Topic: Duke of Gloucester’s Cup
(L-R) Former and current Commanding Officers of HMAS Success: Captain Ralph Derbridge (ret); Commander John Connor (ret); Captain Justin Jones, current Commanding Officer; Captain Ainsley Morthorpe; Commander Simon Brown; Captain Steve O'Brien; Commodore Jim O'Hara (ret); commissioning Commanding Officer, Commodore Jim Longden (ret); and Captain Allison Norris.
Success celebrated her 'pearl' anniversary of 30 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy on 23 April 2016.
March 24, 2016 by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
Members of the Royal Australian Navy assembled during Fleet Divisions held aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney.
The flight deck of HMAS
Adelaide, with Sydney Harbour as the backdrop, provided a spectacular setting for Fleet Base East Divisions on 24 March.
Published on February 11, 2016 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Melbourne, Commander Bill Waters (centre) supervises the berthing of the guided missile frigate at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain at the end of Melbourne's eighth deployment to the region conducting maritime security patrols as part of Combined Maritime Forces.
Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS
Melbourne is returning home to Australia after completing more than 50 boarding operations and seizing almost a tonne of heroin during a Middle Eastern deployment.
Over 216 kilograms of heroin with a street value of AUD$64 million was confisicated by HMAS Melbourne while on operations in the Middle East Region. These drugs were discovered onboard a fishing vessel intercepted by HMAS Melbourne. After being siezed the illegal narcotics were transferred to HMAS Melbourne for analysis and disposal at sea.
Melbourne has struck a third time against the trafficking of narcotics in the Middle East confiscating another 216 kilograms of high-grade heroin worth an estimated $64 million.
The Gloucester Cup presented to HMAS Success.
Pouring rain did not dampen the pride of all present when His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd) Governor General of Australia presented HMAS
Success with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious annual award for outstanding performance, the Gloucester Cup.
His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Commanding Officer of HMAS Huon, Lieutenant Commander Jace Hutchison RAN, stand in front of the parade with the Gloucester Cup.
Huon was this week presented with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious award for outstanding performance by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO presents the Gloucester Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Jason Hunter RAN onboard the flight deck of HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base East, Sydney.
Recently the prestigious Gloucester Cup was presented to HMAS
Anzac’s ship's company, now embarked in HMAS Stuart by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO.