In an historically significant moment, a Royal Australian Navy ship has visited Bangladesh. HMAS Childers, an Armidale Class Patrol Boat, pulled alongside the Port of Chittagong to the welcoming sound of the Bangladesh Navy Band and as soon as the gangway was across, local school children presented the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Brough, RAN with fresh flowers.
Last week, the ships company of HMAS Choules held a clear lower deck to witness the award of the Spada Shield, which is awarded to the Royal Australian Navy Surface Force unit that has excelled in all aspects of operations, safety, reliability, warfare and unit level training, and the Pakistan Shield (Major), which is awarded to the Major Fleet unit with a crew size over 100 that has achieved the highest standard of sporting performance.
The crew of HMAS Childers has enjoyed a memorable port visit to Myanmar, which resulted in new friendships and provided the Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew with life-long memories.
The Deputy Chief of Navy has reminded all Navy people of their responsibilities when using social media.
The Royal Australian Navy has accepted the first two MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters to be introduced into service in 2014, at a ceremony held at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida.
MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter crews will soon be able to operate with increased safety in dusty conditions, thanks to an extensive test program that was conducted at the Mount Stewart Training Area to determine how to best overcome the dangers associated with 'brownouts.'
HMAS Choules held centre stage for Australia Day festivities in Sydney Harbour this weekend.
The Royal Australian Navy’s Deployable Geospatial Support Team returned this week from an important six week Antarctic mission to collect essential data for nautical navigational charts and scientific research.
Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe has made a welcomed move back to her home state of Queensland where she took over the role of Executive Officer at shore establishment HMAS Cairns this week.
The article in the Sydney Morning Herald entitled ‘Submarine fleet a gold plated farce facing a reckoning’ which appeared on Monday 20th January contains a number of errors of fact.