Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)

HMAS Choules awarded two annual Fleet awards for exceptional 2013 efforts

Published on by LCDR John Sime (author)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, present Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Ash Papp with the Spada Shield. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, present Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Ash Papp with the Spada Shield.

Last week, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules held a clear lower deck to witness the award of the Spada Shield and the Pakistan Shield (Major).

Choules centrepiece on Australia Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Choules amongst the Sydney Harbour traffic during the 2014 Australia Day celebrations. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Choules amongst the Sydney Harbour traffic during the 2014 Australia Day celebrations.

HMAS Choules held centre stage for Australia Day festivities in Sydney Harbour this weekend.

A busy year for Choules

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

HMAS Choules at Manus Island HMPNGS Tarangau, Lombrum Naval Base. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

HMAS Choules at Manus Island HMPNGS Tarangau, Lombrum Naval Base.

It was a year of milestones for HMAS Choules, with the ship proving her value on operation and during a number of amphibious training and aviation exercises.

Choules pit stop at Berth 10

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author)

HMAS Choules pulls alongside the newly commissioned Berth 10 in Townsville to clear customs and quarantine. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Choules pulls alongside the newly commissioned Berth 10 in Townsville to clear customs and quarantine.

On her way home from Operation LANDSCAPE, HMAS Choules stopped off in Townsville and used the newly commissioned Berth 10 to clear customs and quarantine.

Choules arrives home from Manus Island

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Friends and family turn out at the Cruiser Wharf of Sydney's Garden Island, to welcome home their loved ones onboard HMAS Choules, as the amphibious ship returns to her home port. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Friends and family turn out at the Cruiser Wharf of Sydney's Garden Island, to welcome home their loved ones onboard HMAS Choules, as the amphibious ship returns to her home port.

After almost six-months at sea HMAS Choules has returned to her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney.

HMAS Choules says thanks and farewell with ceremonial sunset

Published on by SBLT Brittany Smith (author), LSCSO Matthew Limb (photographer)

CO HMAS Choules Commander Ashley Papp presents CO Tarangau Naval Base Commander Peter Tupma with a framed memory. (photo: LSCSO Matthew Limb)

CO HMAS Choules Commander Ashley Papp presents CO Tarangau Naval Base Commander Peter Tupma with a framed memory.

HMAS Choules recently hosted an Official Reception and Ceremonial Sunset to mark the end of their mission as part of Operation LANDSCAPE.

HMAS Choules’ remembers fallen Defence personnel at Manus Island

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author), LSCIS Stephanie Cokanauto (photographer)

HMAS Choules' crew salute during a memorial service at the Manus Island cemetery. (photo: LEUT Sarah Mills)

HMAS Choules' crew salute during a memorial service at the Manus Island cemetery.

Personnel from HMAS Choules conducted a memorial service at a cemetery on Manus Island to remember Australians who died there. The ceremony was conducted on 24 October 2013 by the ship's Chaplain.

Choules joins in IFR from afar

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author), LS Darryl Ford (photographer)

Ship's company from HMAS Choules commemorate the International Fleet Review while anchored off Manus Island. (photo: LS Darryl Ford)

Ship's company from HMAS Choules commemorate the International Fleet Review while anchored off Manus Island.

Personnel onboard HMAS Choules have conducted their own version of the International Fleet Review (IFR) while anchored off Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.

Choules training takes to new heights

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author and photographer)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Brett Duncan starts the descent from HMAS Choules superstructure for a working at heights training course. (photo: LEUT Sarah Mills)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Brett Duncan starts the descent from HMAS Choules superstructure for a working at heights training course.

Sailors and Soldiers of HMAS Choules recently had the chance to undertake Height Safety training while deployed in support of Operation LANDSCAPE.

Lombrum Chapel gets a facelift

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author)

Crew of HMAS Choules with Lombrum locals during a Defence Cooperation Program activity to paint the HMPNGS Tarangau Chapel on Manus Island. (photo: Unknown)

Crew of HMAS Choules with Lombrum locals during a Defence Cooperation Program activity to paint the HMPNGS Tarangau Chapel on Manus Island.

HMAS Choules’ crew recently assisted the Lombrum Community by repainting the Chapel at HMPNGS Tarangau.