Topic: Submarine Force
Serving and ex-serving members and the general public gathered at the Rockingham Naval Memorial Park for the 30th anniversary of the loss of Able Seaman Underwater Controller Submarines Hugh Markcrow and Seaman Underwater Controller Damien Humphreys whom were both lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.
A squally Careening Bay bounded past and present members of the Navy family, who stood shoulder-to-shoulder to mark the 30th anniversary of the loss of two Australian submariners lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.
Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, (left) with graduates of the Submarine Warfare Officers' Course at HMAS Watson, US Navy Lieutenant Roger Terry; Royal Canadian Navy Lieutenant Poul Mathiesen; Lieutenant Ben Sweetenham; with Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer; and graduates Lieutenant Regina Campbell; Lieutenant William Hartridge and US Navy Lieutenant Nathan Whitelaw, with Commodore Training Commodore Michael Rothwell.
Navy’s submarine capability has continued to grow, with the 'silent service' recently adding their largest cohort of Submarine Warfare Officers in 20 years.
Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb's father Mr Warren Webb presents his son with his new name badge featuring dolphins at a submarine qualification ceremony held at Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.
Twelve new sailors joined the Submarine service at a ceremony in Western Australia on 13 November. It was a very special day for Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb, who was presented his 'dolphins' by his father, Mr Warren Webb.
Chief Petty Officer Lee Webster talks to Submarine Force personnel about the Project Innovation mentoring program at Submarine Training Systems Centre, Western Australia.
A submariner Lieutenant and Chief Petty Officer are at the centre of a mentoring program to help develop the future of the silent service.
With his family and senior officers from the Submarine Force, including Captain Matthew Buckley Commander Submarine Force in attendance, Lieutenant Michael Power is presented the Sword of Excellence for the Dux of Submarine Warfare Officers Course by Mr Eric Gaschk, Deputy Site Executive for Raytheon WA on behalf of Training Authority - Submarines.
Members of the submarine community recently gathered in an informal environment to recognise the achievements of some of their personnel.