Topic: HMAS Watson
Over 60 years have passed since one of the Navy’s most iconic buildings was erected. On 30 April 1960, the foundation stone for the HMAS Watson Chapel was laid.
At the beginning of March, Navy’s main maritime warfare training establishment - HMAS Watson - marked its 75th birthday.
Navy’s ability to exercise multiple ships, submarines and aircraft during the Fleet Certification Period 2020 has benefitted from the ability to train in complex scenarios and tactics in a simulated environment.
Major redevelopment works are about to commence at HMAS Watson, Navy’s principal warfare and navigation training establishment, preparing Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors of to be able to fight and win at sea.
The pre-deployment preparations and training for the Australian lead Combined Task Force 150 mission wrapped up at HMAS Watson recently, with the task group getting a stamp of approval from the Commodore Flotillas Force Generation Directorate.
Members of the Royal Australian Navy have showcased their maritime skills to civilian employers of Navy reservists from across Australia this week, as Exercise Navy Boss Lift 2019 got underway in Sydney.
An important aspect of training to fight and win at sea is the ability for Navy units and personnel to develop skills and test process in a simulated environment without the restrictions of the real world.
Australia’s enduring ties with the Pacific have seen Navy play a leading role in improving the way we operate with our near neighbours, both across the region and closer to home.
The Officers and Sailors of HMAS Watson have reaffirmed their bond with the Municipality of Woollahra by exercising their right to Freedom of Entry to the eastern Sydney suburb.
You might not see the work of cryptologic systems (CTS) sailors on board your ship, but their time immersed in signals and intelligence could be the thing keeping everyone safe.