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Navy geospatial team prepares for Antarctic adventure

Published on by LEUT Peter Waring (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's Deployable Geospatial Survey Team One prepare to fly to Hobart to meet the ship Aurora Australis to begin a four week trip to the Australian Antarctic Division. Clockwise from top left: 2IC PO Hydrographic Systems Manager Graham Campton, ABHSO Roek Dyer, POMT Michael Cameron, OIC LEUT Peter Waring and LSHSO Cameron Rea. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The Royal Australian Navy's Deployable Geospatial Survey Team One prepare to fly to Hobart to meet the ship Aurora Australis to begin a four week trip to the Australian Antarctic Division. Clockwise from top left: 2IC PO Hydrographic Systems Manager Graham Campton, ABHSO Roek Dyer, POMT Michael Cameron, OIC LEUT Peter Waring and LSHSO Cameron Rea.

Thirty-seven kilometres south of Hobart, the idyllic shores of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel were the scene of some rather unique Navy training activity.

HMAS Tobruk hosts sea-ready NEOCs

Published on by LEUT Harrison Ingham (author and photographer), CAPT Robert Knight (photographer)

Sailors launch HMAS Tobruk's Sea Boat while at anchor near Magnetic Island, Townsville. (photo: LEUT INGHAM)

Sailors launch HMAS Tobruk's Sea Boat while at anchor near Magnetic Island, Townsville.

On Sunday 20 October, 65 sea-ready members of the 49th New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC), or NEOCs as they are affectionately known, embarked on their three-week Sea Training Deployment in HMAS Tobruk (II).

HMAS Farncomb visits Hobart

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

HMAS Farncomb in Hobart. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

HMAS Farncomb in Hobart.

Hobart welcomed the first Collins Class submarine visit to the region for five years, with the arrival of HMAS Farncomb into port late last week.

Gascoyne route survey Darwin

Published on by MIDN Emma Cook (author and photographer)

Mine Warfare Sailors ABCSO Simon Owen, ABCSO Mitchell Pevy and ABCSO Natasha Corby of HMAS Gascoyne ready the remote operating vehicle during a Route Survey in Darwin Harbour. (photo: MIDN Emma Cook)

Mine Warfare Sailors ABCSO Simon Owen, ABCSO Mitchell Pevy and ABCSO Natasha Corby of HMAS Gascoyne ready the remote operating vehicle during a Route Survey in Darwin Harbour.

Royal Australian Navy Minehunter Coastal (MHC), HMAS Gascoyne, has been hard at work conducting Route Survey of Darwin Harbour over the past few weeks.

Choules pit stop at Berth 10

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author)

HMAS Choules pulls alongside the newly commissioned Berth 10 in Townsville to clear customs and quarantine. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Choules pulls alongside the newly commissioned Berth 10 in Townsville to clear customs and quarantine.

On her way home from Operation LANDSCAPE, HMAS Choules stopped off in Townsville and used the newly commissioned Berth 10 to clear customs and quarantine.

Experienced hand brought in for Sirius deployment

Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

On the bridge of HMAS Sirius, Navigator LCDR Peter Russell and Executive Officer CMDR Phill Henry discuss the upcoming deployment. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

On the bridge of HMAS Sirius, Navigator LCDR Peter Russell and Executive Officer CMDR Phill Henry discuss the upcoming deployment.

An experienced pair of hands guides the way to help HMAS Sirius prepare for a relatively short notice deployment to Asia.

Commander Australian Fleet gets first hand view of future aviation force

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett and two members of the Airworthiness Board meet with 725 Squadron personnel undergoing training for the new MH-60R helicopters in Jacksonville, Florida.   (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett and two members of the Airworthiness Board meet with 725 Squadron personnel undergoing training for the new MH-60R helicopters in Jacksonville, Florida.

The maturity of the MH-60R training and support systems was showcased to Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and two members of the Airworthiness Board during a recent two day visit to Jacksonville, Florida.

723 Squirrel joins Tobruk for Pacific deployment

Published on by LEUT Harrison Ingham (author), CAPT Robert Knight (photographer)

A Squirrel aircraft launches from HMAS Tobruk's aft flight deck during flying stations.
 (photo: CAPT Robert Knight)

A Squirrel aircraft launches from HMAS Tobruk's aft flight deck during flying stations.

An AS350BA Squirrel flight from 723 Squadron recently joined HMAS Tobruk for the ship’s upcoming deployment to Townsville, Cairns and Pacific Islands.

ESPS Cantabria commended by the RAN

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN presents  Commanding Officer of ESPS Cantabria, Commander Jose Luis Nieto a unit commendation on the flight deck in front of the ship's crew at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN presents Commanding Officer of ESPS Cantabria, Commander Jose Luis Nieto a unit commendation on the flight deck in front of the ship's crew at Garden Island, Sydney.

The professionalism of ESPS Cantabria ship’s company under the leadership of Commander Jose Luis Nieto Fernandez was formally recognised recently with a Commander Australian Fleet commendations.

Fuelling the fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Joseph McKay (author)

HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Darwin in the East Australian Exercise Area. It was Success' first RAS since returning to sea following her extended refit period. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Darwin in the East Australian Exercise Area. It was Success' first RAS since returning to sea following her extended refit period.

HMAS Success has successfully completed her first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) as part of Sea Qualification Trials, just days after returning to sea.