Section: Fleet

HMAS Anzac's ship's company receives Gloucester Cup for 2012

Published on by LCDR David Perry (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO presents the Gloucester Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Jason Hunter RAN onboard the flight deck of HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO presents the Gloucester Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Jason Hunter RAN onboard the flight deck of HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Recently the prestigious Gloucester Cup was presented to HMAS Anzac’s ship's company, now embarked in HMAS Stuart by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO.

Fleet Support Unit visit Qantas

Published on by LEUT Kate Mathias (author)

FSU visitors to Qantas Maintenance Services (L-R) LEUT Hanlon, CPO Morris, PO Alp, CMDR Peterie, PO Taylor, CPO Simms, Mr Bartlett (Qantas), LEUT Carter, LEUT Robarts, CAPT Irwin, PO Doe, Mr Parker, LEUT Bernard, PO Smith, Mr Baseden, LCDR Tacon. (photo: Unknown)

FSU visitors to Qantas Maintenance Services (L-R) LEUT Hanlon, CPO Morris, PO Alp, CMDR Peterie, PO Taylor, CPO Simms, Mr Bartlett (Qantas), LEUT Carter, LEUT Robarts, CAPT Irwin, PO Doe, Mr Parker, LEUT Bernard, PO Smith, Mr Baseden, LCDR Tacon.

Recently a small group from Fleet Support Unit – Australia (FSU-AUST) undertook an industry visit to Qantas Maintenance Services in Sydney.

Friends from across the sea: HMAS Perth welcomes US Navy visitors

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

U.S. Navy amphibious landing ship USS Germantown steaming in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland during Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

U.S. Navy amphibious landing ship USS Germantown steaming in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland during Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013.

Exercise TALISMAN SABER gave Australian and US Navy sailors the chance to ‘see how the other half live’ when personnel from the Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth and the U.S. Navy amphibious landing ship USS Germantown ‘cross decked’.

Canberra’s Amphibious Department upskilling to drive new watercraft

Published on by LSBM Andrew Downey (author), LSBM Andrew Downey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Michael Hines from NUSHIP Canberra stands on the LCM-8 directing the vessel master as they approach the dock of HMAS Choules. (photo: LSBM Andrew Downey)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Michael Hines from NUSHIP Canberra stands on the LCM-8 directing the vessel master as they approach the dock of HMAS Choules.

NUSHIP Canberra amphibious department sailors were among the first to attend a dedicated Navy LCM-8 Advanced Marine Specialist course held at Army’s Ross Island Barracks in Townsville.

TALISMAN SABER 13 from a Spanish point of view

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Christopher Thornton (author), PO Carmen Ciudad (photographer), SMN Carlos Cabrera (photographer)

MIDN Jacob Hobbs receives instructions to participate in flight operations training on SPS Cantabria. (photo: Indalecio Nuñez Quinteiro)

MIDN Jacob Hobbs receives instructions to participate in flight operations training on SPS Cantabria.

The RAN Contingent and Armada crew on ESPS Cantabria head home after a lengthy but fulfilling deployment in support of Talisman Saber 13 (TS13).

Clearing the Sea Training Backlog

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Commander Individual Training (CIT), CMDR Marc Pavillard RAN, (right) discusses the current status of the training pipeline with the new incoming CIT Commander Andrew Fraser RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commander Individual Training (CIT), CMDR Marc Pavillard RAN, (right) discusses the current status of the training pipeline with the new incoming CIT Commander Andrew Fraser RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney.

The ‘sea training backlog’ has been reduced by 70 per cent since 2011 through the  improved control of the training pipeline according to the figures in Training Force.

Sirius Breaks Records

Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author)

HMAS Sirius conducts Underway Replenishment with USS Bonhomme Richard (photo: )

HMAS Sirius conducts Underway Replenishment with USS Bonhomme Richard

HMAS Sirius has concluded her participation in Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 (TS13). The Exercise, held every two years, is the largest combined air, land and sea military training exercise regularly undertaken by the ADF and forces from the United States. These combined exercises aim to improve training and the ability of the ADF and United States military to operate with each other.

Undewater Robots Used for Exercise Mapping

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), CPL Jake Sims (photographer)

Defence Science and Technology Organisation engineers James Gourley (left) and Phil Jackson retrieve a Slocum Glider off the coast of Yeppoon, Queensland, as part of the buildup to Exercise Talisman Saber 2013. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

Defence Science and Technology Organisation engineers James Gourley (left) and Phil Jackson retrieve a Slocum Glider off the coast of Yeppoon, Queensland, as part of the buildup to Exercise Talisman Saber 2013.

A Defence Science Technology Organisation (DSTO) team was deployed to the Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 exercise area in early July to demonstrate and evaluate the potential Defence benefits of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for long duration remote sensing of the under sea environment.


Fleet Air Arm Museum honours Windy Geale

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Memorabilia of the late Lieutenant Commander Robert Edward Norman 'Windy' Geale, MBE, RAN (rtd), donated by the Geale family to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Memorabilia of the late Lieutenant Commander Robert Edward Norman 'Windy' Geale, MBE, RAN (rtd), donated by the Geale family to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra, New South Wales.

The Windy Geale Archive and Library was named at a ceremony at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra on 25th July in a fitting tribute to a man known for his encyclopedic knowledge of the people, places and events associated with the Fleet Air Arm.

Australian Clearance Diving Team One demonstrate Maritime Counter Terrorism-Explosive Ordnance Disposal skills

Published on by LEUT Ryan Kelly (author)

CPOCD Darren Smith (R) from Australian Clearance Diving Team One shows Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett AM, CSC, RAN some of the equipment the Clearance Divers use on missions. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

CPOCD Darren Smith (R) from Australian Clearance Diving Team One shows Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett AM, CSC, RAN some of the equipment the Clearance Divers use on missions.

Australian Clearance Diving Team One (AUSCDT ONE) recently showcased their newly developed Maritime Counter Terrorism-Explosive Ordnance Disposal (MCT-EOD) capability to Fleet Command.