Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

Sea Series in full swing

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), Annual Journal of the 8th/9th Battalion (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ashley Papp, CSM, RAN, addresses guests attending the Kids in Need 'Worlds Largest Open House' launch event in 2017 at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ashley Papp, CSM, RAN, addresses guests attending the Kids in Need 'Worlds Largest Open House' launch event in 2017 at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Five weeks, three ships, 2000 uniforms and civilians, four dogs and a sheep! Task Group Operations are always challenging. Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ash Papp answered a few questions for us, during Exercise SEA EXPLORER off the North Queensland coast.

 

Amphibious forces join for major exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), PTE Cameron Sykes (photographer)

Landing craft return to HMAS Canberra on completion of training activities during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2018. (photo: PTE Cameron Sykes)

Landing craft return to HMAS Canberra on completion of training activities during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2018.

Navy’s amphibious focus has shifted into top gear with two Task Groups now deployed across the region.

 

Chief of Navy makes final ship visit

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The Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, (centre in white vest) with the flight deck crew of HMAS Canberra during his last visit to a ship at sea as CN. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, (centre in white vest) with the flight deck crew of HMAS Canberra during his last visit to a ship at sea as CN.

The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has visited the Task Group supporting the Sea Raider series of exercises in North Queensland.

 

Two’s company for LHDs

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMA Ships Adelaide (right) and Canberra depart Sydney Harbour, NSW (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMA Ships Adelaide (right) and Canberra depart Sydney Harbour, NSW

The Navy’s two largest ships have departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney today bound for exercises off Australia’s east coast and northern waters.

 

Aviation Support Trainees approach graduation

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Aviation Support Trainees are presented with a realistic simulation of a helicopter crash. As part of the fire and rescue component of their course, trainees were required to battle a fire, secure the aircraft and rescue the aircrew. (photo: Unknown)

Aviation Support Trainees are presented with a realistic simulation of a helicopter crash. As part of the fire and rescue component of their course, trainees were required to battle a fire, secure the aircraft and rescue the aircrew.

With just a couple of weeks until graduation, the heat is definitely on for the 14 Aviation Support (AVN) trainees who have just completed the firefighting and rescue phase of their 19 week course.

 

HMAS Canberra hosts French President

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French President Emmanuel Macron addresses media, invited guests and Defence personnel onboard HMAS Canberra during his visit to Sydney on Wednesday. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses media, invited guests and Defence personnel onboard HMAS Canberra during his visit to Sydney on Wednesday.

French President Emmanuel Macron seized an opportunity to meet with Royal Australian Navy personnel during a three day visit to Australia.

 

Task group resupply completed at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

One of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft receives a stores transfer at HMAS Creswell's boat ramp during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

One of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft receives a stores transfer at HMAS Creswell's boat ramp during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

For the first time during an exercise, Navy has conducted a maritime task group resupply without bringing a single ship alongside.

 

Feeding the fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Samantha Wetherspoon in the HMAS Canberra galley during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Samantha Wetherspoon in the HMAS Canberra galley during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

Providing three meals a day to personnel in Navy’s warships is an essential, but often overlooked, element of warfighting capability.

 

Senior Medic up to the challenge

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Rebecca Semmens on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Rebecca Semmens on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

Providing strategic medical information to warships of an Amphibious Task Group is a job well suited to an experienced Senior Sailor.

 

Women are team players in the Navy's future

Published on by CPOB Tony Martin (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brittany Abel on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brittany Abel on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8th March, is the global day recognising the economic, political and social achievements of women. For women in the Navy who make up approximately 21% of the full-time RAN workforce, it is not just another day at sea or ashore but also a day to take pride in their duties and reflect on their role in Navy.