Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)

Choules a cut above the rest

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

Sub Lieutenant Zebedee Learoyd evades being tackled during the 2016 Patron's Cup, held at Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Sub Lieutenant Zebedee Learoyd evades being tackled during the 2016 Patron's Cup, held at Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club, Sydney.

HMAS Choules outclassed a swag of other Navy sides to win the annual Patrons Cup Rugby League Competition in late July at Cronulla Sharks League Club in Sydney.

Scanning the skies with an eagle eye

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LEUT Marcelo Lagos (photographer)

ScanEagle UAS ready to launch for a night sortie. (photo: LEUT Lagos)

ScanEagle UAS ready to launch for a night sortie.

Navy's Unmanned Aircraft System Unit achieved a significant milestone in late March, completing the first of class flight trial for the ScanEagle.

HMAS Choules stages an island friendly

Published on by LEUT Andrew John McDonald (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer)

While deployed at sea in support of Operation Resolute, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules was challenged to a sporting competition by the community of Cocos (Keeling) Island, one of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories. 
 (photo: CPOCIS Simon Bagnall )

While deployed at sea in support of Operation Resolute, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules was challenged to a sporting competition by the community of Cocos (Keeling) Island, one of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories.

The world game suddenly became much closer to home for the crew of HMAS Choules, who staged a friendly sports competition in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands last week.

'Swim-Ex' in Croc Creek

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer), PTE Julia Whitwell (photographer)

ABBM Paterson navigating through Yampi Sound to find Croc Creek. (photo: PTE Julia Whitwell)

ABBM Paterson navigating through Yampi Sound to find Croc Creek.

Hidden along the Western Australian coastline lies a little-known oasis called Croc Creek—a little inlet located in Yampi Sound, north of Broome. Not to be deterred by its name, however, the crew of HMAS Choules decided it looked like a great place for a swim.

The ultimate evacuation

Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), Unknown (photographer)

The ship's company of HMAS Choules have been exercising alongside personnel from Fire and Rescue New South Wales in a series of damage control exercises held at Fleet Base East. (photo: Unknown)

The ship's company of HMAS Choules have been exercising alongside personnel from Fire and Rescue New South Wales in a series of damage control exercises held at Fleet Base East.

HMAS Choules loves a challenge. Their motto 'fight difficulty with zeal' is living up to expectations. They have been challenging all dimensions of Damage Control utilising local Fire and Rescue New South Wales crews to ensure real life scenario of anything from fire, flood and toxic hazard scenarios onboard can be managed.

HMAS Choules remembers the fallen

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Members of HMAS Choules ship's company during the Remembrance Day ceremony held onboard while at sea. (photo: CPOCIS Simon Bagnall)

Members of HMAS Choules ship's company during the Remembrance Day ceremony held onboard while at sea.

HMAS Choules, at sea, conducted a clear lower deck on her flight deck, to commemorate Remembrance Day yesterday.

Trainees trial life at sea in Choules

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jake Moir (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Thomas Mackenzie shows Midshipman Ryan Lake of New Entry Officers' Course 53 around the bridge of HMAS Choules. (photo: MIDN Jade Burton)

Sub Lieutenant Thomas Mackenzie shows Midshipman Ryan Lake of New Entry Officers' Course 53 around the bridge of HMAS Choules.

HMAS Choules is used to accommodating over 300 embarked forces, but recently she embarked a different kind of force when members from the Royal Australian Navy's New Entry Officers’ Course 53 crossed the gangway and began calling Choules home as they commenced their Sea Training Deployment,

A new Commanding Officer for HMAS Choules

Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABCSO Nicholas Juner (photographer)

Commander Ashley Papp hands over the weight of HMAS Choules to Commander Chris Aulmann in Brisbane, Queensland. (photo: ABCSO Nicholas Juner)

Commander Ashley Papp hands over the weight of HMAS Choules to Commander Chris Aulmann in Brisbane, Queensland.

On 15 November, a bright sunny day in Brisbane, Commander Ashley Papp relinquished command of HMAS Choules, handing the weight to Commander Chris Aulmann. The handover of the 'weight' symbolises the transfer of the responsibility of command.

Men’s Health Week: the challenges of keeping fit at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Rhoderick Hunter conducts a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules, at Fleet Base East, NSW (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Rhoderick Hunter conducts a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules, at Fleet Base East, NSW

Life at sea in the Navy can be challenging and achieving the simplest tasks can be a difficult undertaking, not the least of all keeping fit and healthy. Men’s Health Week presents an excellent opportunity to look at how the men and women of the Navy maintain fitness at sea.

New officers embark on first ever sea deployment

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Navy Entry Officers' Course members, from left, Midshipman Jacqui Rhodes, Midshipman Zachary Smith, Lieutenant Adam Bowman, Midshipman Matthew Newman and Midshipman Thomas Fathers in front of HMAS Choules, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Navy Entry Officers' Course members, from left, Midshipman Jacqui Rhodes, Midshipman Zachary Smith, Lieutenant Adam Bowman, Midshipman Matthew Newman and Midshipman Thomas Fathers in front of HMAS Choules, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

There was an air of excitement mixed with a bit of apprehension as more than a hundred members of New Entry Officers’ Course 50 embarked in HMAS Choules for their sea training deployment - a key milestone in their initial training to become qualified officers in the Royal Australian Navy.