Topic: Operation RESOLUTE
Like many across Australia this Christmas, Jaimylee Hutchison will be preparing lunch for a festive celebration. But instead of cooking at home, Jaimylee will be in the galley of a Navy Patrol Boat deployed in Australia's northern waters.
The first person to see and report Santa’s arrival into Australia may just be former St Patrick’s College student Amy Beggs-French who is on duty with Operation RESOLUTE this Christmas in Darwin.
When 22 year old Elly Carter left Canberra’s Hawker College in 2009 she tried bar work and then time as a legal secretary, but she wanted do to something ‘out of the norm,’ while travelling and saving money.
Saxon Barling is a former pizza delivery driver turned electrician with a world of opportunities in front of him and a world of responsibilities.
The weather over the Christmas/New Year period in Tasmania can be notoriously fickle, but one former Tasmanian who left to join the Navy and see the world is fairly confident he will be wearing shorts for at least some of Christmas Day.
Able Seaman Nicholas Reedy may be away from home for the holidays, but while others wake up on Christmas morning to unwrap their presents, the former Toowoomba Harristown State High School student will be at sea manning the helm of a Navy Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat.
Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor David Kennedy and his son Able Seaman Marine Technician Ross Kennedy had an unexpected reunion onboard HMAS Ballarat recently, during a transfer of personnel while on Operation RESOLUTE.
In September, just in time to participate in the International Fleet Review, HMAS Huon returned from four months on deployment, including a 12-week stint on Operation RESOLUTE.
The crew of HMAS Bathurst were able to take a break from patrolling the line at Christmas Island for Operation RESOLUTE recently so they could enjoy the Bathurst 1000 race.
The Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew ATTACK ONE has been deemed mission ready for Operation RESOLUTE following two weeks of training by Sea Training Unit – Minor War Vessels and a final assessment by the senior assessor Commodore Warfare.