Topic: HMAS Penguin

Going the distance for fitness and charity

Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Stephen Tilley (author)

Commander Ian Young on completion of day three of his charity bike ride, helping to raise funds into finding a cure for Vanishing White Matter Disease.  (photo: SGT Stephen Tilley)

Commander Ian Young on completion of day three of his charity bike ride, helping to raise funds into finding a cure for Vanishing White Matter Disease.

Commander Ian Young is a Navy Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Maritime Operational Health Unit in Sydney, but he still finds the time to keep fit and channel his training to a higher purpose.

Penguin shows softer side in base tour

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Guests of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation Charity Luncheon on the balcony of the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Guests of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation Charity Luncheon on the balcony of the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin.

As the Royal Australian Navy’s primary medical training facility, it is fitting that Sydney base, HMAS Penguin's community and charitable support involves sick children.

HMAS Penguin exercises her Freedom of Entry

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Children from Mosman Public and the Mosman Church of England Preparatory schools cheer as the ship's company of HMAS Penguin march down Military Road, Mosman. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Children from Mosman Public and the Mosman Church of England Preparatory schools cheer as the ship's company of HMAS Penguin march down Military Road, Mosman.

With pride and enthusiasm, up to 200 officers and sailors from HMAS Penguin have exercised their Freedom of Entry into the Municipality of Mosman.

Navy medical emergencies in safe hands

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Rob Turner administers an injection of ketamine to a casualty during a simulated medical emergency at the Maritime Operational Health Unit HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Lieutenant Commander Rob Turner administers an injection of ketamine to a casualty during a simulated medical emergency at the Maritime Operational Health Unit HMAS Penguin.

It is a potentially catastrophic scenario: two critically injured in a helicopter crash, a patient undergoing an amputation and another recovering from serious injuries in a fall, with medics also trying to help a woman giving birth. Suddenly news breaks of 15 injured in a small boat collision and fire in a dock. And it’s all taking place on one of Australia’s amphibious assault ships.

Penguin meets namesake

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

L-R Leading Seaman Medic Sarah Mclaughlan, Leading Seaman Medic Olivia Mortlock and Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell ADC, RAN, inspect the penguins living at Sydney Aquarium.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

L-R Leading Seaman Medic Sarah Mclaughlan, Leading Seaman Medic Olivia Mortlock and Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell ADC, RAN, inspect the penguins living at Sydney Aquarium.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin came face-to-face with a ‘waddle’ of penguins in Sydney, as part of celebrations for the base’s 75th anniversary.