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HMAS Anzac arrives in Fleet Base East after completing her South East Asia Deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ronald Trigg (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Welcome back and BZ to HMAS Anzac - home today after a 3 month deployment to South East Asia. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Welcome back and BZ to HMAS Anzac - home today after a 3 month deployment to South East Asia.

Helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has returned to Fleet Base East after a three month South East Asia Deployment as part of a three ship Task Unit with HMA Ships Success and Toowoomba. Since departing Fleet Base East in March, Anzac has visited seven ports in six nations, participated in two international exercises, conducted passage exercises with French, Royal Thai and Philippines navies and travelled a total of 13,000 nautical miles.

Amphibious forces join for major exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), PTE Cameron Sykes (photographer)

Landing craft return to HMAS Canberra on completion of training activities during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2018. (photo: PTE Cameron Sykes)

Landing craft return to HMAS Canberra on completion of training activities during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2018.

Navy’s amphibious focus has shifted into top gear with two Task Groups now deployed across the region.

 

Navy helps Bofors gun find a new home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Facilities Manager Fleet Support Unit-West, Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders, kneels beside the restored Bofors 40/60 gun at the Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Facilities Manager Fleet Support Unit-West, Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders, kneels beside the restored Bofors 40/60 gun at the Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek, Western Australia.

A 40/60 Bofors gun has found a new home at the Aviation Heritage Museum after a combined effort from Navy, the Aviation Heritage Museum and the Western Australian Museum to prepare the gun for display.

 

Fleet Air Arm forum uncovers great ideas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Peter Kenworthy (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM RAN (COMAUSFLT), Lieutenant Commander Craig Castlewith his certificate for a navy silver level commendation and Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN (COMFAA) at the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM RAN (COMAUSFLT), Lieutenant Commander Craig Castlewith his certificate for a navy silver level commendation and Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN (COMFAA) at the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank.

The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) Innovative Behaviours Program continues to produce results to get the best from the Navy’s maritime aviation warfare capabilities.

Navy Fleet Support Unit cuts Leopard Tank in half

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Marcus Mariani (author), MAJ Paul Handel (photographer)

A trial fit of the turret on the hull after both had been cut. (photo: MAJ Paul Handel)

A trial fit of the turret on the hull after both had been cut.

Navy’s Fleet Support Unit – South East has completed a very unusual job for their Army friends.

 

RASamataz top of the pops as HMA Ships return from SEAD

Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 2018.

HMAS Success ship’s band, RASamataz, has played live to a captive audience as the RAN 'Battle Tanker' topped up HMAS Toowoomba, during their South East Asia Deployment.

 

Navy Airborne Survey for Papua New Guinea waters

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Mr Matt Collins (photographer)

LADS flight Dash 8 200 aircraft on the runway in Rabaul, New Guinea. In the background is the volcano which erupted in 1994, resulting in most of the habitants of Rabaul moving further around Rabaul Harbour to Kokopo. (photo: Mr Matt Collins)

LADS flight Dash 8 200 aircraft on the runway in Rabaul, New Guinea. In the background is the volcano which erupted in 1994, resulting in most of the habitants of Rabaul moving further around Rabaul Harbour to Kokopo.

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight has just commenced a five week deployment to Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

Quilts appreciated by team on operations

Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga shipmates, Lieutenant Thomas Liley (left) and Chaplain Stephen Hutchinson proudly hold their quilts, made by Aussie Hero Quilts, during the ship’s deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga shipmates, Lieutenant Thomas Liley (left) and Chaplain Stephen Hutchinson proudly hold their quilts, made by Aussie Hero Quilts, during the ship’s deployment to Operation MANITOU.

There are a just a few things that help make a deployment away from family and friends bearable - emails and phone calls home, letters and care packages and quilts and laundry bags made by Aussie Hero Quilts.

 

Australia passes CTF150 command to Brits

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Mark Doran (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore (CDRE) Mal Wise hands over the Baton of Command to Royal Navy officer, CDRE Steve Moorhouse, during the Combined Task Force 150 transfer of authority ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain. (photo: SGT Mark Doran)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore (CDRE) Mal Wise hands over the Baton of Command to Royal Navy officer, CDRE Steve Moorhouse, during the Combined Task Force 150 transfer of authority ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

Nineteen boardings, 3.1 tonnes of heroin and 36 tonnes of hashish seized and destroyed, and over $2.7 billion AUD removed from terrorist networks.

 

Ceremony honours Indigenous veterans

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

Issac Jones performs a traditional dance with the Wesley College Dancers at the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration at Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Issac Jones performs a traditional dance with the Wesley College Dancers at the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration at Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia.

Indigenous veterans past and present were remembered recently at a commemoration held at the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park.