Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)
For a maritime task group to deploy across the Indo-Pacific region it takes considerable contingency planning across all aspects of modern martime operations. Included in the deployed complement are a range of specialists to provide advice to the task group command.
Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author and photographer), MIDN Skye Yeaman (photographer)
Specialist communications skills are essential on a Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate, and keeping HMAS Darwin connected to her task group is Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley.
Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)
Despite being keen to commence her Middle East mission, as HMAS Warramunga departed for her deployment recently the crew took a special moment on the flight deck to commit the ashes of Able Seaman Douglas Reginald Phillips to the sea.
Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
Navy’s Maritime Trade Operations capability has been provided a remarkable ‘fact-finding’ opportunity to augment planning processes that will protect Australian seaborne trade and the nation’s economic prosperity.