Section: People

Legal sea-eagle at home on the waves

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Lieutenant Tim Quadrio is aboard HMAS Adelaide during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lieutenant Tim Quadrio is aboard HMAS Adelaide during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

For a maritime task group to deploy across the Indo-Pacific region it takes considerable contingency planning across all aspects of modern martime operations. Included in the deployed complement are a range of specialists to provide advice to the task group command.

 

Excited for an executive challenge

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Daniel Mercer saluting while the National Anthem is being played as part of NUSHIP Hobart's rehearsal for her commissioning ceremony.   (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Daniel Mercer saluting while the National Anthem is being played as part of NUSHIP Hobart's rehearsal for her commissioning ceremony.

As destroyer HMAS Hobart headed out on her first sea time as a commissioned warship, there was an atmosphere of anticipation in the salty air – as the ship’s company got to see what she can do.

Keeping the task group connected

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author and photographer), MIDN Skye Yeaman (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley is serving onboard HMAS Darwin for Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, in South East Asia. (photo: LCDR Jason O'Gorman)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley is serving onboard HMAS Darwin for Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, in South East Asia.

Specialist communications skills are essential on a Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate, and keeping HMAS Darwin connected to her task group is Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley.

 

Farewell from Navy family as Warramunga sails

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Warramunga, LCDR Warren Bechly, RAN (left) passes on his condolences to LSMT James Phillips during a Commitment of Ashes Ceremony for his Grandfather, Able Seaman (Gunnery) Douglas Reginald Phillips (Rtd). (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Executive Officer HMAS Warramunga, LCDR Warren Bechly, RAN (left) passes on his condolences to LSMT James Phillips during a Commitment of Ashes Ceremony for his Grandfather, Able Seaman (Gunnery) Douglas Reginald Phillips (Rtd).

Despite being keen to commence her Middle East mission, as HMAS Warramunga departed for her deployment recently the crew took a special moment on the flight deck to commit the ashes of Able Seaman Douglas Reginald Phillips to the sea.

Fellowship bolsters niche capability

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commander Fiona Ewington, RANR, at Fleet Base West with HMAS Launceston in the background is about to commence a research project studying naval establishments in Europe as part of her 2017 Churchill Fellowship. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commander Fiona Ewington, RANR, at Fleet Base West with HMAS Launceston in the background is about to commence a research project studying naval establishments in Europe as part of her 2017 Churchill Fellowship.

Navy’s Maritime Trade Operations capability has been provided a remarkable ‘fact-finding’ opportunity to augment planning processes that will protect Australian seaborne trade and the nation’s economic prosperity.

Resilience and reassurance – chaplaincy at sea

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

The Chaplain of HMAS Adelaide, Lieutenant Commander Richard Quadrio is seen in before a MRH90 helicopter during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

The Chaplain of HMAS Adelaide, Lieutenant Commander Richard Quadrio is seen in before a MRH90 helicopter during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

There is something reassuring about a smiling face or someone who asks how you are going when you feel a little overwhelmed, and in HMAS Adelaide there is one man who makes reassurance his business.

Chance reunion after 37 years

Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Al Byrne and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell of HMAS Adelaide were reunited with fellow graduates of former RAN Apprentice Training Establishment, HMAS Nirimba, when the ex-serving members of the Malaysian Armed Forces attended a reception aboard HMAS Adelaide. L-R: Ruzaimi, John de Suza, Lieutenant Commander Al Byrne, Riz, Aman, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell, Dahlan and Hamid. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lieutenant Commander Al Byrne and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell of HMAS Adelaide were reunited with fellow graduates of former RAN Apprentice Training Establishment, HMAS Nirimba, when the ex-serving members of the Malaysian Armed Forces attended a reception aboard HMAS Adelaide. L-R: Ruzaimi, John de Suza, Lieutenant Commander Al Byrne, Riz, Aman, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell, Dahlan and Hamid.

During HMAS Adelaide’s recent visit to Port Klang in Malaysia, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell was asked a question which took him back nearly four decades.

Soaring with Eagles

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

ScanEagle Mission Commander Lieutenant Simon Jeffery assists Able Seaman Brad Elliot (right) with assembling ScanEagle on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

ScanEagle Mission Commander Lieutenant Simon Jeffery assists Able Seaman Brad Elliot (right) with assembling ScanEagle on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

Launching a complex unmanned aerial system from stable ground is one thing, but Navy’s Lieutenant Simon Jeffery has made it his mission to launch them from a ship – a moving roller coaster at times.

Putting training into practice on nine month deployment

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Seaman Medic Benjamin Smith conducts a medical check-up in the medical centre in HMAS Warramunga. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Seaman Medic Benjamin Smith conducts a medical check-up in the medical centre in HMAS Warramunga.

Dealing with simulated fire, flood and casualties is all part of the daily routine for Able Seaman Benjamin Smith.

Gympie man's sea change in the Middle East

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Shultz onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Shultz onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

After growing up in land-locked Gympie, Navy’s Leading Seaman Matthew Schultz made a sea change that pays.