Topic: HMAS Arunta (F151)
Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Bradley Darvill has the exciting job of capturing all the interesting and amazing things the Royal Australian Navy does on a day to day basis, and in particular, as a member of the ship's company of HMAS Arunta, has the job of the embarked Imagery Specialist during its North East Asian deployment.
Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry arrived in Subic Bay in the Philippines today onboard HMAS Arunta which is conducting a port visit as part of the ship’s North East Asian deployment, of which the Philippines is just one of many stops.
While in the Philippines for a recent port visit, Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, Australian Defence Attaché to the Philippines Colonel Bruce Murray and Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil were pleased to host members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and distinguished guests onboard Arunta for an official reception.
The ships' companies of HMAS Sirius and Arunta joined forces for a sports day with young trainees from the Philippine Naval Education and Training Centre during the ships' ongoing North East Asian deployment.
One month into their North East Asian deployment HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius joined forces to take on the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly game of soccer during a port visit to Kemaman. It was a hotly contested game with both teams demonstrating a high level of competitiveness however it was the Malaysians who came out on top winning 3-1.
Friends, family and loved ones lined the wharf at Fleet Base West, south of Perth, Western Australia, in late August as HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta departed for North East Asian deployments.
HMAS Arunta recently dusted off the mount, tested the sensor systems and did final voice procedures prior to firing their 5-inch gun for the first time in three years during sea qualification trials in the West Australian Exercise Area.
Chief of Navy (CN) Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN has gone to sea for the last time as Chief of Navy onboard HMAS Arunta, just as the ship has achieved a significant milestone with the completion of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade Programme.
The 12th of February was a significant day for HMA Ships Warramunga and Arunta. Not only did Warramunga’s crew swap platforms into Arunta, the Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, was also on hand to present the Australia Cup to Arunta’s ship’s company.
In February, ten members of HMAS Arunta’s ship’s company donated their time and skills to help out the children of the Malibu School in Safety Bay, Western Australia, as a part of Navy’s ongoing support to the community.