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Surface combatant navigators graduate post Kiwi hospitality

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Michael Rhys-Jones (author), LEUT Richard Norman (author), LEUT Matthew Durrington (author), PO Sean Armstrong (photographer)

Classmates of the Surface Combatant Navigation Course 06 stand on the foc’sle of  HMAS Warramunga. L-R Lieutenant Jessica O’Brien, Lieutenant Seager Clarkson, RNZN,  Lieutenant Michael Rhys-Jones (Course Instructor) Lieutenant Ben Bird (Instructor), Lieutenant Matthew Wilson, RNZN, Lieutenant Simon Murray. (photo: Unknown)

Classmates of the Surface Combatant Navigation Course 06 stand on the foc’sle of HMAS Warramunga. L-R Lieutenant Jessica O’Brien, Lieutenant Seager Clarkson, RNZN, Lieutenant Michael Rhys-Jones (Course Instructor) Lieutenant Ben Bird (Instructor), Lieutenant Matthew Wilson, RNZN, Lieutenant Simon Murray.

HMAS Warramunga has completed a two week deployment to New Zealand in support of the Surface Combatant Navigation Course. Navigators from the Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navies conducted precision pilotages around the coast of New Zealand during which the ship also conducted port visits to Auckland and Wellington. 

HMAS Rankin awarded Platypus Cup

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Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents the Platypus Cup to Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Doug Theobald, RAN, who receives it on behalf of the crew, during a presentation ceremony held on the West Dock Wall at Garden Island, Sydney NSW. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents the Platypus Cup to Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Doug Theobald, RAN, who receives it on behalf of the crew, during a presentation ceremony held on the West Dock Wall at Garden Island, Sydney NSW.

HMAS Rankin has been presented the Platypus Cup, a Fleet Unit Award for the highest performing submarine or crew which has excelled in all aspects of submarine operations, safety, reliability and unit level training.

HMAS Canberra returns from Fiji

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Royal Australian Navy crew of a landing craft prepare to enter the well deck of HMAS Canberra with a Mack truck, during the Operation Fiji Assist relief mission. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Royal Australian Navy crew of a landing craft prepare to enter the well deck of HMAS Canberra with a Mack truck, during the Operation Fiji Assist relief mission.

HMAS Canberra returns to Australia today following its successful maiden deployment to Fiji in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

HMAS Darwin concludes first patrol

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), FLTLT Kate Kennedy (photographer), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

(L-R) Able Seaman Nicholas Johnson, Lieutenant Jake Wadsworth, Able Seaman Daniel Ulrich, Leading Seaman Calum Dawson, Able Seaman Troy Haydon, Able Seaman Taylor Reid, show their Bravo Zulu awards presented on 14th of March, 2016, in Muscat, Oman, following their patrol in the Middle East region aboard HMAS Darwin during Operation Manitou. A Bravo Zulu or BZ is a Navy signal meaning

(L-R) Able Seaman Nicholas Johnson, Lieutenant Jake Wadsworth, Able Seaman Daniel Ulrich, Leading Seaman Calum Dawson, Able Seaman Troy Haydon, Able Seaman Taylor Reid, show their Bravo Zulu awards presented on 14th of March, 2016, in Muscat, Oman, following their patrol in the Middle East region aboard HMAS Darwin during Operation Manitou. A Bravo Zulu or BZ is a Navy signal meaning "job well done".

HMAS Darwin has completed a successful first patrol in the Middle East region, arriving into the Port of Muscat, Oman.

Donations directly support Fijian women

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Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Swinton with Joint Task Force 635 speaks to a Fijian woman on Koro Island, Fiji during Operation Fiji Assist. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Swinton with Joint Task Force 635 speaks to a Fijian woman on Koro Island, Fiji during Operation Fiji Assist.

Australian Defence Force and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade personnel attended a key leadership engagement in Nasau Village on Koro island, Fiji, on 18 March.

HMAS Canberra on operation for the first time

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HMAS Canberra conducting ampibious operations off the coast of Fiji during Operation Fiji Assist 2016. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Canberra conducting ampibious operations off the coast of Fiji during Operation Fiji Assist 2016.

HMAS Canberra has deployed on its first operational tasking, delivering humanitarian assistance and disaster relief as part of Joint Task Force 635, the Australian Defence Force’s support to the Australian whole-of-government response to a request by the Fiji government.

Canberra resupplies to continue support to Fiji

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Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Doug Rowan, at the controls of one of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft during an aid replenishment as a part of Operation Fiji Assist. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Doug Rowan, at the controls of one of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft during an aid replenishment as a part of Operation Fiji Assist.

HMAS Canberra returned to Suva early on 10 March to conduct a resupply of essential aid and construction equipment intended for Fiji's cyclone-ravaged Taveuni and Koro Islands.

In chorus for relief

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Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Max Walker from HMAS Canberra greets the congregation on the conclusion of a church service held at Nasau, Koro Island, Fiji. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Max Walker from HMAS Canberra greets the congregation on the conclusion of a church service held at Nasau, Koro Island, Fiji.

Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to Fiji in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston took time out from relief operations to attend a service at the Methodist Church in Nasau on Koro Island, Fiji on 6 March.

HMAS Canberra hosts senior delegation in Fiji

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Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 635, Lieutenant Colonel Scott Hill, briefs Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC (right), at the Joint Operations Room in Suva, Fiji as part of Operation Fiji Assist. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 635, Lieutenant Colonel Scott Hill, briefs Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC (right), at the Joint Operations Room in Suva, Fiji as part of Operation Fiji Assist.

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has thanked the Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, for the Australian Government's efforts in response to Tropical Cyclone Winston, the most devastating cyclone ever to hit Fiji.

United effort to clean up Nasau

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

Royal Australian Navy sailors (L-R Back row) Chief Petty Officer Medic Paul Bodenstiener, Able Seaman Marine Technician Ben Ayliffe, Seaman Marie Technician Jacob Gray, Chief Petty Officer Physical Trainer Roger Roy, Chaplain Rendal Walker, Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Personnel Brendan Matchett, Able Seaman Communications and Informations Jamie Cuenca, Australian Army soldier Craftsman Andrew Cook (L-R Front Row) Seaman Maritime Logistics-Personnel Morgan Foster and Australian Army soldier Corporal Nicole Thomas together with two Republic of Fiji Military Forces carpenters at Nasau Villa (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Royal Australian Navy sailors (L-R Back row) Chief Petty Officer Medic Paul Bodenstiener, Able Seaman Marine Technician Ben Ayliffe, Seaman Marie Technician Jacob Gray, Chief Petty Officer Physical Trainer Roger Roy, Chaplain Rendal Walker, Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Personnel Brendan Matchett, Able Seaman Communications and Informations Jamie Cuenca, Australian Army soldier Craftsman Andrew Cook (L-R Front Row) Seaman Maritime Logistics-Personnel Morgan Foster and Australian Army soldier Corporal Nicole Thomas together with two Republic of Fiji Military Forces carpenters at Nasau Villa

Australian Defence Force personnel deployed with Operation FIJI ASSIST have conducted work parties with the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, to help clean up the village of Nasau on Koro Island after it was struck by Tropical Cyclone Winston on 20 February.