Topic: HMAS Childers (P93)

HMAS Childers contributes to Red 25

Published on by LEUT Danielle Couch (author)

Able Seaman Boatswain’s Mate Renee Mason at the Cairns Red Cross Blood Donation Centre. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Boatswain’s Mate Renee Mason at the Cairns Red Cross Blood Donation Centre.

Six crew members of Armidale Class patrol boat HMAS Childers have answered the call for an increase in blood donations while alongside in HMAS Cairns.

Turtle released while protecting Australian fisheries

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

The crew of HMAS Childers prepares to release Franklin the Green Sea Turtle back into the ocean. (photo: )

The crew of HMAS Childers prepares to release Franklin the Green Sea Turtle back into the ocean.

The release of a rescued Green Sea Turtle back into the ocean by HMAS Childers has capped a successful few months for Royal Australian Navy Patrol Boats in the Top End on their mission to protect Australia’s natural resources.

A turtle-y awesome rescue

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Couch (author), LSCIS Fane Cokanauto (photographer)

Franklin the Turtle and HMAS Childers Executive Officer Lieutenant Danielle Couch on their way back to Darwin.  (photo: LSCIS Fane Cokanauto)

Franklin the Turtle and HMAS Childers Executive Officer Lieutenant Danielle Couch on their way back to Darwin.

The crew of patrol boat, HMAS Childers stuck their necks out for a marine friend when they rescued an injured green sea turtle off the coast of the Tiwi Islands recently.

White Ribbon leader in the Top End

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

From left, Able Seaman Mathew Skelton, Able Seaman Matthew Gelding, Able Seaman Daniel Leschke and Able Seaman Tiernan Chappell of HMAS Childers show their support in Australia's campaign to stop violence against women at HMAS Coonawarra.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

From left, Able Seaman Mathew Skelton, Able Seaman Matthew Gelding, Able Seaman Daniel Leschke and Able Seaman Tiernan Chappell of HMAS Childers show their support in Australia's campaign to stop violence against women at HMAS Coonawarra.

The Royal Australian Navy's commitment to the White Ribbon campaign has taken a major step forward, with Navy being granted partner status in the Northern Territory.

HMAS Childers returns from Indian Ocean deployment

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

HMAS Childers at sea in the Indian Ocean en route to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands to take part in MILAN 2014 a maritime activity. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

HMAS Childers at sea in the Indian Ocean en route to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands to take part in MILAN 2014 a maritime activity.

HMAS Childers has arrived in Darwin after participating in MILAN 2014, the biannual international naval event hosted by the Indian Navy in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Wynnum sailor makes it three for three

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Christian Duncan onboard HMAS Childers alongside Port Blair for MILAN 2014, an international maritime activity with various navies from the Indian Ocean region. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Leading Seaman Christian Duncan onboard HMAS Childers alongside Port Blair for MILAN 2014, an international maritime activity with various navies from the Indian Ocean region.

Wynnum local Christian Duncan was following in the footsteps of his two brothers, who serve in the Navy and Air Force, when he joined the Navy in 2008. Making the decision to join the Navy fulfilled the wishes of his late father, who always wanted all three sons to join the Australian Defence Force.

Sailor turns gap year into career

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Kirsty Strike onboard HMAS Childers with various navies alongside for MILAN 2014, a maritime activity in Port Blair in the Andaman Islands, India. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Kirsty Strike onboard HMAS Childers with various navies alongside for MILAN 2014, a maritime activity in Port Blair in the Andaman Islands, India.

Able Seaman Kirsty Strike and her ship mates onboard HMAS Childers, an Armidale Class Patrol Boat, are returning home from Kirsty's first overseas deployment with the Navy.

A day in the life of a Patrol Boat Chef

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistic-Chef Alex Shears fires up the barbeque at the MILAN 2014 Food and Cultural display alongside Port Blair, India. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistic-Chef Alex Shears fires up the barbeque at the MILAN 2014 Food and Cultural display alongside Port Blair, India.

As the Ship’s Company of HMAS Childers continue their current Indian Ocean deployment, Able Seaman Alex Shears shares his job experience as a Maritime Logistic - Chef.

Smallest vessel draws the largest crowd at MILAN 2014

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

ARDENT SIX crew members embarked in HMAS Childers serve food at the Australian tent during MILAN 2014 food and cultural display alongside Port Blair, India. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

ARDENT SIX crew members embarked in HMAS Childers serve food at the Australian tent during MILAN 2014 food and cultural display alongside Port Blair, India.

HMAS Childers may be the smallest international vessel at MILAN 2014, but the Armidale Class Patrol boat drew the largest crowd at the food and cultural display in Port Blair, India.

HMAS Childers enjoys cultural visit to Bangladesh

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Greenies united, Petty Officer Tapan from the Bangladesh Navy and Leading Seaman Joshua Hobbs meet at the official welcoming ceremony as HMAS Childers comes alongside Chittagong. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Greenies united, Petty Officer Tapan from the Bangladesh Navy and Leading Seaman Joshua Hobbs meet at the official welcoming ceremony as HMAS Childers comes alongside Chittagong.

In an historically significant moment, a Royal Australian Navy ship has visited Bangladesh. HMAS Childers, an Armidale class Patrol Boat, pulled alongside the Port of Chittagong to the welcoming sound of the Bangladesh Navy Band and as soon as the gangway was across, local school children presented the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Brough, RAN with fresh flowers.