Section: Operations

HMAS Darwin congratulated on operational tour

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

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Darwin in Singapore to congratulate the ships crew on their operational success in the Middle East. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Darwin in Singapore to congratulate the ships crew on their operational success in the Middle East.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has personally thanked the ship's company of HMAS Darwin for their service and sacrifice during five months away conducting patrols in the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU.

Darwin digs deep on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Members from HMAS Darwin showcase their winning items after a charity auction event held onboard HMAS Darwin for the Sir David Martin Foundation Triple Care Farm. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Members from HMAS Darwin showcase their winning items after a charity auction event held onboard HMAS Darwin for the Sir David Martin Foundation Triple Care Farm.

Over the course of HMAS Darwin’s deployment to the Middle East, the ship’s company actively pursued a different mission; to raise funds for the Sir David Martin Foundation, the ship’s chosen charity. 

Australian-US military memories preserved

Published on by LEUT Richard Morris (author), Unknown (photographer)

US Navy Personnel Lieutenant Sam Ward USN  and EMN1 Shawn Milender from sister ship, the 688 Los Angeles Class Nuclear Submarine USS HOUSTON, who embarked in HMAS PERTH for the passage from FBW to Jakarta to participate in the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the wreck sites of HMAS Perth I and USS Houston II (photo: Unknown)

US Navy Personnel Lieutenant Sam Ward USN and EMN1 Shawn Milender from sister ship, the 688 Los Angeles Class Nuclear Submarine USS HOUSTON, who embarked in HMAS PERTH for the passage from FBW to Jakarta to participate in the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the wreck sites of HMAS Perth I and USS Houston II

Joint maritime military history has been marked with sailors from Australia and the United States commemorating the loss of ships during the Second World War, in the waters where the ships sank.

Australian surgical team saves US soldier

This article has photo gallery Published on by Captain James Hook (author), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer)

A Task Group Taji medical team operates on a Coalition soldier while deployed in Iraq, from left: Royal Australian Air Force General Surgeon Squadron Leader Daron Cunningham, Australian Army Anaesthetist Colonel Michael Reade (rear), Royal Australian Navy Orthopaedic Surgeon Commander Ian Young (second right) and Royal Australian Navy Perioperative Nurse Lieutenant Meg Frugtniet.  (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

A Task Group Taji medical team operates on a Coalition soldier while deployed in Iraq, from left: Royal Australian Air Force General Surgeon Squadron Leader Daron Cunningham, Australian Army Anaesthetist Colonel Michael Reade (rear), Royal Australian Navy Orthopaedic Surgeon Commander Ian Young (second right) and Royal Australian Navy Perioperative Nurse Lieutenant Meg Frugtniet.

An Australian tri-service medical team on active service in Iraq has successfully removed the appendix of an American soldier.

Baghdad deployment completes for Navy Medical Officer

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Commander Task Group Taji 3 Colonel Andrew Lowe dismisses the parade marking the Transfer of Authority of the Task Group at the Taji Military Complex in Iraq.  (photo: SGT Joshua Powell)

Commander Task Group Taji 3 Colonel Andrew Lowe dismisses the parade marking the Transfer of Authority of the Task Group at the Taji Military Complex in Iraq.

Navy Medical Officer, Commander Ian Young, was among the 300 Australian Defence Force and 105 New Zealand Defence Force personnel from the second rotation of Task Group Taji which completed six months of active service in Iraq earlier this month.

Middle East mission for WA-based frigate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Family and friends bid farewell to HMAS Perth as the ship departs for the Middle East Region from Fleet Base West, HMS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Family and friends bid farewell to HMAS Perth as the ship departs for the Middle East Region from Fleet Base West, HMS Stirling.

Families and friends braved the coldest day Perth has experienced for some time on 7 June to farewell HMAS Perth as the ship sailed for duties as part of Operation MANITOU.

Perth prepares for MANITOU

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Perth's Ships company on the forecastle of the ship alongside at Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling, W.A. (photo: CPO Damian Pawlenko)

HMAS Perth's Ships company on the forecastle of the ship alongside at Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling, W.A.

HMAS Perth’s 192 men and women will farewell their loved ones and depart for the Middle East today.

French cross-deck for HMAS Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gormann (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABBM Isaac Ingui (photographer)

HMAS Darwin conducts a cross-deck opportunity with French frigate FNS Nivose in waters off the African coast.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin conducts a cross-deck opportunity with French frigate FNS Nivose in waters off the African coast.

HMAS Darwin conducted a unique international engagement opportunity with French Navy Ship Nivôse, a Florèal class frigate, during their third patrol as part of Operation MANITOU. 

HMAS Darwin intercepts 952kg of drugs in the Middle East

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Members of HMAS Darwin intercept a dhow off the coast of Africa.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Members of HMAS Darwin intercept a dhow off the coast of Africa.

HMAS Darwin has seized almost one tonne of heroin during three consecutive vessel interceptions off the coast of Africa as part of Operation MANITOU. 

On yer bike on operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author and photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel from Task Group Afghanistan pose with their bicycles and other vehicles they use to get around their base at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. (photo: WO2 Andrew Hetherington)

Australian Defence Force personnel from Task Group Afghanistan pose with their bicycles and other vehicles they use to get around their base at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

Deploying to Afghanistan, cyclists might expect to hang up the helmet and lycra, but some Australian Defence Force personnel have found a simple way to keep fit and conduct their day-to-day work efficiently.