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Laughing through the Middle East

Published on by FLTLT Daniel Phillips (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Comedians Anthony

Comedians Anthony "Lehmo" Lehmann (right) and Mick Molloy perform for personnel serving with Australia's Air Task Group deployed to the Middle East Region. The tour also featured Melbourne band 28 Days.

Comedians Mick Molloy and Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann brought the laughs, while rock band 28 Days belted out the tunes, during a Forces Entertainment tour across the Middle East recently.

Ready, willing and able

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

Soldiers from HMAS Tobruk load a front end loader onto their ship as part of the supplies the ship will carry to Vanuatu to help support Operation PACIFIC ASSIST.

 (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Soldiers from HMAS Tobruk load a front end loader onto their ship as part of the supplies the ship will carry to Vanuatu to help support Operation PACIFIC ASSIST.

As HMAS Tobruk steams towards the cyclone ravaged islands of Vanuatu, ship's company and embarked forces are working hard to make sure they are ready to deliver assistance.

Success's contribution to Op MANITOU throughout February

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ali Muhamad (left) and Petty Officer Boatswain Mathew Goward raise the Torres Straight Island and Aboriginal flags (respectively) onboard HMAS Success to recognise the Anniversary of the Apology to Members of the Stolen Generations whilst deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ali Muhamad (left) and Petty Officer Boatswain Mathew Goward raise the Torres Straight Island and Aboriginal flags (respectively) onboard HMAS Success to recognise the Anniversary of the Apology to Members of the Stolen Generations whilst deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success has had a busy month deployed as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region.

Cooking for a family of 200

Published on by ABIS Jake Badior (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef Georgia Le Prou in the Galley onboard HMAS Success while deployed on Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef Georgia Le Prou in the Galley onboard HMAS Success while deployed on Operation MANITOU.

Leaving home to join the Navy at just 18 years of age, Georgia Le Prou is now an Able Seaman serving in HMAS Success, which is currently deployed in the Middle East Region for six months as part of Operation MANITOU.

Old allies say g’day in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) with Commanding Officer HMS Kent, Commander Andrew Block, RN during a replenishment at sea evolution while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) with Commanding Officer HMS Kent, Commander Andrew Block, RN during a replenishment at sea evolution while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

A replenishment at sea between Royal Navy ship, HMS Kent, and HMAS Success in the North Arabian Sea on 2 March provided an opportunity for each ship’s Executive Officer to work closely with a ship from their previous navies.

Maritime security mentoring in Mauritius

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Bruno Tremblay RCN (author), CPO2 Clark RCN (photographer)

CTF-150 Liaison Officers Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, Royal Australian Navy (back second from left) and Chief Petty Officer Steve Clark, Royal Canadian Navy (front third from left), with members of the Mauritius Coast Guard. (photo: CPO2 Clark, RCN)

CTF-150 Liaison Officers Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, Royal Australian Navy (back second from left) and Chief Petty Officer Steve Clark, Royal Canadian Navy (front third from left), with members of the Mauritius Coast Guard.

Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, who is deployed with the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 as part of Operation MANITOU, recently mentored members of the Mauritius Coast Guard during the annual multinational Exercise CUTLASS EXPRESS.

Battle Tanker saves the day

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Success's Seahawk 'ODIN' lends a hand to United States Ships Joshua Humphries (top) and Oscar Austin to conduct a vertical replenishment while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Success's Seahawk 'ODIN' lends a hand to United States Ships Joshua Humphries (top) and Oscar Austin to conduct a vertical replenishment while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success has again proven her flexibility by providing short notice logistical help to a United States 6th Fleet Task Force operating off the east coast of Africa.

Battle Tanker joins the Battle Group

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Success (centre) conducts a dual replenishment at sea evolution with French Ship Chevalier Paul (left) and Federation German Ship Luebeck while transiting the Gulf of Aden in support of Combined Task Force 53. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Success (centre) conducts a dual replenishment at sea evolution with French Ship Chevalier Paul (left) and Federation German Ship Luebeck while transiting the Gulf of Aden in support of Combined Task Force 53.

Australian supply ship, HMAS Success, has supported a French Carrier Battle Group during a recent transit through the Gulf of Aden, providing logistic support.

European Naval Forces visit Success

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commander Combined Task Force 465, Swedish Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren (left) talks with Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN during a short visit to HMAS Success while on patrol in the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Commander Combined Task Force 465, Swedish Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren (left) talks with Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN during a short visit to HMAS Success while on patrol in the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU.

During a recent Replenishment at Sea with European Naval Forces Flag Ship, Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Johan de Witt, HMAS Success received a visit from Force Commander Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren, Swedish Navy.

HMAS Success works with USS Iwo Jima

Published on by LEUT Ben Churcher (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Success Conducts a replenishment at sea with USS Iwo Jima (right) while sailing in the Gulf of Aden in support of Combined Task Force 53. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Success Conducts a replenishment at sea with USS Iwo Jima (right) while sailing in the Gulf of Aden in support of Combined Task Force 53.

HMAS Success’s ship’s company recently witnessed the awesome display of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s amphibious vessel USS Iwo Jima.