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HMAS Choules awarded two annual Fleet awards for exceptional 2013 efforts

Published on by LCDR John Sime (author)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, present Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Ash Papp with the Spada Shield. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, present Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Ash Papp with the Spada Shield.

Last week, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules held a clear lower deck to witness the award of the Spada Shield and the Pakistan Shield (Major).

Patrol Boat crew reflects on a memorable visit to Myanmar

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Crew members of Ardent Six take photos of the Shwedagon Pagoda during their port visit onboard HMAS Childers to Yangon, Myanmar. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Crew members of Ardent Six take photos of the Shwedagon Pagoda during their port visit onboard HMAS Childers to Yangon, Myanmar.

The crew of HMAS Childers has enjoyed a memorable port visit to Myanmar, which resulted in new friendships and provided the Armidale class Patrol Boat crew with life-long memories. 

DCN delivers firm social media warning

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

A member of the Royal Australian Navy uses Facebook. (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

A member of the Royal Australian Navy uses Facebook.

The Deputy Chief of Navy has reminded all Navy people of their responsibilities when using social media. 

RAN accepts first two Romeos in Jacksonville

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

NUSQN 725 at the 'In Service Date' ceremony for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: )

NUSQN 725 at the 'In Service Date' ceremony for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida.

The Royal Australian Navy has accepted the first two MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters to be introduced into service in 2014, at a ceremony held at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Dust settles on helicopter brownouts

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Tim Grabert (author)

Multi Role Helicopter (MRH-90) Taipan at Mount Stuart Training Area. (photo: )

Multi Role Helicopter (MRH-90) Taipan at Mount Stuart Training Area.

MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter crews will soon be able to operate with increased safety in dusty conditions, thanks to an extensive test program that was conducted at the Mount Stuart Training Area to determine how to best overcome the dangers associated with ‘brownouts’.

Choules centrepiece on Australia Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Choules amongst the Sydney Harbour traffic during the 2014 Australia Day celebrations. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Choules amongst the Sydney Harbour traffic during the 2014 Australia Day celebrations.

HMAS Choules held centre stage for Australia Day festivities in Sydney Harbour this weekend.

Mobile survey team home from Antarctic mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABHSO Roek Dyer (photographer)

Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp surveying Newcomb Bay. (photo: ABHSO Dyer)

Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp surveying Newcomb Bay.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Deployable Geospatial Support Team returned this week from an important six week Antarctic mission to collect essential data for nautical navigational charts and scientific research.

Queensland homecoming for new HMAS Cairns Executive Officer

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSET Luke Adams (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe, pictured here during Exercise RIMPAC 06, has taken up the role of Executive Officer (XO) at shore establishment HMAS Cairns. (photo: Department of Defence)

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe, pictured here during Exercise RIMPAC 06, has taken up the role of Executive Officer (XO) at shore establishment HMAS Cairns.

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe has made a welcomed move back to her home state of Queensland where she took over the role of Executive Officer at shore establishment HMAS Cairns this week.

Inaccurate reporting of Navy capability

Published on by Vice Admiral Ray Griggs Chief of Navy (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean in formation.
 (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean in formation.

The article in the Sydney Morning Herald entitled ‘Submarine fleet a gold plated farce facing a reckoning’ which appeared on Monday 20 January contains a number of errors of fact.

HMAS Childers arrives in Burma

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Commanding Officer of Ardent Six crew, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Brough, is introduced to Myanmar Navy Officers after he sailed HMAS Childers alongside Yangon, Myanmar, during their Indian Ocean deployment. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Commanding Officer of Ardent Six crew, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Brough, is introduced to Myanmar Navy Officers after he sailed HMAS Childers alongside Yangon, Myanmar, during their Indian Ocean deployment.

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Childers has arrived in Burma for a four day good will visit - the first visit by an Australian warship to Burma since HMAS Quiberon in 1959.