Topic: Duke of Gloucester’s Cup

The Prince of Wales commends Navy’s most outstanding unit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales presents the Duke of Gloucester's Cup to HS Blue Crew onboard HMAS Leeuwin. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales presents the Duke of Gloucester's Cup to HS Blue Crew onboard HMAS Leeuwin.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales presented the Duke of Gloucester’s Cup to the crew of Hydrographic Ship (HS) Blue Crew at HMAS Cairns today.

Pride and professionalism on display in Fleet Divisions

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

Officers and sailors from east based ships and establishments parade on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

Officers and sailors from east based ships and establishments parade on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney.

With great fanfare, more than 1,500 officers and sailors have lined the decks of HMAS Canberra in the Australian Fleet’s 2017 Ceremonial Divisions.

 

Hobart (II) - one in a million

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HMAS Hobart (II) returning to Sydney Harbour for the last time prior to being  decommissioned. (photo: ABIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Hobart (II) returning to Sydney Harbour for the last time prior to being decommissioned.

On 23 September, the Royal Australian Navy will commission the first of three new destroyers. In continuing our reflective stories of previous ships that have carried the name HMAS Hobart, this is the story of Hobart (II).

Third win for Rankin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Group Photograph of the crew of HMAS Rankin with the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, and holding the Gloucester Cup is Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Micheal Jacobson, CSM, RAN, in the Gymnasium at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Group Photograph of the crew of HMAS Rankin with the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, and holding the Gloucester Cup is Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Micheal Jacobson, CSM, RAN, in the Gymnasium at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The Collins class submarine HMAS Rankin has been awarded the Royal Australian Navy’s prestigious Gloucester Cup for the third time. 

Annual Fleet Awards recognise the best in Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Doug Theobald, RAN shakes hands with Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matthew Buckley, RAN, with the Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, RAN, looking on as the submarine returns to Fleet Base West after completing a nine month deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Doug Theobald, RAN shakes hands with Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matthew Buckley, RAN, with the Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, RAN, looking on as the submarine returns to Fleet Base West after completing a nine month deployment.

Each year, the Royal Australian Navy presents the Australian Fleet Awards to the highest performing Fleet units, establishments and flights across a variety of disciplines and skills.

Pearler of a 30th birthday in Success

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(L-R) Former and current Commanding Officers of HMAS Success: Captain Ralph Derbridge (ret); Commander John Connor (ret); Captain Justin Jones, current Commanding Officer;  Captain Ainsley Morthorpe; Commander Simon Brown; Captain Steve O'Brien; Commodore Jim O'Hara (ret); commissioning Commanding Officer, Commodore Jim Longden (ret); and Captain Allison Norris. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) Former and current Commanding Officers of HMAS Success: Captain Ralph Derbridge (ret); Commander John Connor (ret); Captain Justin Jones, current Commanding Officer; Captain Ainsley Morthorpe; Commander Simon Brown; Captain Steve O'Brien; Commodore Jim O'Hara (ret); commissioning Commanding Officer, Commodore Jim Longden (ret); and Captain Allison Norris.

HMAS Success celebrated her 'pearl' anniversary of 30 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy on 23 April 2016.

Fleet’s discipline and pride on show for Governor-General

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy assembled during Fleet Divisions held aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy assembled during Fleet Divisions held aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney.

The flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, with Sydney Harbour as the backdrop, provided a spectacular setting for Fleet Base East Divisions on 24 March.

HMAS Melbourne sails home from successful deployment

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Melbourne, Commander Bill Waters (centre) supervises the berthing of the guided missile frigate at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain at the end of Melbourne's eighth deployment to the region conducting maritime security patrols as part of Combined Maritime Forces. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Melbourne, Commander Bill Waters (centre) supervises the berthing of the guided missile frigate at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain at the end of Melbourne's eighth deployment to the region conducting maritime security patrols as part of Combined Maritime Forces.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne is returning home to Australia after completing more than 50 boarding operations and seizing almost a tonne of heroin during a Middle Eastern deployment.

HMAS Melbourne nets another $64 million of heroin

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Over 216 kilograms of heroin with a street value of AUD$64 million was confisicated by HMAS Melbourne while on operations in the Middle East Region. These drugs were discovered onboard a fishing vessel intercepted by HMAS Melbourne. After being siezed the illegal narcotics were transferred to HMAS Melbourne for analysis and disposal at sea. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Over 216 kilograms of heroin with a street value of AUD$64 million was confisicated by HMAS Melbourne while on operations in the Middle East Region. These drugs were discovered onboard a fishing vessel intercepted by HMAS Melbourne. After being siezed the illegal narcotics were transferred to HMAS Melbourne for analysis and disposal at sea.

HMAS Melbourne has struck a third time against the trafficking of narcotics in the Middle East confiscating another 216 kilograms of high-grade heroin worth an estimated $64 million.

Governor General presents Navy’s top fleet award to HMAS Success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The Gloucester Cup presented to HMAS Success. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Gloucester Cup presented to HMAS Success.

Pouring rain did not dampen the pride of all present when His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd) Governor General of Australia presented HMAS Success with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious annual award for outstanding performance, the Gloucester Cup.