Five Navy musicians are back in Australia after providing the back bone of support to the Forces Entertainment Tour of Afghanistan.
HMAS Warramunga, got up close and personal with some of the resource platforms in the North West Shelf as it conducted a Presence Patrol in the region.
Personnel onboard HMAS Newcastle have been surprised to find an unexpected sea rider onboard after their recent port visit to Aqaba, Jordan. While patrolling the Red Sea, a small brown owl had taken residence in the starboard hanger and proved to be quite a hit with Newcastle Ship’s Company.
The ship's company of HMAS Newcastle has conducted training exercises with the Royal Jordanian Naval Force in Aqaba, Jordan. The Australian warship is in the Middle East Area of Operations for six months, conducting maritime security patrols as part of Operation SLIPPER.
During recent operations with Commander Task Force 151, HMAS Newcastle planned and conducted Focused Operation SOUTHERN LOOK, an international maritime engagement operation in the Gulf of Aden.
On the 13th of August in the Arabian Sea, HMAS Newcastle reaffirmed an old friendship with the British replenishment ship, RFA Fort Victoria.
With a pipe from the Executive Officer it was all over. The ship and its company had passed the final assessment that began with a Mariner Skills Evaluation back in March and culminated in September with a final Force Protection assessment alongside Diamantina Pier, HMAS Stirling, WA.
Fifteen thousand kilometres away from the polling booths at Australian primary schools and the smell of the fundraising sausage sizzles, members of HMAS Newcastle’s Ship’s Company had their say in the 2013 Australian Federal Election.
Crowds of locals gathered on the shores of Manus Island to watch members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) and HMAS Choules march side by side to commemorate the 34th Anniversary of the Manus Provincial Government Day.
While operating together in the Gulf of Aden, HMAS Newcastle and the UK’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) replenishment ship Fort Victoria, conducted a cross-deck for the day for six lucky sailors.