Topic: HMAS Cairns

Aviation training facilities tested

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tim Craig (author), Unknown (photographer)

An EC-135 helicopter conducts First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT) with MV Sycamore. (photo: Mr Wayne Dunlop)

An EC-135 helicopter conducts First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT) with MV Sycamore.

The Navy’s newest aviation capability has been stretching her wings off the eastern seaboard, with the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit conducting first of class flight trials with the EC-135 helicopter in aviation training vessel, MV Sycamore.

Community minded Cairns cycle for a cause

Published on by SMNGX Josiah Rutherford (author), Unknown (photographer)

The HMAS Cairns Crusaders cycling team. (photo: Unknown)

The HMAS Cairns Crusaders cycling team.

The HMAS Cairns Crusaders cycling team has put their fitness to the test attending the annual Cairns to Cooktown Cardiac Challenge, a fundraising event that aims to increase awareness about cardiac disease in Far North Queensland as well as financially support the cardiac ward in Cairns Base Hospital.

Cairns cleans up in community

Published on by POML-C Rob Bateman (author)

Ship's Company personnel from HMAS Cairns, participating in the Great Northern Clean-Up (photo: Unknown)

Ship's Company personnel from HMAS Cairns, participating in the Great Northern Clean-Up

The ship’s company of HMAS Cairns have taken to the water in a less typical fashion recently, getting out in kayaks to contribute to cleaning up local waterways.

Cool runnings for Cairns

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Unknown (photographer)

A team of HMAS Cairns sailors at this year’s Navy Alpine Snowsport Championships held in the Perisher Valley, New South Wales. (photo: Unknown)

A team of HMAS Cairns sailors at this year’s Navy Alpine Snowsport Championships held in the Perisher Valley, New South Wales.

A team of HMAS Cairns sailors, more accustomed to crocodiles than cardigans have surprised many with their performance at this year’s Navy Alpine Snowsport Championships held in the Perisher Valley, New South Wales.

Proliferation security initiatives come to Cairns

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Paul Tucker (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Boarding Party personnel demonstrate a search on a simulated suspect vessel during the Live Exercise demonstration at the Proliferation Security Initiative, Exercise Pacific Protector, 17  held at HMAS Cairns on September 9.  (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Royal Australian Navy Boarding Party personnel demonstrate a search on a simulated suspect vessel during the Live Exercise demonstration at the Proliferation Security Initiative, Exercise Pacific Protector, 17 held at HMAS Cairns on September 9.

Navy has been in the thick of Australia’s commitment to international proliferation security initiatives, helping host Exercise PACIFIC PROTECTOR 17 in Cairns.