Topic: HMAS Kuttabul

Classes prove a hit for Navy

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSPTI Zac Stanley (photographer)

The first Brazilian jiu-jitsu class held at HMAS Kuttabul, with instructor Ash Noble (front centre). (photo: LSPTI Zac Stanley)

The first Brazilian jiu-jitsu class held at HMAS Kuttabul, with instructor Ash Noble (front centre).

The recent acceptance of martial arts into the list of approved sports by the Australian Defence Force Sports Council, and subsequent introduction of classes at HMAS Kuttabul, has proven a real ‘hit’ - keeping Navy members ‘fit to fight’.

Down to the wire at Nirimba Cup

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Sarah Hickling from HMAS Albatross strikes the soccer ball for a penalty shoot-out against HMAS Anzac during the finals of the Nirimba Cup soccer competition held at Randwick Barracks, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Sarah Hickling from HMAS Albatross strikes the soccer ball for a penalty shoot-out against HMAS Anzac during the finals of the Nirimba Cup soccer competition held at Randwick Barracks, Sydney.

The team from frigate, HMAS Anzac took home the Nirimba Cup following several nail-biting soccer matches and penalty shoot-outs at Randwick Barracks in Sydney in mid September.

Kuttabul's community focus extends inland

This article has photo gallery Published on by PO Kevin Close (author)

Petty Officer David Henderson invites a child to try the lucky dip at the Navy Community Engagement marquee during the ‘Great Fete’, Castle Hill. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer David Henderson invites a child to try the lucky dip at the Navy Community Engagement marquee during the ‘Great Fete’, Castle Hill.

Kids from north-west Sydney were able to get a taste of Navy life recently as HMAS Kuttabul’s Navy Community Engagement Team attended the ‘Great Fete’ at Castle Hill.

Kuttabul change of command

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

(L-R) Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN hands over the weight of command of HMAS Kuttabul to Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN at a ceremony on HMAS Kuttabul quarterdeck. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

(L-R) Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN hands over the weight of command of HMAS Kuttabul to Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN at a ceremony on HMAS Kuttabul quarterdeck.

Twenty months after posting in, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat has handed over Command of Sydney base, HMAS Kuttabul, to Commander Andrew Fraser.

Kuttabul focuses on fitness

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

HMAS Kuttabul teams give their all during the dragon boat tug-of- war challenge at Garden Island Boat Pound - just one of the many new activities designed to improve fitness and resilience among Royal Australian Navy personnel. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Kuttabul teams give their all during the dragon boat tug-of- war challenge at Garden Island Boat Pound - just one of the many new activities designed to improve fitness and resilience among Royal Australian Navy personnel.

HMAS Kuttabul is driving a team sport and physical fitness focus with the introduction of dragon boating, gladiator games, sea kayaking and lunch-time fitness classes at the Sydney Navy base.

Best base for Kuttabul

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN; Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, AC, DSC (Ret’d); and HMAS Kuttabul's Ship's Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik, hold the Governor's Cup in front of the parade at Ceremonial Divisions, held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN; Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, AC, DSC (Ret’d); and HMAS Kuttabul's Ship's Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik, hold the Governor's Cup in front of the parade at Ceremonial Divisions, held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.

The Governor’s Cup has been awarded to HMAS Kuttabul as the best performing Royal Australian Navy shore establishment in all aspects of operations, safety, training and support to the fleet for the year.

Navy rugby celebrates a big year with a new home

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Mr Bill Slatyer, an ex member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union squad looks over old images in the historic rugby room at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Mr Bill Slatyer, an ex member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union squad looks over old images in the historic rugby room at HMAS Kuttabul.

With 2014 already proving to be a very big year for Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU), a function was held at HMAS Kuttabul last week to send off the men’s team, who will participate in the Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup in New Zealand.

Navy team provides royal service

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Leading from the front, Maritime Logistics Steward Petty Officer Amy Fitzpatrick, alongside staff of HMAS Kuttabul's wardroom, from left, Able Seaman Langford, Able Seaman Shepherd, Petty Officer Fitzpatrick, Seaman Crooks, Able Seaman Clifford. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Leading from the front, Maritime Logistics Steward Petty Officer Amy Fitzpatrick, alongside staff of HMAS Kuttabul's wardroom, from left, Able Seaman Langford, Able Seaman Shepherd, Petty Officer Fitzpatrick, Seaman Crooks, Able Seaman Clifford.

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Australia recently, members of the Royal Australian Navy in Sydney and Canberra stepped up to serve the Royal family.

Ship’s company join Anzac Day March in Queensland town of Kuttabul

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author), Ms Barbara Perna (photographer)

HMAS Kuttabul's Ship's Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik and Petty Officer Nathan Dwyer with past and serving members at Hampden State School, Kuttabul, Qld for the Dawn Service on Anzac Day 2014. (photo: Ms Barbara Perna)

HMAS Kuttabul's Ship's Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik and Petty Officer Nathan Dwyer with past and serving members at Hampden State School, Kuttabul, Qld for the Dawn Service on Anzac Day 2014.

‘Kuttabul’ is synonymous with the Royal Australian Navy values its members hold dear. The name has adorned the hull of a ship and today, a significant Royal Australian Navy base.

70th anniversary year a big one for Kuttabul

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

Long queues are formed to look over HMAS Darwin as some expected 22,000 members of the general public visit Sydney's Garden Island, to view the Australian and International warships on display for the Navy Open Day as part of the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Long queues are formed to look over HMAS Darwin as some expected 22,000 members of the general public visit Sydney's Garden Island, to view the Australian and International warships on display for the Navy Open Day as part of the International Fleet Review 2013.

2013 was a big year for HMAS Kuttabul, with the base celebrating its 70th Anniversary since commissioning.