Elemonator, Trident and Tested and Fremulon take engineering prizes

This article has photo gallery Published on Royal Australian Navy (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Location(s): HMAS Cerberus, VIC

Topic(s): Honours, Awards and Trophies, Naval Engineering

WO Christopher Rowley, left; Head of Navy Engineering, RADM Colin Lawrence, second right; and Manager of the Navy Engineering Challenge CAPT Chris Fealy, right; present the 2019 Electronic Technician trophy to Team ‘Fremulon’, from HMAS Cerberus. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)
WO Christopher Rowley, left; Head of Navy Engineering, RADM Colin Lawrence, second right; and Manager of the Navy Engineering Challenge CAPT Chris Fealy, right; present the 2019 Electronic Technician trophy to Team ‘Fremulon’, from HMAS Cerberus.

Teams of electrical, mechanical and aviation technicians from the Royal Australian Navy descended on HMAS Cerberus in October to compete for the title of engineering champion.

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence said the engineering community was by far the largest in the Navy.

“We have hundreds of young Australians under training and part of the service we do is to build them into competent technicians.

“The purpose of this event is to put that on show,” Rear Admiral Lawrence said.

All teams went above and beyond throughout the regional challenges as well as the finals, with Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger saying it was an important event each year. 

“It provides us ETs, as a community, an ability to provide solutions to problems that we don’t normally get every day,” Petty Officer Younger said.

Leading Seaman Shannon Elliott said he would recommended the challenge to all technicians.

“It’s a really good experience for you as a technician, really good to work with a team of people and a really fun experience all round,” he said.

Team ‘Elemonator’ from HMAS Canberra won the Marine Technician trophy, while team ‘Trident and Tested’ from 808 Squadron won the Aviation Technician trophy. Team ‘Fremulon’ from HMAS Cerberus won the Electronic Technicians trophy.

Imagery is available on the Navy Image Gallery: https://images.navy.gov.au/S20192672.