Topic: Operation SLIPPER
Published on September 18, 2013 by LEUT David Osborne and SBLT Matthew Stobo (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (author)
Dive team members from HMAS Newcastle and the Royal Jordanian Naval Force pose under water after defeating a simulated mine threat as part of combined Explosive Ordnance Disposal training in Aqaba, Jordan.
The ship's company of HMAS
Newcastle has conducted training exercises with the Royal Jordanian Naval Force in Aqaba, Jordan.
Published on September 11, 2013 by LCDR Luke Miller (author), POEW Ben White (photographer), HMAS Newcastle's Boarding Party (photographer)
HMAS Newcastle's Boarding Officer, LEUT Dave Osbourne interacts with Yemeni fisherman while conducting an Approach and Assist Visit during Focused Operation SOUTHERN LOOK.
During recent operations with Commander Task Force 151, HMAS
Newcastle planned and conducted Focused Operation SOUTHERN LOOK, an international maritime engagement operation in the Gulf of Aden.
HMAS Newcastle and RFA Fort Victoria conducting a Replenishment at Sea evolution in the Middle East.
On 13 August in the Arabian Sea, HMAS
Newcastle reaffirmed an old friendship with the British replenishment ship, RFA Fort Victoria.
POEW sailor Shannon Evans closed up as upper deck sentry on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne, with an F88 Steyr rifle, loaded with blank ammunition during a force protection assessment.
With a pipe from the Executive Officer it was all over. The ship and its company had passed the final assessment that began with a Mariner Skills Evaluation back in March and culminated in September with a final Force Protection assessment alongside Diamantina Pier, HMAS
LEUT Alisha Withers prepares a postal vote while HMAS Newcastle is berthed at Aqaba, Jordan during the 2013 elections.
Fifteen thousand kilometres away from the polling booths at Australian primary schools and the smell of the fundraising sausage sizzles, members of HMAS
Newcastle’s ship’s company had their say in the 2013 Australian Federal Election.
HMS Kent's Merlin helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle during a ship transfer activity in the Middle East Area of Operations.
A Royal Navy Officer recently ‘hitched a ride’ across the Red Sea onboard HMAS
Newcastle, while trying to make his way home to England.
Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Alee Scarfone farewells her daughter Keira, aged 5, before departing on a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne.
Today, the Royal Australian Navy warship HMAS
Melbourne set sail for a six-month operational deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.
(L-R) AB Laura Johnson. LS Chantelle Hughes and LEUT Meghann Walker sorting mail which was received when the ship was at anchor in Djibouti Harbour.
Lollies, home-made biscuits, magazines and photographs of loved ones were just some of the things that made the crew of HMAS
Newcastle smile, when the ship received 460 kilograms of mail in July.
Petty Officer Clearance Diver Brenton Walters wears the Explosive Ordinance Disposal 9 (EOD-9) suit during a training exercise. The exercise scenario required POCD Walters to disarm a bomb booby-trapped to a door onboard HMAS Newcastle.
Newcastle’s specialist Clearance Divers have continued to practice their counter improvised explosive device techniques while at sea in the Middle East Area of Operations.
Able Seaman Marine Technician Mitchell Summers mans the Electrical Plant Control Console (EPCC) during a training exercise onboard HMAS Newcastle.
Newcastle’s Marine Engineering Department has raised the bar on professional development during the ship's operational deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations, with some impressive results.