Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)

Channel 7 coverage of Exercise SEA LION

Published on by

In North Queensland HMAS Choules sets the scene during Exercise SEA LION 2013 - with HMAS Labuan, two LCM8s, Zodiacs, an MRH90 hovering over the flight deck and a P3 Orion flying by. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

In North Queensland HMAS Choules sets the scene during Exercise SEA LION 2013 - with HMAS Labuan, two LCM8s, Zodiacs, an MRH90 hovering over the flight deck and a P3 Orion flying by.

Exercise SEA LION Block II Amphibious Training will soon come to a close, with the exercise being hailed a success and a significant stepping stone in the development of Australia’s amphibious capability.

Medical staff onboard HMAS Choules honing their skills during Exercise SEA LION 2013

Published on by ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Medics treat a 'patient' during a casualty exercise onboard HMAS Choules as part of Exercise SEA LION 2013. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi  )

Medics treat a 'patient' during a casualty exercise onboard HMAS Choules as part of Exercise SEA LION 2013.

Medical staff onboard HMAS Choules have been honing their skills in a number of areas during Exercise SEA LION 2013.

Choules’ galley crew up to the task

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Ship's company and embarked forces enjoy morning tea onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Ship's company and embarked forces enjoy morning tea onboard HMAS Choules.

The chefs onboard HMAS Choules have been busier than usual lately as the ship’s company and embarked forces are put through their paces in a major amphibious exercise off the coast of far north Queensland.

Amphibious Task Force to rehearse evacuation

Published on by ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Landing Craft Heavy HMAS Tarakan comes alongside HMAS Choules during Exercise SEA LION 2013. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi  )

Landing Craft Heavy HMAS Tarakan comes alongside HMAS Choules during Exercise SEA LION 2013.

Exercise SEA LION 2013 has entered a critical phase with the go ahead being given for the Amphibious Task Force to rehearse evacuation of Australian citizens and foreign nationals from the troubled Tropicana Enclave.

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.