Topic: Frigate Helicopter (FFH)

HMAS Toowoomba returns from seven-month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on 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.

 (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

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.

HMAS 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 Toowoomba brings local home

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Lauren Birch, with daughter Rebecca, after HMAS Toowoomba arrives back to Fleet Base West, WA, after deployment. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Lauren Birch, with daughter Rebecca, after HMAS Toowoomba arrives back to Fleet Base West, WA, after deployment.

A Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer has just returned from a seven-month deployment onboard the Anzac class frigate named after her city of birth.

Australians enjoy a taste of India

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Phillip Goodwin, is welcomed onboard the Indian Navy ship (INS) Sahyadri by the Executive Officer as part of a cross-decking program during Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Phillip Goodwin, is welcomed onboard the Indian Navy ship (INS) Sahyadri by the Executive Officer as part of a cross-decking program during Exercise Kakadu 2018.

A group of sailors and officers from HMAS Stuart were given special VIP treatment recently when the Anzac class frigate conducted a cross-decking of personnel with Indian Navy Ship Sahyadri.

Canadian refuelling a first for Stuart at Kakadu 18

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Chris Leece, on the starboard bridge wing during a replenishment at sea with Canadian Tanker MV Asterix during Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Chris Leece, on the starboard bridge wing during a replenishment at sea with Canadian Tanker MV Asterix during Exercise Kakadu 2018.

Replenishments at sea are business-as-usual in the Royal Australian Navy but new ground was broken recently for HMAS Stuart when the Anzac class frigate took on fuel from Canadian tanker MV Asterix for the first time during Exercise Kakadu 2018.

Navy members enjoy Canadian hospitality, Calgary style

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

L-R: Royal Malaysian Navy officer, Sub Lieutenant Mohammad Izzat; Royal Canadian Navy officer, Lieutenant Evan Park and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Martin Kenny on the flight deck of HMCS Calgary during Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

L-R: Royal Malaysian Navy officer, Sub Lieutenant Mohammad Izzat; Royal Canadian Navy officer, Lieutenant Evan Park and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Martin Kenny on the flight deck of HMCS Calgary during Exercise Kakadu 2018.

Australian and Canadian military ties were further strengthened recently when a group of RAN sailors and officers cross-decked in Royal Canadian Navy Ship Calgary as part of Exercise Kakadu 2018.

WA-based ships depart for deployments

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

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.

Toowoomba techos put training into practice

Published on by LCDR Jason Grivas (author), SBLT Patrick Czakilew (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (MT) Ross Kennedy, Able  Seaman (AB) MT Bradley Chambers, ABMT Corey Bunyan, ABMT Cade Wilks and Seaman MT Ashleigh Pennie repaired the damaged engine over the course of four days whilst HMAS Toowoomba participated in Indo Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: Sub Lieutenant Patrick Czakilew)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (MT) Ross Kennedy, Able Seaman (AB) MT Bradley Chambers, ABMT Corey Bunyan, ABMT Cade Wilks and Seaman MT Ashleigh Pennie repaired the damaged engine over the course of four days whilst HMAS Toowoomba participated in Indo Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Marine technicians and support staff posted to HMAS Toowoomba have rallied together to conduct a complex repair while the ship was overseas on deployment.

IPE completes its final port visits

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Volunteers from HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Toowoomba assist Royal Solomon Islands Police Force personnel with the maintenance of the Seif Ples shelter for abused families during the port visit to Honiara in the Solomon Islands as a part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Volunteers from HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Toowoomba assist Royal Solomon Islands Police Force personnel with the maintenance of the Seif Ples shelter for abused families during the port visit to Honiara in the Solomon Islands as a part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The Australian Defence Force has completed its final two port visits as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, marking the conclusion of a three month journey across the Pacific, working with Pacific Island partners in support of regional prosperity and security.

IPE18 resumes following RIMPAC success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide's departs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Adelaide's departs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC.

Following the successful conclusion of Exercise Rim of the Pacific, the Australian Defence Force has resumed its major maritime activity, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18).

WAMA bearing down on Parramatta

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), IKAD Engineering (photographer)

A diver from commercial diving company Neptune Marine Services works on replacing the A bracket bearings in HMAS Parramatta. This was the first time such a task has been undertaken without the ship being removed from the water. (photo: IKAD Engineering)

A diver from commercial diving company Neptune Marine Services works on replacing the A bracket bearings in HMAS Parramatta. This was the first time such a task has been undertaken without the ship being removed from the water.

A requirement to replace worn underwater bracket bearings in HMAS Parramatta without impacting the ship’s mast upgrade schedule has led to the team at the Warship Asset Management Alliance (WAMA) coming up with a unique and innovative solution.