Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)
When you’re a 25 year old ship, a little nip and tuck is required every so often to keep you looking good and performing at your best.
The Royal Australian and United States navies have proven a potent and agile force when operating together during the opening phases of Exercise TALISMAN SABER 17, which took place in the Northern Territory.
The Shoalhaven region of New South Wales is the breeding ground for many Royal Australian Navy personnel due to two Navy bases being prominent fixtures, one of the latest recruits is St George’s Basin local, now, Midshipman Justin Csucsy.
A retired Royal Australian Navy sailor handed over his 16th bell-rope designed for a naval vessel at a ceremony held for future destroyer Hobart’s provisional acceptance by Defence.
It’s not every day you get to bear witness to a young man diagnosed as a quadriplegic, balance himself on his knees and commence core strength training for the first time but this is exactly what greeted three members from HMAS Melbourne when they visited the ship’s charity, The Next Step.