Topic: Fleet Certification Period

Farncomb returns to Fleet Base West after busy domestic deployment

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Farncomb prepares to come alongside Diamantina Pier upon her return to Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

HMAS Farncomb prepares to come alongside Diamantina Pier upon her return to Fleet Base West, WA.

HMAS Farncomb returned to her homeport of Fleet Base West earlier this month, after a five-week deployment to the east coast of Australia.

Warfare exercise certifies Task Group for year ahead

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

An 816 Squadron MH-60 Romeo helicopter lands onboard HMAS Canberra for Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

An 816 Squadron MH-60 Romeo helicopter lands onboard HMAS Canberra for Fleet Certification Period 2020.

Navy’s first major exercise of the year has come to a successful conclusion, focussing on mid-intensity, high-end warfighting, and tested platforms and personnel through detailed maritime warfare serials that graduated in difficulty as the exercise progressed.

Maritime Advanced Force key to amphibious operations

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author and photographer)

Clearance Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One transit between locations to search for inert training mines during Mine Counter-Measure Operations as part of Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: Lieutenant Jessica Craig)

Clearance Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One transit between locations to search for inert training mines during Mine Counter-Measure Operations as part of Fleet Certification Period 2020.

A Maritime Advanced Force task unit has successfully demonstrated Navy’s ability to open and maintain sea lanes for amphibious operations during Fleet Certification Period 2020.

‘Tartan Terror’ connects with Devonport community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

L-R: Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jesse Edwards; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Alexander Edwards; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Jared Bruce; Command Warrant Officer Damian Collins; and Lieutenant Naomi Muir stand as volunteers at the 2020 Devonport ITU World Paratriathlon Series. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

L-R: Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jesse Edwards; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Alexander Edwards; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Jared Bruce; Command Warrant Officer Damian Collins; and Lieutenant Naomi Muir stand as volunteers at the 2020 Devonport ITU World Paratriathlon Series.

With the City of Devonport flag flying proudly from the ship’s halyards, HMAS Stuart completed a meaningful visit to her ceremonial homeport of Devonport in northern Tasmania.

Arunta kicks goals in Portland during FCP20

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HMAS Arunta alongside Portland, Victoria. (photo: LCDR Charles Marchant)

HMAS Arunta alongside Portland, Victoria.

The crew of HMAS Arunta took a short break from the Royal Australian Navy’s first major exercise this year to visit the seaside community of Portland, Victoria, where they engaged in a busy schedule of sporting events and official functions.

Confirming Canberra’s ready to aid

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

A LHD Landing Craft enters the dock of HMAS Canberra whilst at anchor in Westernport Bay, Victoria, during a Defence Aid to the Civil Community exercise. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

A LHD Landing Craft enters the dock of HMAS Canberra whilst at anchor in Westernport Bay, Victoria, during a Defence Aid to the Civil Community exercise.

HMAS Canberra recently took time out of FCP20 to emulate conditions encountered Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20, and build on lessons learnt through conducting a Defence Assistance to Civil Communities exercise.

Stuart shines to the delight of Devonport

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gregoire Soler leads the march into Devonport, Tasmania during the HMAS Stuart Freedom of Entry. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gregoire Soler leads the march into Devonport, Tasmania during the HMAS Stuart Freedom of Entry.

The community links between HMAS Stuart and her ceremonial homeport of Devonport, Tasmania, have been made stronger with the ship exercising her right of Freedom of Entry to the city.

Hobart on show in Melbourne

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Liam Walker talks about HMAS Hobart's 5-inch gun with attendees of the HMAS Hobart Open Day during a port visit in Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Liam Walker talks about HMAS Hobart's 5-inch gun with attendees of the HMAS Hobart Open Day during a port visit in Melbourne, Victoria.

The Royal Australian Navy showcased HMAS Hobart last weekend, with an Open Day in Melbourne during the Fleet Certification Period 2020 activity.

Certifying a commitment to training

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officers Sub Lieutenant Nancy Cotton, left, and Midshipman Sharni Hill on the quarterdeck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Royal Australian Navy officers Sub Lieutenant Nancy Cotton, left, and Midshipman Sharni Hill on the quarterdeck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020.

While the crew of HMAS Canberra undertakes its Unit Readiness Evaluation during Fleet Certification Period 2020, a new generation of personnel are also onboard training to enhance their contribution to Navy’s growing capability.

Fighting force forms up for FCP

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

L-R: HMA Ships Hobart, Arunta, Stuart and Sirius unite off the east coast of Australia on their way to Bass Strait and the start of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20). (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

L-R: HMA Ships Hobart, Arunta, Stuart and Sirius unite off the east coast of Australia on their way to Bass Strait and the start of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).

In a demonstration of maritime combat power, four Royal Australian Navy warships formed off Australia’s East Coast to conduct a tactical transit in the opening stages of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).