Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)

Operational ‘old hand’ keeps comms on point

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Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Christopher Soles on the starboard waist of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Christopher Soles on the starboard waist of HMAS Newcastle.

Life as a communication sailor in the Navy brings a world of possibilities, as Leading Seaman Chris Soles has discovered.

Gearing up for Talisman Sabre

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter  in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia.

Australian and US forces are gearing up for mid- to high-intensity warfare against ‘near-peer’ adversaries on the month-long Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, which begins at the end of June.

HMA Ships CanberraChoulesAnzacToowoombaBallaratDarwinMelbourneSuccessDiamantinaHuonGascoyne and Melville will all take part.

Hands to action stations on Darwin

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Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSEW Brooke Gregory)

Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin.

HMAS Darwin is making the most of her final months in service, progressing trainees through their qualifications.

Darwin leaders honoured

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Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, pictured on the forecastle during passage to Auckland, New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, pictured on the forecastle during passage to Auckland, New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review.

The 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List named three leaders from the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin recognised for their service in the ship’s recent deployment to the Middle East.

Darwin supports Invictus Games countdown

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His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales speaks with contenders competing in 2018 Invictus Games as he is escorted by the Royal Australian Navy around Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales speaks with contenders competing in 2018 Invictus Games as he is escorted by the Royal Australian Navy around Sydney Harbour.

It’s not often you get to brush shoulders with royalty, however, the ship’s company of HMAS Darwin was recently tasked with a very royal mission.

Darwin waves the flag in Hobart

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From left, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Harriet Anne Shepperd, Ships Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, and Midshipman Bonnie Galbraith on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin at Macquarie Wharf, Hobart. (photo: Paul Redding)

From left, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Harriet Anne Shepperd, Ships Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, and Midshipman Bonnie Galbraith on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin at Macquarie Wharf, Hobart.

After farewelling Brisbane recently, HMAS Darwin headed to Hobart last month – her penultimate port of call on her final visit to all coastal capital cities.

Ships combine for Moreton anniversary

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HMAS Darwin glides up the Brisbane River during a recent port visit. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Darwin glides up the Brisbane River during a recent port visit.

In the middle an intense training and systems check period, HMAS Darwin slipped into the Brisbane River and berthed across from Navy’s home in southern Queensland, HMAS Moreton.

Top End welcome for Darwin crew

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LSEW Brooke Gregory, CPOET William Edmondston, WO Jack Parnell, Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin CMDR Phillip Henry and ABBM Amber Phineasa are pictured at the Cenotaph on the Esplanade following the 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service in Darwin. (photo: Unknown)

LSEW Brooke Gregory, CPOET William Edmondston, WO Jack Parnell, Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin CMDR Phillip Henry and ABBM Amber Phineasa are pictured at the Cenotaph on the Esplanade following the 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service in Darwin.

In her final year of service, members of HMAS Darwin’s ship’s company have seized the opportunity to reinforce links with her namesake city.

AK-47s seized by HMAS Darwin presented to Memorial

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Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, Commanding Officer of HMAS Darwin and LEUT James Hodgkinson (left), Boarding Officer HMAS Darwain hand over weapons seized by HMAS Darwin on Op MANITOU to Nick Fletcher at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: Fiona Silsby)

Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, Commanding Officer of HMAS Darwin and LEUT James Hodgkinson (left), Boarding Officer HMAS Darwain hand over weapons seized by HMAS Darwin on Op MANITOU to Nick Fletcher at the Australian War Memorial.

Two AK-47s seized by the Royal Australian Navy during Operation MANITOU were presented to the Australian War Memorial to maintain the historic record of Defence’s contributions in the Middle East.

Cadets tour HMAS Darwin

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Australian Navy Cadets pose for a photo on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin, following a tour of the ship. (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

Australian Navy Cadets pose for a photo on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin, following a tour of the ship.

More than 50 Australian Navy Cadets and staff experienced HMAS Darwin’s capability first hand when the group visited the warship alongside Garden Island, Sydney recently.