Topic: Return to Australia

Rankin back from the long haul

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Submariners haul in on berthing lines as HMAS Rankin comes alongside Diamantina Pier, Fleet Base West, returning home after the submarine completed a nine month deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Submariners haul in on berthing lines as HMAS Rankin comes alongside Diamantina Pier, Fleet Base West, returning home after the submarine completed a nine month deployment.

HMAS Rankin has returned to HMAS Stirling following her recent nine month deployment which Commander Submarine Force Captain Matt Buckley, described as “the longest single deployment for a Collins Class Submarine.”

Long wait over for friends and family of Melbourne

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler is reunited with his family at HMAS Melbourne's welcome home ceremony.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler is reunited with his family at HMAS Melbourne's welcome home ceremony.

Seven long months away from home ended with an ecstatic family reunion for HMAS Melbourne sailor Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler, after returning from Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.

Melbourne returns from Middle East operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne draws alongside the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney after spending 203 days deployed to the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Melbourne draws alongside the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney after spending 203 days deployed to the Middle East Region.

After five successful narcotic seizures in the Middle East and 203 days away from home, Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Melbourne was welcomed back to her home port of Sydney today.

Returning home from a Sirius adventure

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jonathan Williams (author), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Nicholas Asara, Midshipman Jon Williams, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Gunning line the upper decks as HMAS Sirius prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Sub Lieutenant Nicholas Asara, Midshipman Jon Williams, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Gunning line the upper decks as HMAS Sirius prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West, WA.

After deploying in August for South East Asia, HMAS Sirius returned home to Fleet Base West on 13 December to the cheers of family and friends.

Dechaineux returns

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home HMAS Dechaineux from a South East Asia deployment. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home HMAS Dechaineux from a South East Asia deployment.

HMAS Dechaineux returned to her home port at Fleet Base West just before Christmas, following a six month deployment to Asia and the east coast of Australia.

HMAS Perth returns home to friends and family

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

A mother and daughter look on as HMAS Perth pulls into Fleet Base West after a four month deployment. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

A mother and daughter look on as HMAS Perth pulls into Fleet Base West after a four month deployment.

Friends and family were on the wharf at Fleet Base West to welcome home HMAS Perth after a four month deployment supporting Operations RESOLUTE and SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

Tobruk returns from humanitarian mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Ben Walters is greeted by his children Millie and Owen on the wharf at Garden Island. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Ben Walters is greeted by his children Millie and Owen on the wharf at Garden Island.

The crew of HMAS Tobruk has returned home just in time for Christmas after helping the people of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Tobruk brings sailors, soldiers and equipment home

Published on by MAJ Chris Linden (photographer)

A backhoe from 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment is loaded for return to Australia on HMAS Tobruk after completing recovery tasks in the Philippines. (photo: MAJ Chris Linden)

A backhoe from 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment is loaded for return to Australia on HMAS Tobruk after completing recovery tasks in the Philippines.

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Tobruk has returned to Townsville to disembark 35 Army personnel and unload equipment following Australian Defence Force Humanitarian Disaster Relief (HADR) operations in the Philippines.

Home again: Newcastle returns from SLIPPER

Published on by LEUT David Osborne (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Family and friends gather at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome home their loved ones embarked on HMAS Newcastle, following a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Family and friends gather at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome home their loved ones embarked on HMAS Newcastle, following a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.

The crew of the Adelaide class Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle has returned home to Sydney today, after a six-month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. Hundreds of loved ones were waiting for them on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Garden Island. 

HMAS Sydney returns home

Published on by SBLT Sarah McDonagh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

A friendly wave as families and friends of HMAS Sydney's crew wait as HMAS Sydney passes HMAS Tobruk on the way to the berth at her home base at Fleet Base East. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

A friendly wave as families and friends of HMAS Sydney's crew wait as HMAS Sydney passes HMAS Tobruk on the way to the berth at her home base at Fleet Base East.

Following a successful deployment to North East Asia, HMAS Sydney (IV) has returned home to a warm welcome from family and friends on the wharf at Fleet Base East.