Topic: Establishments, Bases and Headquarters

Top End exercise improves regional security

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Eyles of HMAS Larrakia talks with a member of HMPNGS Moresby boarding party team while conducting boarding party exercise during Exercise Paradise.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Eyles of HMAS Larrakia talks with a member of HMPNGS Moresby boarding party team while conducting boarding party exercise during Exercise Paradise.

The Australian and Papua New Guinean navies have successfully completed Exercise PARADISE off the coast of Darwin, sharing knowledge and rehearsing scenarios to improve regional security and interoperability between the forces.

Joint logistics integral to submarine capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The staff from Fleet Logistics Support Element Submarines, HMAS Stirling, gathers after loading stores on board a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.  (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The staff from Fleet Logistics Support Element Submarines, HMAS Stirling, gathers after loading stores on board a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.

It takes a special logistical effort across the Defence organisation to keep submarines fully equipped to sustain a peak state of capability and operational readiness.

Tradition and ceremony key to crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Admiral Hudson pulls alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The Admiral Hudson pulls alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

With only two boats, the VIP Boat Squadron based at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney is a small, but important part of the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet.

Simulation training for tomorrow

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Lieutenant Chris Standon instructs Midshipman Harrion Rees in the bridge simulator at HMAS Watson.  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Lieutenant Chris Standon instructs Midshipman Harrion Rees in the bridge simulator at HMAS Watson.

The Bridge Training Faculty at HMAS Watson, on the south head of Sydney Harbour, has used simulation systems to deliver effective training to sailors and officers throughout Navy for years but recently the ability to increase training throughput with simulation has been given a boost. 

Future focus for Waterhen

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), CMDR Nick Watson (photographer)

HMAS Waterhen with a large variety of assets alongside, including MATV and Cape Inscription.   (photo: CMDR Nick Watxon)

HMAS Waterhen with a large variety of assets alongside, including MATV and Cape Inscription.

More than three decades ago the continued service of Sydney base, HMAS Waterhen was confirmed as a key component to Navy’s future requirements, and she’s certainly paid back dividends since – but what’s next?