Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)
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, at sea, conducted a clear lower deck on her flight deck, to commemorate Remembrance Day yesterday.
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,
HMAS Choules has a secret weapon, a quietly achieving Boatswains Mate named Zuleika Harper, known to all shipmates as ‘Zu’.
HMAS Choules ship’s company have celebrated Australia Day with sport and a barbecue while deployed on Operation RESOLUTE in northern Australian waters.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday night, 10 April 2014, Lieutenant Commander John Sime achieved the milestone of over 1000 deck landings and launches in one year onboard HMAS Choules.
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.