Topic: HMAS Creswell

Deputy Chief of Navy inspects Navy’s finest new officers

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 53 march past as part of the passing out parade, HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 53 march past as part of the passing out parade, HMAS Creswell.

After nineteen weeks of intensive training, seventy-nine Naval Officers from New Entry Officers' Course 53 graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell today.

Clocktower's future is a nod to the past

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Mrs Joan Webber wife of Peter Webber with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, at the official opening of The old Clock Tower Gymnasium, HMAS Creswell. 

Mrs Webber's late husband's wish was to donate his Collection of 12 model sailing ships, which covers 400 years of sailing history, to teh base to be displayed. 
Mr Peter Webber passed away in 2005. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Mrs Joan Webber wife of Peter Webber with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, at the official opening of The old Clock Tower Gymnasium, HMAS Creswell. Mrs Webber's late husband's wish was to donate his Collection of 12 model sailing ships, which covers 400 years of sailing history, to teh base to be displayed. Mr Peter Webber passed away in 2005.

To any naval officer that went through initial training at the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell, the Clocktower Gymnasium is iconic.

Herculean emergency exercise in Shoalhaven

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State Emergency Service and Police members attending to a casualty during Operation HERCULES. (photo: Unknown)

State Emergency Service and Police members attending to a casualty during Operation HERCULES.

HMAS Creswell was flooded with emergency services personnel for all the right reasons recently. The base on the New South Wales south coast hosted Operation HERCULES, a bi-annual multi-agency training exercise.

Trainees trial life at sea in Choules

Published on by MIDN Jake Moir (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Thomas Mackenzie shows Midshipman Ryan Lake of New Entry Officers Course 53 around the bridge of HMAS Choules.  (photo: MIDN Jade Burton)

Sub Lieutenant Thomas Mackenzie shows Midshipman Ryan Lake of New Entry Officers Course 53 around the bridge of HMAS Choules.

HMAS Choules is used to accommodating over 300 embarked forces, but recently she embarked a different kind of force.

Indonesian cadets get 'Aussie' experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(3rd left) Mr Ray Burt, a volunteer at the Albatross Fleet Air Arm Museum, provides a tour to five visiting Indonesian Navy officer cadets, here on an exchange program. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(3rd left) Mr Ray Burt, a volunteer at the Albatross Fleet Air Arm Museum, provides a tour to five visiting Indonesian Navy officer cadets, here on an exchange program.

A group of Indonesian cadets has had a true Australian experience during a two-week visit to Australia recently.

First ever Timor-Leste officer joins Royal Australian Naval College

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author and photographer)

Commander Higineo Neves, Chief of Naval Component Timor-Leste, promotes Midshipman Jacinto Do Nascimento to Sub Lieutenant, during his officer training at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Commander Higineo Neves, Chief of Naval Component Timor-Leste, promotes Midshipman Jacinto Do Nascimento to Sub Lieutenant, during his officer training at HMAS Creswell.

The latest New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) at HMAS Creswell has a very special trainee, one paving the way for his nation and Navy.

Creswell bowled over by Gilchrist visit

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Soaked through from completing a flood stopping exercise are (back L-R) LS Simone Van Dam, LS Ian Weeden, PO Andrew Armstrong and AB Krystopher Haynes (front, L-R) AB Craig Smith, Adam Gilchrist, AB Daniel Stubbs and PO Nickolas Skow. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Soaked through from completing a flood stopping exercise are (back L-R) LS Simone Van Dam, LS Ian Weeden, PO Andrew Armstrong and AB Krystopher Haynes (front, L-R) AB Craig Smith, Adam Gilchrist, AB Daniel Stubbs and PO Nickolas Skow.

HMAS Creswell hosts over 200 visiting groups a year, but a recent arrival generated more than passing interest from ship’s company.

New Entry Officers rise to the challenge

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), MIDN Dean Ryan (photographer)

MIDN Robert McRae, SBLT Denis Oshaliee, MIDN Michael Benjamin and SBLT Phillip Qin of Jervis Division, NEOC 49, at the Noah’s Challenge in Nowra. (photo: MIDN Dean Ryan)

MIDN Robert McRae, SBLT Denis Oshaliee, MIDN Michael Benjamin and SBLT Phillip Qin of Jervis Division, NEOC 49, at the Noah’s Challenge in Nowra.

Officer training is an adventure for some, but not often do trainees get to participate in an adventure race during course.

Outstanding efforts of Creswell’s crew recognised

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Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell, Captain Brett Chandler reads the citation for the Creswell Team Spirit Award for the 2nd quarter of 2013 which was awarded to the HMAS Creswell Physical Training Staff. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell, Captain Brett Chandler reads the citation for the Creswell Team Spirit Award for the 2nd quarter of 2013 which was awarded to the HMAS Creswell Physical Training Staff.

Recognition of the efforts of Navy people is a priority at HMAS Creswell and a recent ‘clear lower deck’ provided an excellent opportunity to congratulate some members of ship’s company on their work.

Historical lessons valuable for training

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Joshua Armstrong (author and photographer), LEUT Andrew Callander (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Steve Delo observes members of New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 49 as they undertake a teamwork activity as part of Exercise DARDANELLES. (photo: LEUT Andrew Callander)

Lieutenant Commander Steve Delo observes members of New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 49 as they undertake a teamwork activity as part of Exercise DARDANELLES.

Ninety-nine years to the day since the declaration of the First World War, New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 49 undertook a series of practical leadership and teamwork exercises modelled on the experiences of one of the first Royal Australian Navy submarine crews.