Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
HMAS Perth has notched up more-than 10,000 nautical miles since leaving Australia on 7 June, and Commanding Officer, Captain Ivan Ingham, said his crew has now settled in to their Middle East deployment.
Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author and photographer)
Half of HMAS Perth's crew are on their first Middle East mission, two of those are Seaman Boatswains Mate Bridget Hopkins and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Freya Dodd, who have quickly adapted to their roles on operations at sea.
Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
HMAS Rankin has returned to HMAS Stirling following her recent nine month deployment which Commander Submarine Force Captain Matt Buckley, described as "the longest single deployment for a Collins Class Submarine".
Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)
Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has personally thanked the ship's company of HMAS Darwin for their service and sacrifice during five months away conducting patrols in the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU.
Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Joshua Powell (photographer)
Navy Medical Officer, Commander Ian Young, was among the 300 Australian Defence Force and 105 New Zealand Defence Force personnel from the second rotation of Task Group Taji which completed six months of active service in Iraq earlier this month.