A Seahawk and its crew from 816 Squadron have been specially detached to HMAS Perth for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE in the waters off Central Queensland.
The Spanish Combat Support Ship ESPS Cantabria, deployed to Australia since February, is currently in the Coral Sea participating in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 13 providing logistic support to United States Navy and Royal Australian Navy ships.
Following aggression by the fictional island nation ‘Kamaria’, Australia and the United States have been called upon to form a combined force to restore peace and security to the region.
A ship is a small community, not unlike a small country town, and like any small community it needs its medical care. But when that small community is also a modern warship, the medical services required go way beyond those normally available from a local GP clinic.
For four members of the Nowra-based 816 Squadron, deploying to sea as part of the flight embarked in the upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth will forever be a career highlight.
A group of NUSHIP Canberra personnel laid eyes on the ship they will soon call home during their first visit to Williamstown Dockyard in Victoria this week.
When a Seahawk helicopter and its team of aircrew and maintainers from 816 Squadron joined the upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth for training at sea, it was a perfect marriage of traditions, mascots and mottos.
The upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth is ready for action after recently completing a successful Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE) that tested the crew’s competence across all aspects of ship operations.
Stage one of the ‘Engineering Challenge’ kicked off for Aviation Technicians this week at the Royal Australian Navy's 723 Squadron.
HMAS Gascoyne recently departed Sydney for a South West Pacific Deployment and the ship’s company have wasted no time in making the most of their time at sea. The ship will be visiting Port Vila in Vanuatu, Nuku’alofa in Tonga and Noumea in New Caledonia during July and August.