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Choules proves assistance prowess again

Published on by CAPT Jesse Robilliard (author), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Choules is seen alongside in Port Vila, Vanuatu during Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Choules is seen alongside in Port Vila, Vanuatu during Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017.

Preparing for an exercise scenario in New Zealand quickly became a real life disaster relief effort for the ship’s company of HMAS Choules as a result of an active volcano.

Importance of teamwork in hostile environment

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.

The recent unveiling of the peacekeeping memorial in Canberra, we take the opportunity to reflect on the service of another Royal Australian Navy member in his service with the United Nations.

Navy's role in peacekeeping

Published on by Mr John Perryman (author), ABIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Chief marine Technician Mathew Philp and Leading Seaman Michael Wilson check the oil in the engine room on HMAS Brunei during operations in the Solomon Islands in support of Operation ANODE - the Australian Defence Force (ADF) contribution to the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI). (photo: ABIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Chief marine Technician Mathew Philp and Leading Seaman Michael Wilson check the oil in the engine room on HMAS Brunei during operations in the Solomon Islands in support of Operation ANODE - the Australian Defence Force (ADF) contribution to the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI).

Since the formation of the United Nations in the closing stages of the Second World War, much effort has been expended to limit the form and extent of conflict through international treaties and conventions, and Australia has been a leading player.

Gympie man's sea change in the Middle East

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Shultz onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Shultz onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

After growing up in land-locked Gympie, Navy’s Leading Seaman Matthew Schultz made a sea change that pays.

Keeping the task group connected

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author and photographer), MIDN Skye Yeaman (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley is serving onboard HMAS Darwin for Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, in South East Asia. (photo: LCDR Jason O'Gorman)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley is serving onboard HMAS Darwin for Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, in South East Asia.

Specialist communications skills are essential on a Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate, and keeping HMAS Darwin connected to her task group is Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley.

 

Excited for an executive challenge

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Daniel Mercer saluting while the National Anthem is being played as part of NUSHIP Hobart's rehearsal for her commissioning ceremony.   (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Daniel Mercer saluting while the National Anthem is being played as part of NUSHIP Hobart's rehearsal for her commissioning ceremony.

As destroyer HMAS Hobart headed out on her first sea time as a commissioned warship, there was an atmosphere of anticipation in the salty air – as the ship’s company got to see what she can do.

Soaring with Eagles

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

ScanEagle Mission Commander Lieutenant Simon Jeffery assists Able Seaman Brad Elliot (right) with assembling ScanEagle on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

ScanEagle Mission Commander Lieutenant Simon Jeffery assists Able Seaman Brad Elliot (right) with assembling ScanEagle on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

Launching a complex unmanned aerial system from stable ground is one thing, but Navy’s Lieutenant Simon Jeffery has made it his mission to launch them from a ship – a moving roller coaster at times.

Farewell from Navy family as Warramunga sails

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Warramunga, LCDR Warren Bechly, RAN (left) passes on his condolences to LSMT James Phillips during a Commitment of Ashes Ceremony for his Grandfather, Able Seaman (Gunnery) Douglas Reginald Phillips (Rtd). (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Executive Officer HMAS Warramunga, LCDR Warren Bechly, RAN (left) passes on his condolences to LSMT James Phillips during a Commitment of Ashes Ceremony for his Grandfather, Able Seaman (Gunnery) Douglas Reginald Phillips (Rtd).

Despite being keen to commence her Middle East mission, as HMAS Warramunga departed for her deployment recently the crew took a special moment on the flight deck to commit the ashes of Able Seaman Douglas Reginald Phillips to the sea.

Fighting fit technician in Darwin

Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author and photographer)

 Able Seaman Electronics Technician Daniel Hines from Two Wells, South Australia is a Weapons Systems Maintainer onboard HMAS Darwin on deployment to SE Asia as part of Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour. (photo: LCDR Jason O'Gorman)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Daniel Hines from Two Wells, South Australia is a Weapons Systems Maintainer onboard HMAS Darwin on deployment to SE Asia as part of Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour.

A sailor originally from Two Wells in South Australia is a vital cog in the wheel that keeps HMAS Darwin in fighting shape.

Chance reunion after 37 years

Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Al Byrne and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell of HMAS Adelaide were reunited with fellow graduates of former RAN Apprentice Training Establishment, HMAS Nirimba, when the ex-serving members of the Malaysian Armed Forces attended a reception aboard HMAS Adelaide. L-R: Ruzaimi, John de Suza, Lieutenant Commander Al Byrne, Riz, Aman, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell, Dahlan and Hamid. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lieutenant Commander Al Byrne and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell of HMAS Adelaide were reunited with fellow graduates of former RAN Apprentice Training Establishment, HMAS Nirimba, when the ex-serving members of the Malaysian Armed Forces attended a reception aboard HMAS Adelaide. L-R: Ruzaimi, John de Suza, Lieutenant Commander Al Byrne, Riz, Aman, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell, Dahlan and Hamid.

During HMAS Adelaide’s recent visit to Port Klang in Malaysia, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell was asked a question which took him back nearly four decades.