The Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force received three finalist awards in the recent Australian Institute of Training and Development 2019 Excellence Awards, with three finalist awards serving as an outstanding endorsement of the quality work that Training Force produces.
Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
It was a busy afternoon of training for Midshipmen Geraldine Gray and Maire Starkey as they helped pilot the 16,000 tonnes, 176 metre-long Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, through the treacherous Prince of Wales Channel off Australia’s northern coast.
Five members of the Royal Australian Navy’s emergent Defensive Cyber Operations workforce were provided a rare opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with our closest allies from the US, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand through attendance at the US Navy’s annual Hack the Machine event.
HMAS Albatross regularly conducts crash exercises, known as a ‘crashex’, around a range of emergency scenarios designed to ensure the ship’s company is ready to handle real incidents when they occur without notice.
Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - the Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns.
The crew of HMAS Leeuwin have used their recent visit to Timor-Leste and survey of Dili Harbour to provide training to officers and sailors from the Timor-Leste Defence Force (F-FDTL) as they prepare to take on two new Guardian Class Patrol Boats.