Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)

SEA LION roars in far north Queensland

Published on by ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Troops from 2RAR onboard LCM8 return to HMAS Choules after conducting training exercises as part of Exercise SEA LION. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi )

Troops from 2RAR onboard LCM8 return to HMAS Choules after conducting training exercises as part of Exercise SEA LION.

Exercise SEA LION 2013 got underway on June 10 as HMAS Choules slipped out to sea with a complement of more than 400 Army and Navy personnel onboard, and various pieces of equipment firmly secured on the vehicle deck.

Navy puts spark into Jason’s life

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jason Chamberlain in his workspace onboard HMAS Choules during Exercise SEA LION 2013. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jason Chamberlain in his workspace onboard HMAS Choules during Exercise SEA LION 2013.

Ulladulla local lad Jason Chamberlain has come a long way since graduating from St John’s School in Nowra.

After leaving school and having a number of jobs including a stint at Alan May Holden, Ulladulla and the Shoalhaven Ex Serviceman’s Club, Jason decided on a life at sea.

Dinner’s on Darryl

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistic Chef Daryl Ford onboard HMAS Choules during Exercise SEA LION 2013. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistic Chef Daryl Ford onboard HMAS Choules during Exercise SEA LION 2013.

When Kangaroo Point local Darryl Ford has people around for dinner it’s not exactly what you would call an intimate dinner party.
 
You see, Darryl is a chef in the Royal Australian Navy and at the moment he and his colleagues are cooking for more than 400 people onboard HMAS Choules somewhere off the Queensland coast.