Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)
A visit to Hobart by an Australian warship was enough to bring a former Tasmanian lobster fisherman to tears - reflecting on the service of his two sons in the Royal Australian Navy.
On a quiet Saturday morning in Hobart recently there was no shortage of high intensity effort on HMAS Choules, as a local football team was put through their paces by a Navy physical trainer.
Royal Australian Navy landing ship, HMAS Choules recently gave some junior officers their first taste of life at sea, hosting initial trainees from the Royal Australian Naval College.
While day-to-day Anzac friendships remain strong between the nations of Australia and New Zealand, on the sporting field it is war.
The Wiggles, Captain Feathersword, and a small but enthusiastic group of young fans took over the flight deck of HMAS Choules to launch Legacy Week this morning.
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.
Navy's Unmanned Aircraft System Unit achieved a significant milestone in late March, completing the first of class flight trial for the ScanEagle.
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.
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.
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.