At a Promotions and Awards Ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus on Friday 1st of November 2013, 14 presentations made before assembled Ships Company personnel, family and friends, with the last presentation made to six year old Isabel York.
2013 proved to be a very busy year for HMAS Sydney. The warship travelled to Hobart in the south to Busan in the North, Mackay in the East and Fremantle in the West and many other ports along the way.
Over the past 18 months, the New Generation Navy's Embed Signature Behaviours Team has delivered Crucial Performance Conversations Courses across Australia to help Navy people to communicate more effectively. Recently, the ESB Team enabled Navy's overseas personnel to take advantage of this training.
When FIMA was renamed FSU, the newly appointed General Manager, Mr Jason Aquilina, was looking to drive positive change in a number of key areas, including team building, communication and safety.
The New Zealand Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral (RADM) Jack Steer, thanked Royal Australian Navy personnel for their contribution within the last year in assisting the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in various operations from onboard HMNZS Wellington.
Between 27 May and 13 October 2013, the men and women of HMAS Newcastle were deployed in the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Operation SLIPPER.
At the start of October, Mr Chris Demetri was presented with his ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin.
The influx of visiting warships to HMAS Cairns has provided local Port Services Manager, Lieutenant Commander Peter Mellick a chance to consolidate his pilotage skills a little faster than usual.
The crew of HMAS Bathurst were able to take a break from patrolling the line at Christmas Island for Operation RESOLUTE recently so they could enjoy the Bathurst 1000 Race.
A chance to deploy as part of HMAS Mermaid’s ship’s company to conduct soundings in Dawson Strait, Papua New Guinea, was too good an opportunity for former Papua New Guinea native, Leading Seaman Bart Tiro to pass up.