Topic: Deployments (Non-Operations)

Afar and abroad for an Arunta Aircrewman

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams with HMAS Arunta's embarked Sea Hawk helicopter. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams with HMAS Arunta's embarked Sea Hawk helicopter.

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys David Williams says he loves working on operations and being part of a Seahawk crew. He is currently embarked on HMAS Arunta, which is undertaking a North East Asian deployment.

The man behind the lens

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Bradley Darvill collects imagery with an 800mm lens onboard HMAS Arunta during the North East Asian Deployment 2015. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Bradley Darvill collects imagery with an 800mm lens onboard HMAS Arunta during the North East Asian Deployment 2015.

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.

Valuing our international relationships

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Steward Jessica Gunning on the bridge wing of the fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Steward Jessica Gunning on the bridge wing of the fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operations Jessica Gunning is on board HMAS Sirius currently, providing hospitality services for the ship’s company. Her core role includes daily food preparation and service, coordinating official functions held on board HMAS Sirius and acting as the Commanding Officer's Valet.

A sea of firsts for Boatswains Mate

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry from HMAS Arunta shakes hands with the Malaysian Navy team after taking part in a friendly football match during HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius's port visit to Kemaman, Malaysia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry from HMAS Arunta shakes hands with the Malaysian Navy team after taking part in a friendly football match during HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius's port visit to Kemaman, Malaysia.

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.

Athleticism and teamwork in Sirius

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Filiberto Hernandez (author), LSML-SO Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Candace Mackenzie participating in the 'cafe party' javelin throw at the HMAS Sirius mini Olympics. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Candace Mackenzie participating in the 'cafe party' javelin throw at the HMAS Sirius mini Olympics.

Keeping fit at sea is vitally important for morale, safety and health, but sometimes another workout in the ship's gym can be less than inspiring.

Australians join forces in Malaysian soccer challenge

Published on by LEUT James Hill (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gerard Reeves dazzles the opposition with his fancy footwork during a friendly football game against the  Malaysian Navy during a visit to Kemaman, Malaysia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gerard Reeves dazzles the opposition with his fancy footwork during a friendly football game against the Malaysian Navy during a visit to Kemaman, Malaysia.

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.

North East Asian deployments for Sirius and Arunta

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), SBLT Stephanie Baulch (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Damien Lovie farewells his girlfriend Miss Eliza Skate prior to HMAS Arunta departing Fleet Base West on HMAS Arunta's North East Asian Deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Damien Lovie farewells his girlfriend Miss Eliza Skate prior to HMAS Arunta departing Fleet Base West on HMAS Arunta's North East Asian Deployment.

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.

AE2 remembered 100 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the Turkish Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Veysel Kosele, and guests onboard HMAS Anzac, for a commemorative service to HMAS AE2, lost during World War One, in the Sea of Marmara. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the Turkish Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Veysel Kosele, and guests onboard HMAS Anzac, for a commemorative service to HMAS AE2, lost during World War One, in the Sea of Marmara.

Against the bitterly cold wind of the Turkish Sea of Marmara HMAS Anzac hosted a solemn ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the actions of the HMAS AE2 crew ahead of the landings at Anzac cove.

HMAS Ballarat enjoys port visit to Langkawi, Malaysia

Published on by LEUT Darren Greene and SBLT Damian Dedich (author)

HMAS Ballarat arrives at Langkawi Naval Base for Exercise MASTEX 2013. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Ballarat arrives at Langkawi Naval Base for Exercise MASTEX 2013.

HMAS Ballarat successfully completed a port visit to Langkawi, Malaysia at the start of September as part of her South East Asian Deployment.

Life onboard Sydney, a Japanese perspective

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

ASLT Naomi Gammon, SBLT Ben King and Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (of the Japanese Maritime Defence Force) hold an informal debrief on recently completed officer of the watch manoeuvres, conducted in company with the US Navy destroyer USS Momsen (background). (photo: Leading Seaman Peter Thompson)

ASLT Naomi Gammon, SBLT Ben King and Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (of the Japanese Maritime Defence Force) hold an informal debrief on recently completed officer of the watch manoeuvres, conducted in company with the US Navy destroyer USS Momsen (background).

As part of its North East Asian deployment, HMAS Sydney (IV) has been conducting exercises at sea with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force. HMAS Sydney (IV) and the Japanese destroyer JDS Murasame took part in Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT, a three-day exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the two navies.

Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki transferred by helicopter from Murasame to join Sydney (IV) for the exercise and the voyage to Guam as the ship’s Japanese Liaison Officer.