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HMAS Diamantina visits East Timor

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Joseph Healy (author), LEUT Keith Whitehead (photographer)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Christopher Goodwin and Seaman Clearance Diver Bryan Josephson, take members of the Forças de Defesa de Timor LesteL for a dive. (photo: LEUT Keith Whitehead)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Christopher Goodwin and Seaman Clearance Diver Bryan Josephson, take members of the Forças de Defesa de Timor LesteL for a dive.

HMAS Diamantina conducted an official visit to Dili, Timor Leste in late March. The purpose of the visit was to engage with the naval component of the Falantil-Forcas Defensa Timor Leste as part of the Defence Cooperation Program.

HMAS Diamantina building relationships

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Able Seaman Clearance Christopher Diver Goodwin, Two divers from the Forças de Defesa de Timor Leste and Seaman Clearance Diver Bryan Josephson during a two day sea ride onboard HMAS Diamantina. (photo: LEUT Keith Whitehead)

Able Seaman Clearance Christopher Diver Goodwin, Two divers from the Forças de Defesa de Timor Leste and Seaman Clearance Diver Bryan Josephson during a two day sea ride onboard HMAS Diamantina.

HMAS Diamantina recently had a successful six day port visit to Dili, East Timor, to provide training to the local Naval component.

Embarked flights enhance capabilities

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Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Bradley Morris, signals HMAS Anzac's AS350BA Squirrel helicopter over the forecastle, to conduct transfer training at the forward transfer point, as the ship crosses the Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Bradley Morris, signals HMAS Anzac's AS350BA Squirrel helicopter over the forecastle, to conduct transfer training at the forward transfer point, as the ship crosses the Indian Ocean.

Sailing across the Indian Ocean on its way to Anzac Cove and beyond, the Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has kept itself busy with daily flying operations using the ship’s embarked AS350BA Squirrel helicopter. 

Solemn duty for HMAS Newcastle

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Chaplain Andrew Watters offers a prayer as he conducts a scattering of ashes at sea memorial service of four former RAN personel as HMAS Newcastle departs Sydney, NSW, to begin Operation Manitou in the Middle East region. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Chaplain Andrew Watters offers a prayer as he conducts a scattering of ashes at sea memorial service of four former RAN personel as HMAS Newcastle departs Sydney, NSW, to begin Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.

As HMAS Newcastle was farewelled from Fleet Base East bound for Operation MANITOU on 1 April, her crew took time to reflect on 100 years of service and sacrifice. 

Greatest Shave on Good Friday

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World’s Greatest Shave participants, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ABML-C) Kath Hazeldene (seated left) and ABML-C Bronte Whiley, have their heads shaved by Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kate Wilson, and Petty Officer Marine Technician Don Blackley (respectively), all in the spirit of raising money for the Leukemia Foundation, supported by their ship mates onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialis)

World’s Greatest Shave participants, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ABML-C) Kath Hazeldene (seated left) and ABML-C Bronte Whiley, have their heads shaved by Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kate Wilson, and Petty Officer Marine Technician Don Blackley (respectively), all in the spirit of raising money for the Leukemia Foundation, supported by their ship mates onboard HMAS Newcastle.

While others were looking for chocolate this Easter, HMAS Newcastle sailors, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chef Bronte Whiley and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chef Kathleen Hazeldene were looking for support, for their shave-all for cancer research.

 

Successful completion RAN Seahawk MH60R ‘Romeo’ First Of Class Flight Trials

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A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk MH60R helicopter from NUSQN725, lands on HMAS Perth during First Of Class Flight Trials off the east coast of Tasmania. (photo: ABEW Griffiths)

A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk MH60R helicopter from NUSQN725, lands on HMAS Perth during First Of Class Flight Trials off the east coast of Tasmania.

The Royal Australian Navy’s first Seahawk MH-60R ‘Romeo’ has successfully completed the final deck landing on HMAS Perth at the end of a rigorous period of First of Class Flight Trials.

Embassy staff gather to remember Shark 02

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Australian military and civilian staff gathered at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nias Sea King crash. (photo: Unknown)

Australian military and civilian staff gathered at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nias Sea King crash.

Australian military and civilian staff have gathered at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nias Sea King crash.

Friends remembered 10 years on

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, speaks at the memorial service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the loss of Shark 02, which was held at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, speaks at the memorial service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the loss of Shark 02, which was held at HMAS Albatross.

The 'Shark 02' Memorial at HMAS Albatrosshome of Navy's Fleet Air Arm, provided a particularly poignant setting for a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the loss of one of Navy's Sea King helicopters.

Navigating a successful visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

The ship's company of HMAS Canberra line the flight deck as the ship arrives in Townsville. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

The ship's company of HMAS Canberra line the flight deck as the ship arrives in Townsville.

The city of Townsville showed the Royal Australian Navy’s largest ship the full extent of its hospitality when HMAS Canberra came alongside for her first port visit outside of Sydney between 27-30 March.

All aboard in Townsville

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Townsville residents, make their way onboard HMAS Canberra, where the ship was open to the public for the first time. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Townsville residents, make their way onboard HMAS Canberra, where the ship was open to the public for the first time.

It was apparent by the numbers of locals that lined the breakwater, from six o’clock in the morning, that the arrival of HMAS Canberra had been eagerly anticipated the far north Queensland locals.