Topic: Frigate Helicopter (FFH)

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.

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.

 

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.

 

Pacific mates take to the pitch for friendlies in Vanuatu

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, presents Commanding Officer RVS Tukuro Kalsaf Graham Alick, with a gift following a friendly soccer match between Vanuatu's Maritime Law Enforcement and HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success during a regional engagement visit to Vanuatu for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, presents Commanding Officer RVS Tukuro Kalsaf Graham Alick, with a gift following a friendly soccer match between Vanuatu's Maritime Law Enforcement and HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success during a regional engagement visit to Vanuatu for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Shortly after arriving in Vanuatu recently the ship’s companies of HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success joined the Vanuatu Police Force for an activity cherished by both nations - sport.

 

Vanuatu visit for ships on Pacific deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

French Ambassador to Vanuatu, Gilles Favret, Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jenny Da Rin, Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Commander Grant Zilko, RAN, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, and New Zealand High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jonathan Schwass, at an official reception onboard HMAS Success during a visit to Vanuatu during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

French Ambassador to Vanuatu, Gilles Favret, Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jenny Da Rin, Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Commander Grant Zilko, RAN, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, and New Zealand High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jonathan Schwass, at an official reception onboard HMAS Success during a visit to Vanuatu during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success have visited Port Vila, Vanuatu to conduct regional engagement activities as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Australian Navy ships in Vanuatu for IPE engagement

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer), ABCSO Rye Huckel (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba is led to Lapetasi Wharf, Port Vila, Vanuatu, by a local pilot boat during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

HMAS Toowoomba is led to Lapetasi Wharf, Port Vila, Vanuatu, by a local pilot boat during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Two Royal Australian Navy ships from Joint Task Group 661.1 have arrived in Vanuatu to conduct the first port visit of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18) program.

Reservists tour HMAS Anzac in Cebu

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author and photographer)

Philippine Navy Reservists view HMAS Anzac's MH60-R helicopter while conducting a ship tour during Exercise LUMBAS 2018, as part of the South East Asia Deployment. (photo: SBLT Max Logan)

Philippine Navy Reservists view HMAS Anzac's MH60-R helicopter while conducting a ship tour during Exercise LUMBAS 2018, as part of the South East Asia Deployment.

Reserve members of the Philippine Navy (PN) were shown an insider’s view of an Anzac-class frigate during a ship tour in Cebu recently.

 

22 years celebrated in Cebu

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Amanda Gorely (centre), with senior officers of the RAN, Philippine Navy and Armed Forces of the Philippines during the Exercise LUMBAS opening ceremony onboard Philippine Navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Amanda Gorely (centre), with senior officers of the RAN, Philippine Navy and Armed Forces of the Philippines during the Exercise LUMBAS opening ceremony onboard Philippine Navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz.

HMAS Anzac has reached 22 years of commissioned service on an eventful day that also marked the opening of bilateral Exercise LUMBAS in Cebu, Philippines.

 

Arunta upgrade marks milestone for frigates

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Arunta during its Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Arunta during its Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia.

The Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance has achieved a critical milestone with the removal of HMAS Arunta’s mast during its Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP).

 

ADF trains with partners at Ex BERSAMA SHIELD 2018

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

HMAS Toowoomba and Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD Lekir (26) dispatch their boarding parties in Toowoomba's rigid hull inflatable boats during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Toowoomba and Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD Lekir (26) dispatch their boarding parties in Toowoomba's rigid hull inflatable boats during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2018.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken to the sea and skies of Malaysia and Singapore to enhance interoperability and strengthen the professional relationships of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) nations.