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Food fit for a king

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Colin Longmore (author)

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), hosted a Breakfast aboard Leeuwin for dignitaries from across the globe.  Guests included His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Tonga, Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala, three members of the Hungarian Royal Family, the President of Fiji and Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin. (photo: )

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), hosted a Breakfast aboard Leeuwin for dignitaries from across the globe. Guests included His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Tonga, Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala, three members of the Hungarian Royal Family, the President of Fiji and Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin.

HMAS Leeuwin’s galley was a pressure cooker during their recent visit to Tonga with the chefs and stewards asked to prepare a breakfast fit for a king.

Royal Australian Navy returns to Fiji

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LEUT Chayne Colley (photographer)

Members of HMAS Leeuwin's ship's company and the Republic of Fiji Navy Hydrographic service look at the 1876 fathom chart of Rotuma Island during a survey planning meeting onboard Leeuwin. (photo: LEUT Chayne Colley)

Members of HMAS Leeuwin's ship's company and the Republic of Fiji Navy Hydrographic service look at the 1876 fathom chart of Rotuma Island during a survey planning meeting onboard Leeuwin.

The first Royal Australian Navy ship to visit Fiji since 2006 has completed a six day port visit to Suva.

A right royal celebration

Published on by LEUT Cheyne Colley (author)

Distinguished guests gather in Tonga for the coronation of Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u. (photo: )

Distinguished guests gather in Tonga for the coronation of Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u.

HMAS Leeuwin arrived in Nuku’alofa, Tonga on 3 July, to support the coronation of Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u.

Submarine search and rescue capability boosted

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Guy Burton (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

The submarine intervention gear ship MV Besant in Cockburn Sound approaching Fleet Base West in Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

The submarine intervention gear ship MV Besant in Cockburn Sound approaching Fleet Base West in Western Australia.

The latest enhancement to Navy's submarine search and rescue capability steamed into her new home at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia recently. As one of two ships being acquired to further enhance the capability, MV BESANT will be the submarine escape gear ship.

Perth's tale of two cities

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Rob Roscoe (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Royal Thai Navy ship HTMS Bangpakong and HMAS Perth in company during their deployment to South East Asia. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Royal Thai Navy ship HTMS Bangpakong and HMAS Perth in company during their deployment to South East Asia.

Before HMAS Perth joined Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, she conducted a successful deployment South East Asia including two port visits in quick succession to Sattahip, Thailand and Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

Barry impresses onboard Sirius

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), CPOCSM-U Brett Anderson (photographer)

HMAS Sirius embarked a Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV)

HMAS Sirius embarked a Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) "Barracuda" for trials with a High Speed Inflatable Towed Target (HSITT). Over the week Barracuda was embarked, HMAS Sirius, HMAS Perth, and HMAS Arunta all condcuted 5 inch and 12.7mm firings on the target. Barracuda provides ship's with the ability to conduct practice firings against a towed target without the need for support from ashore.

HMAS Sirius is currently providing replenishment support as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE on the back of successful trials of a new high-speed inflatable towed target system with an unmanned boat. 

Prime Minister visits HMAS Choules during Talisman Sabre 2015

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), LCPL Kyle Genner (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Prime Minister of Australia The Hon Mr Tony Abbott MP, chats to sailors from HMAS Choules during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Prime Minister of Australia The Hon Mr Tony Abbott MP, chats to sailors from HMAS Choules during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.

The Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, has visited HMAS Choules for the first time, while in the Northern Territory during, Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

Huon departs for Resolute

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The forecastle party on HMAS Huon prepare to depart HMAS Waterhen for a three month Operation Resolute rotation.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The forecastle party on HMAS Huon prepare to depart HMAS Waterhen for a three month Operation Resolute rotation.

HMAS Huon departed HMAS Waterhen in Sydney recently to head north on a three-month deployment in support of border protection duties as part of Operation RESOLUTE. Family and friends gathered on the wharf and waved good-bye to see her off. 

Military dogs worth a berth

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

'Red Lead' in the bridge of HMAS Perth. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

'Red Lead' in the bridge of HMAS Perth.

Stories of domestic animals onboard warships have become the stuff of legend, like Red Lead, a cat that survived the sinking of HMAS Perth in the Second World War, and Trim, Matthew Flinders' cat. But of recent times, the ship's cat or dog has been in short supply.

Darwin opens eyes for Attaches

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, welcomes onboard international delagates. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, welcomes onboard international delagates.

On 24 June HMAS Darwin played host to a group of foreign military members who all call Australia home - at least temporarily!