Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)
While day-to-day Anzac friendships remain strong between the nations of Australia and New Zealand, on the sporting field it is war.
Six Australian Navy Cadets joined HMAS Darwin in Singapore for the warship’s return to Australia after a seven month deployment to the Middle East.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, has had a taste of home in Visakhapatnam this week, visiting HMAS Darwin where she participated in the Indian Navy’s International Fleet Review.
The Royal Australian Navy is taking its place on the world stage, joining 90 vessels representing 24 countries for India’s International Fleet Review.
Navy has continued to build relationships with Pacific partners by conducting helicopter exercises with the Japanese Navy.
The Navy family has again paused to remember nine Air Force and Navy personnel who lost their lives when helicopter Shark 02 crashed during humanitarian relief operations on the island of Nias, south of Sumatra in 2005.
The Royal Australian Navy has prepared for its role in the 2016 International Fleet Review (IFR) with HMAS Darwin sailing in company in the Bay of Bengal.
HMAS Darwin berthed at Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand recently, to a friendly and musical welcome from her Thai Navy counterparts.
Family members of three HMAS Darwin personnel who grew up in the Torres Strait were welcomed aboard the frigate when she transited the jade blue waters of the Prince of Wales Channel recently.
HMAS Darwin celebrated a significant milestone this week, notching up her one millionth nautical mile the same day as she sailed into her namesake city.