Topic: Fleet Base West

Great way to qualify

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bianca van Peperzeel in front of HMAS Rankin at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bianca van Peperzeel in front of HMAS Rankin at Fleet Base West.

Bribie Island girl Bianca van Peperzeel, grew up girt by sea and now she sails all seven of them in her career in the Navy as part of the Submarine Force. Recently awarded her 'dolphins', a prestigious qualification reserved for submariners, she has visited India whilst serving onboard HMAS Sheean, a Collins class submarine.

Sailors give lifeline to prevent suicide in Western Australia

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Members from HMAS Toowoomba and HMAS Stirling participate in the HBF Run for a Reason, to raise funds and awareness for Lifeline WA. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Members from HMAS Toowoomba and HMAS Stirling participate in the HBF Run for a Reason, to raise funds and awareness for Lifeline WA.

Fleet Base West personnel sweated it out and provided a lifeline for their favourite charity in Perth, last weekend at the fifth annual HBF Run for a Reason.

Practice makes perfect

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department personnel assist the City of Perth Anzac Day Parade Colour Party during their last drill practice at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department personnel assist the City of Perth Anzac Day Parade Colour Party during their last drill practice at HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling is preparing for the biggest Anzac Day yet in the 99th year since the Gallipoli campaign. Personnel from HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West units and lodger units will be honouring the special day in locations across Western Australia.

Sirius opens ship in the West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Brian Delamont assisting his daughter Brooke Delamont to look through the 'big eyes' onboard HMAS Sirius. (photo: LEUT Samantha Dudley)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Brian Delamont assisting his daughter Brooke Delamont to look through the 'big eyes' onboard HMAS Sirius.

HMAS Sirius usually sails with up to 70 personnel onboard but on Monday 7 October, while ships opened their gangways to the public for International Fleet Review in Sydney, Sirius opened hers to family members, Royal Australian Navy Cadets and Defence Force Recruiting candidates for a day on the water in the west.

Navy spins for Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West ported ships showed their support for Life Education’s ‘Ocsober’ by participating in a 24 hour spin bike marathon at the Fleet Base West gymnasium over 19-20 September.

Community engagement a top priority in the West

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West units remain committed to providing a rewarding opportunity for schools, and other organisations, who want to gain a better understanding of ‘all things Navy’.