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Sailor's career begins and ends with Newcastle

Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Shane Bellingham communicates via sound powered headset from the gun directional platform of HMAS Newcastle during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Shane Bellingham communicates via sound powered headset from the gun directional platform of HMAS Newcastle during AUSINDEX 2019.

A Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer’s career began in HMAS Newcastle and will end in the same ship.

Cricket royalty helps Aussie and Indian sailors combine forces

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Parsons (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Special guest Glenn McGrath (right) observes as the coin is tossed at the start of a friendly cricket match between combined Royal Australian Navy and Indian teams at the Prince of Arcot cricket ground in Chennai, India as part of AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Special guest Glenn McGrath (right) observes as the coin is tossed at the start of a friendly cricket match between combined Royal Australian Navy and Indian teams at the Prince of Arcot cricket ground in Chennai, India as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

Cricket legend Glenn McGrath opened a cricket game between Australian and Indian sailors during AUSINDEX 2019.

Cultural welcome to Sri Lanka

Published on by LSIS Jake Badior (author and photographer)

Personnel from the Sri Lankan Navy invited ADF members on stage after presenting a cultural dance display in Colombo during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Personnel from the Sri Lankan Navy invited ADF members on stage after presenting a cultural dance display in Colombo during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Members of HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle were given a warm welcome by the Sri Lankan Navy when they recently arrived in Colombo.

Striving for success at AUSINDEX in India

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Collins leads a Task Group formation while sailing in the Bay of Bengal as part of AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Collins leads a Task Group formation while sailing in the Bay of Bengal as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

Exercise AUSINDEX 2019 has commenced with the largest naval group Australia has ever sent to India.

Helos hop from deck to deck to prove combined air capabilities at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

An Indian Navy Sea King helicopter lands on HMAS Canberra during cross-deck training exercises during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

An Indian Navy Sea King helicopter lands on HMAS Canberra during cross-deck training exercises during AUSINDEX 2019.

Indian and Australian air crews have highlighted their navies’ interoperability during AUSINDEX in the Bay of Bengal this month.

Floating hospital gives greater care on HMAS Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jake Badior (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Canberra's aeromedical evacuation team conduct a training exercise during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra, Able Seaman Medic Steven Moyle and Royal Australian Air Force officer Wing Commander Shane Brun. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Members of HMAS Canberra's aeromedical evacuation team conduct a training exercise during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra, Able Seaman Medic Steven Moyle and Royal Australian Air Force officer Wing Commander Shane Brun.

Standing among doctors, physicians and primary health care practitioners, it looks, smells and feels like any other hospital – but it is floating on the ocean.

Warm welcome for major naval exercise

Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

(L-R) Commander Task Group 661.1 Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, and Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, are greeted to Visakhapatnam Naval Base by Indian Navy Command Protocol Officer Commander Ravi Rastogi to begin AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

(L-R) Commander Task Group 661.1 Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, and Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, are greeted to Visakhapatnam Naval Base by Indian Navy Command Protocol Officer Commander Ravi Rastogi to begin AUSINDEX 2019.

HMAS Newcastle was slowly guided into dock by the harbour master at Visakhapatnam Port in the Indian sub-continent on a breathless, humid day.

Cricket and cam cream make for fun visit

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Elizabeth Miller from HMAS Success and a child from the Government Children's Home for Boys in Visakhapatnam, India dance to the music played by the Australian Army Band during a visit by Australian Defence Force personnel as part of AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Elizabeth Miller from HMAS Success and a child from the Government Children's Home for Boys in Visakhapatnam, India dance to the music played by the Australian Army Band during a visit by Australian Defence Force personnel as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

A classroom full of bright eyes and beaming smiles greeted members of the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR Joint Task Force when they visited the Government Children’s Home for Boys in Visakhapatnam, India.

Submariners surface for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019

Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariners Tahlia Lovell (left) and Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Arami Bullock on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariners Tahlia Lovell (left) and Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Arami Bullock on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Five personnel from the Submarine Force are experiencing a deployment above water for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19) on HMA Ships Canberra and Success.

First Lady forges firm friendships in Far East

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Taylor Bootle manages the distance line during a Replenishment at Sea Approach (RASAP) exercise with Sri Lanka Navy Ship Sindurala as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Taylor Bootle manages the distance line during a Replenishment at Sea Approach (RASAP) exercise with Sri Lanka Navy Ship Sindurala as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

After more than 30 years plying her trade in oceans across the world, the First Lady of the Fleet is continuing to pave the way for the next generation of RAN replenishment ships.