Topic: Operation MANITOU
Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jason Duvall (centre) forms part of a HMAS Melbourne boarding party as they prepare to board a suspected drug smuggling vessel in the Arabian Sea. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.
When a Queanbeyan local left his hairdressing salon in Canberra to join the Navy he never expected to be doing his old trade on a warship in the middle of the Arabian Sea.
Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Christopher Starling RAN, of HMAS Melbourne, prepares for a mission in the Arabian Sea during Operation Manitou. As an aviation warfare officer aboard HMAS Melbourne, Lieutenant Starling coordinates the sensors and weapons on the S-70B-2 Sea Hawk.
A Sunshine Coast man, Lieutenant Chris Starling, has taken his love of flying to a new level in the Middle East with the Royal Australian Navy.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna prepares for a mission in the Arabian Sea as a sensor operator for the Sea Hawk helicopter aboard HMAS Melbourne. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU.
It’s the eyes in the sky that give HMAS
Melbourne its long-range advantage in the war against drugs.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Trey Norway maintains a .50cal machinegun aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.
North Queenslander Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Trey Norway is helping stop the illegal drug trade in the Arabian Sea.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Electronics Technician Suzie Peterson is deployed aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.
A Novacastrian's desire for big challenges and a little discipline have resulted in an international career with the Royal Australian Navy.
Able Seaman Marine Logistics- Personnel Rhiannon McWilliam communicates with the damage control centre during an emergency exercise on HMAS Melbourne. which is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.
Life as a sailor may not be as glamorous as it is sometimes depicted in the movies, but on the other hand it sure isn’t mundane.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan McDonald (right) leads fitness training aboard HMAS Melbourne in the Arabian Sea. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.
Its a flurry of action for a fitness fanatic on a warship patrolling the Arabian Gulf.
Published on October 09, 2015 by CAPT Fiona Bickerstaff (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), POET Olivia Usback (photographer)
Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company line the upper decks to show off their quilts that had been hand crafted by volunteers from Aussie Hero Quilts as a way of thanking the men and women of HMAS Newcastle for the service to their country.
Every deployment has its certainties - the absence from family and friends and long hours seven days a week are guaranteed. Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers there is now another certainty for Australian Defence Force personnel on deployment - a quilt or laundry bag from Aussie Hero Quilts.
Seized illegal narcotics are seen on HMAS Melbourne's flight deck prior to disposal. About 427 kilograms of heroin was confiscated from a dhow smuggling the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean.
Melbourne ’s crew has seized 427 kilograms of heroin hidden in a fishing dhow carrying the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean.
Able Seaman Marine Technician Franceen Ketchell onboard HMAS Melbourne currently on patrol in the Middle East Region on Operation MANITOU.
Able Seaman Marine Technician Franceen Ketchell has achieved some significant milestones in her relatively short Navy career.