A Royal Navy Officer recently ‘hitched a ride’ across the Red Sea onboard HMAS Newcastle, while trying to make his way home to England. The unsuspecting Brit got a real surprise when he was greeted on the flight deck of the Australian ship by a long term friend and former RN colleague who had laterally transferred to the Royal Australian Navy some five years earlier.
HMAS Newcastle’s third Replenishment at Sea activity in the Middle East Area of Operations was conducted with the French Command and Replenishment Ship FS Somme.
In July, HMAS Newcastle completed an intensive counter-terrorism focused operation in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden with the multi-national Combined Task Force 150.
HMAS Choules’ Communications and Information Systems team have shown off their instructional skills, conducting visual Morse code training with Papua New Guinea Defence Force personnel from Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island.
At 27 years of age, Lieutenant Albert Moule is responsible for sailing his warship, the Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Melbourne, to the right place, at the right time, in the Middle East Area of Operations.
Today, the Royal Australian Navy warship HMAS Melbourne set sail for a six-month operational deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.
Lollies, home-made biscuits, magazines and photographs of loved ones were just some of the things that made the crew of HMAS Newcastle smile, when the
ship received 460 kilograms of mail in July.
HMAS Newcastle’s specialist Clearance Divers have continued to practice their counter improvised explosive device techniques while at sea in the Middle East Area of Operations.
HMAS Newcastle’s Marine Engineering Department has raised the bar on professional development during the ship's operational deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations, with some impressive results.
HMAS Newcastle has conducted two Replenishment At Sea operations in two weeks with one of the world’s biggest combat supply vessels in the Middle East Area of Operations.