Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

Two’s company for LHDs

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMA Ships Adelaide (right) and Canberra depart Sydney Harbour, NSW (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMA Ships Adelaide (right) and Canberra depart Sydney Harbour, NSW

The Navy’s two largest ships have departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney today bound for exercises off Australia’s east coast and northern waters.

 

Aviation Support Trainees approach graduation

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Aviation Support Trainees are presented with a realistic simulation of a helicopter crash. As part of the fire and rescue component of their course, trainees were required to battle a fire, secure the aircraft and rescue the aircrew. (photo: Unknown)

Aviation Support Trainees are presented with a realistic simulation of a helicopter crash. As part of the fire and rescue component of their course, trainees were required to battle a fire, secure the aircraft and rescue the aircrew.

With just a couple of weeks until graduation, the heat is definitely on for the 14 Aviation Support (AVN) trainees who have just completed the firefighting and rescue phase of their 19 week course.

 

HMAS Canberra hosts French President

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

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses media, invited guests and Defence personnel onboard HMAS Canberra during his visit to Sydney on Wednesday. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses media, invited guests and Defence personnel onboard HMAS Canberra during his visit to Sydney on Wednesday.

French President Emmanuel Macron seized an opportunity to meet with Royal Australian Navy personnel during a three day visit to Australia.

 

Task group resupply completed at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

One of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft receives a stores transfer at HMAS Creswell's boat ramp during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

One of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft receives a stores transfer at HMAS Creswell's boat ramp during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

For the first time during an exercise, Navy has conducted a maritime task group resupply without bringing a single ship alongside.

 

Feeding the fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Samantha Wetherspoon in the HMAS Canberra galley during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Samantha Wetherspoon in the HMAS Canberra galley during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

Providing three meals a day to personnel in Navy’s warships is an essential, but often overlooked, element of warfighting capability.

 

Senior Medic up to the challenge

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Rebecca Semmens on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Rebecca Semmens on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

Providing strategic medical information to warships of an Amphibious Task Group is a job well suited to an experienced Senior Sailor.

 

Women are team players in the Navy's future

Published on by CPOB Tony Martin (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brittany Abel on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brittany Abel on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8th March, is the global day recognising the economic, political and social achievements of women. For women in the Navy who make up approximately 21% of the full-time RAN workforce, it is not just another day at sea or ashore but also a day to take pride in their duties and reflect on their role in Navy.

 

Canberra tests anti-ship missile defence

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Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Damien Jennings and Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Matthew McPherson manning the console in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Canberra during a Nulka trial as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Damien Jennings and Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Matthew McPherson manning the console in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Canberra during a Nulka trial as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

Amphibious ship HMAS Canberra has tested one of its key defensive capabilities off the south coast of New South Wales.

 

Practice makes perfect

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Canberra fall in on the flight deck while they prepare to conduct a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Sirius, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 18. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

The crew of HMAS Canberra fall in on the flight deck while they prepare to conduct a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Sirius, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 18.

Personnel in HMAS Canberra have wasted no time in honing their seamanship skills ahead of Navy’s premier war fighting activity.

 

HMAS Canberra hosts citizenship ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

The Governor of NSW, His Excellency General, The Honourable David Hurley and his wife Linda (left) join with Chief Petty Officer Lee Hunter (right), wife Jesse and daughter Lilly as Jesse was presented with her certificate of Australian Citizenship onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

The Governor of NSW, His Excellency General, The Honourable David Hurley and his wife Linda (left) join with Chief Petty Officer Lee Hunter (right), wife Jesse and daughter Lilly as Jesse was presented with her certificate of Australian Citizenship onboard HMAS Canberra.

Like many new Australians, Jesse Hunter from Warrington in England chose Australia Day to become an Australian citizen.