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Cooking for a family of 200

Published on by ABIS Jake Badior (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef Georgia Le Prou in the Galley onboard HMAS Success while deployed on Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef Georgia Le Prou in the Galley onboard HMAS Success while deployed on Operation MANITOU.

Leaving home to join the Navy at just 18 years of age, Georgia Le Prou is now an Able Seaman serving in HMAS Success, which is currently deployed in the Middle East Region for six months as part of Operation MANITOU.

Old allies say g’day in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) with Commanding Officer HMS Kent, Commander Andrew Block, RN during a replenishment at sea evolution while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) with Commanding Officer HMS Kent, Commander Andrew Block, RN during a replenishment at sea evolution while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

A replenishment at sea between Royal Navy ship, HMS Kent, and HMAS Success in the North Arabian Sea on 2 March provided an opportunity for each ship’s Executive Officer to work closely with a ship from their previous navies.

Maritime security mentoring in Mauritius

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Bruno Tremblay RCN (author), CPO2 Clark RCN (photographer)

CTF-150 Liaison Officers Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, Royal Australian Navy (back second from left) and Chief Petty Officer Steve Clark, Royal Canadian Navy (front third from left), with members of the Mauritius Coast Guard. (photo: CPO2 Clark, RCN)

CTF-150 Liaison Officers Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, Royal Australian Navy (back second from left) and Chief Petty Officer Steve Clark, Royal Canadian Navy (front third from left), with members of the Mauritius Coast Guard.

Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, who is deployed with the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 as part of Operation MANITOU, recently mentored members of the Mauritius Coast Guard during the annual multinational Exercise CUTLASS EXPRESS.

Battle Tanker saves the day

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Success's Seahawk 'ODIN' lends a hand to United States Ships Joshua Humphries (top) and Oscar Austin to conduct a vertical replenishment while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Success's Seahawk 'ODIN' lends a hand to United States Ships Joshua Humphries (top) and Oscar Austin to conduct a vertical replenishment while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success has again proven her flexibility by providing short notice logistical help to a United States 6th Fleet Task Force operating off the east coast of Africa.

Battle Tanker joins the Battle Group

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Success (centre) conducts a dual replenishment at sea evolution with French Ship Chevalier Paul (left) and Federation German Ship Luebeck while transiting the Gulf of Aden in support of Combined Task Force 53. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Success (centre) conducts a dual replenishment at sea evolution with French Ship Chevalier Paul (left) and Federation German Ship Luebeck while transiting the Gulf of Aden in support of Combined Task Force 53.

Australian supply ship, HMAS Success, has supported a French Carrier Battle Group during a recent transit through the Gulf of Aden, providing logistic support.

European Naval Forces visit Success

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commander Combined Task Force 465, Swedish Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren (left) talks with Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN during a short visit to HMAS Success while on patrol in the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Commander Combined Task Force 465, Swedish Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren (left) talks with Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN during a short visit to HMAS Success while on patrol in the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU.

During a recent Replenishment at Sea with European Naval Forces Flag Ship, Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Johan de Witt, HMAS Success received a visit from Force Commander Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren, Swedish Navy.

HMAS Success works with USS Iwo Jima

Published on by LEUT Ben Churcher (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Success Conducts a replenishment at sea with USS Iwo Jima (right) while sailing in the Gulf of Aden in support of Combined Task Force 53. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Success Conducts a replenishment at sea with USS Iwo Jima (right) while sailing in the Gulf of Aden in support of Combined Task Force 53.

HMAS Success’s ship’s company recently witnessed the awesome display of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s amphibious vessel USS Iwo Jima.

Memento of SLIPPER service

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Defence linked industries, big and small, have thrown their support behind the commemorative products and have funded the presentation of a SLIPPER gold lapel pin for all who served in the area of operations. (photo: Unknown)

Defence linked industries, big and small, have thrown their support behind the commemorative products and have funded the presentation of a SLIPPER gold lapel pin for all who served in the area of operations.

Australian personnel who served on Operation SLIPPER will have their achievements and sacrifices recognised with a national commemorative parade to be held in every state and territory capital and Townsville on 21 March.

Successful assistance to local mariners in need

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (author)

HMAS Success' Clearance Diving Team prepare to dive on a distressed vessel with a cracked hull in the Middle East Region.  Success came to the vessel's assistance while carrying out patrol and surveillance operations in support of Combined Task Force 150 Counter Narcotics Operations. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Success' Clearance Diving Team prepare to dive on a distressed vessel with a cracked hull in the Middle East Region. Success came to the vessel's assistance while carrying out patrol and surveillance operations in support of Combined Task Force 150 Counter Narcotics Operations.

HMAS Success and her boarding team came to the rescue of a local cargo dhow in the Middle East on 10 February after responding to a distress call and finding the vessel taking on water.

Fingers on the financial pulse in Afghanistan

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

From left: Italian Army Lieutenant Colonel Walter Greco, US Defense Civilian Ary Maat, Royal Australian Navy Commanders Rod Griffiths and Michael Oborn, and US Army Lieutenant Colonel Ed Ravenstein, hold a meeting at the NATO Afghan National Army Trust Fund Office in Kabul. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

From left: Italian Army Lieutenant Colonel Walter Greco, US Defense Civilian Ary Maat, Royal Australian Navy Commanders Rod Griffiths and Michael Oborn, and US Army Lieutenant Colonel Ed Ravenstein, hold a meeting at the NATO Afghan National Army Trust Fund Office in Kabul.

Two Royal Australian Navy commanders have their fingers on the pulse of finances which are being used to get Afghanistan back on its feet.