Published on by MIDN Emily Tanner (author), French Marine Nationale (photographer)
When more than 25,000 tonnes of steel in the shape of three warships exercise in close proximity to each other, it is an impressive example of each crew's warfighting and seamanship skills. That display occurred when HMAS Newcastle trained with French Navy Ships Dixmude and Surcouf off the coast of Darwin recently.
Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author), Unknown (photographer)
Faced with a number of changes to the ship’s program and to ensure that personnel are fit to fight, HMAS Newcastle has explored alternate options of how to address Individual Readiness shortfalls. Thinking out of the box has allowed a problem to become a challenge and from there, solutions were developed.
Published on by SBLT Iain McMillan (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
Following an extensive patrol off the coast of Africa in the South Indian Ocean while on Operation MANITOU, the crew of HMAS Newcastle recentlyconducted a logistics and respite visit in Port Victoria, Seychelles.