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HMAS Newcastle participates in Counter Terrorism Operation

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSEW Melissa Girling (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding team conducts an approach and assist visit with a dhow in the Middle East Area of Operations.


 (photo: LSEW Melissa Girling)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding team conducts an approach and assist visit with a dhow in the Middle East Area of Operations.

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ship HMAS Newcastle is participating in a focused operation in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea as part of the international campaign against terrorism.

Australian Clearance Divers clean up unexploded ordnance in the Solomon Islands

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR David Ince (author), POMTO Chris Weissenborn (photographer)

CPOCD Darren Smith emerging from the water with an unexploded US 90mm shell for disposal. (photo: POMTO Chris Weissenborn)

CPOCD Darren Smith emerging from the water with an unexploded US 90mm shell for disposal.

Between 19 June and 5 July 2013, Australian Clearance Divers from the MCD Group, a part of an International Joint task Group headed up by the New Zealand Navy, were on the ground and in the waters around New Georgia to carry out Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

HMAS Newcastle Replenishes at Sea in the Gulf of Aden

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

A heavy pallet of food stores being transfered via heavy jackstay from USNS Patuxent to HMAS Newcastle. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

A heavy pallet of food stores being transfered via heavy jackstay from USNS Patuxent to HMAS Newcastle.

HMAS Newcastle’s ship’s company has battled through 35°C heat and 97% humidity to complete multiple replenishment operations with the United States Naval Service ship USNS Patuxent in the Gulf of Aden, in the Middle East Area of Operations.

HMAS Newcastle in search for missing fishermen in the Indian Ocean

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSEW Melissa Girling (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding team inspecting the damage onboard the Chung Ying. (photo: LSEW Melissa Girling)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding team inspecting the damage onboard the Chung Ying.

HMAS Newcastle has combined with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) warship Mianyang to search for survivors of a damaged fishing trawler in Middle Eastern waters.

Newcastle stops in Dar es Salaam

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Trent Bancroft (author), LSEW Georgina Herdmun (photographer)

Warrant Officer Phil Smit (Ship's Warrant Officer) pays his respects at the World War I and II memorial at the Dar es Salaam Commonwealth War Cemetery. (photo: LSEW Georgina Herdmun)

Warrant Officer Phil Smit (Ship's Warrant Officer) pays his respects at the World War I and II memorial at the Dar es Salaam Commonwealth War Cemetery.

HMAS Newcastle visited the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam from 16-20 June 2013 after a busy patrol period in the Somali Basin.

A day with Somme

Published on by LEUT Suresh Kumar (author), POEW Ben White (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jerrad Coomber and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew McKechnie-Cooke heaving in on the hose line with other members of ship's company backing them up. (photo: POEW Ben White)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jerrad Coomber and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew McKechnie-Cooke heaving in on the hose line with other members of ship's company backing them up.

Since her arrival in May, HMAS Newcastle (CMDR Paul O’Grady, CSM) conducted her third Replenishment at Sea (RAS) evolution in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) with the French Navy’s FS Somme on 09 Jun 2013.

HMAS Newcastle visits the Seychelles

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

Acting Sub Lieutenant Rachael Jones sorts the mail for the crew of HMAS Newcastle in the Junior Sailors Cafe. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

Acting Sub Lieutenant Rachael Jones sorts the mail for the crew of HMAS Newcastle in the Junior Sailors Cafe.

A port visit to the Seychelles provided a much-needed opportunity for the crew of HMAS Newcastle to re-energise ahead of her next high-tempo counter-terrorism patrol on Operation SLIPPER.

Baby boom for new Squadron

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

A thorn amongst roses - Commanding Officer NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost, with Squadron mums and new additions to the family. (photo: LEUT Flowerdew)

A thorn amongst roses - Commanding Officer NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost, with Squadron mums and new additions to the family.

NUSQN 725 continues to grow in Jacksonville, Florida, but this time it’s not the arrival of new sailors, it’s a baby boom!

The imagery we take today is the history of tomorrow

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

LCDR Ian Lumsden, RANR stands at the entrance to the 'Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt' exhibition which is in its last days at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

LCDR Ian Lumsden, RANR stands at the entrance to the 'Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt' exhibition which is in its last days at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Looking into the eyes of World War One soldiers, many of whom were killed on the battlefield in France within weeks of their photo being taken, was a poignant experience for Lieutenant Commander Ian Lumsden when he visited the exhibition  ‘Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt’ on display at the Australian War Memorial earlier this week.

Naval medical leadership recognised

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble presents Petty Officer J'arne Dance with her Australia Day Medallion and Certificate. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble presents Petty Officer J'arne Dance with her Australia Day Medallion and Certificate.

Outstanding service by a Navy Clinical Manager aboard HMAS Ballarat has been recognised with the presentation of an Australia Day Medallion to Petty Officer J’arne Dance at a ceremony at HMAS Penguin this week.