation, has celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment’s commissioning.
Able Seaman Mitchell Sama utilises the Positive Air Breathing Apparatus while conducting maintenance on an MRH-90 Taipan Multi Role Helicopter at 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.
For Leading Seaman Brad Watson and Able Seaman Ben Price, recent advice that ‘portable breathing apparatus rigs are now cleared for release and ready for collection’, represented the realisation of a concept they developed to improve the way Navy does business when using harmful chemicals.
Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Allan Winning, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ben Kemp and Defence Civilian Bruce Fox testing the Critical Incident Response Vehicle at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
A resourceful team at HMAS
Cerberus has put their ingenuity to the test in making a remotely operated, land-based drone for use in emergencies on-base.
September 05, 2018 by Mr John Perryman (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), Air Marshal Leo Davies (photographer)
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial. (L-R) Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret'd); Chairman of the Australian War Memorial Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, AC; former HMAS Sydney sailor Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry, CSM; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, has gifted significant items from HMAS
Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial.
September 02, 2018 by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)
Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Nikolai Gunn-Brockhoff enjoys a cuddle with 11 month old son Leon after HMAS Toowoomba returned home to Fleet Base West after a long and busy seven month deployment.
Toowoomba has returned to its homeport of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia, after the ship’s longest deployment to date, successfully contributing to seven Task Groups in seven months.
HMAS Sirius, with lines connected to USS Michael Murphy, passes F76 fuel during a Replenishment at Sea on the way to Australia’s top end for Exercise KAKADU.
Sirius achieved an important milestone recently when she successfully completed Replenishment at Sea (RAS) number 576 by supplying fuel to Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Michael Murphy during her transit to Exercise KAKADU 2018.
Published on August 29, 2018 by Mr James McPherson (author), Ms Kerrie Moore (author), Wildbear TV (videographer)
RAN members, hosted by industry partner Thales, participating in the Navy FSU Technical Mastery Secondment Program at Fleet Base East.
Navy’s Fleet Support Unit regularly outplaces members with a variety of Defence industry partners to share skills and experience.
August 28, 2018 by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)
Family and friends farewell loved ones as HMAS Stuart departs Fleet Base West, Western Australia.
There were banners, tears and hugs on Diamantina Wharf at Fleet Base West on August 22 as HMA Ships
Sirius and Stuart headed off on deployment.