Topic: HMAS Watson
Despite not coming away with the honours, HMAS Anzac embraced the motto 'United We Stand', with arguably the loudest and proudest supporters at the 2017 Rugby Union Inter Unit Annual Competition at TG Milner Rugby Field in Sydney on 31 March.
Whitewashed walls and giant windows of HMAS Watson’s chapel shine like a beacon in the morning sun atop Sydney’s South Head.
HMAS Anzac hoisted a broom as a symbolic gesture of achieving a 'clean sweep' during her recent unit readiness evaluation, with all departments onboard demonstrating the required standard.
With their motto we find, we fix - HMAS Watson certainly did that when the ship's company rallied to raise funds through raffles and collection tins to support the Sydney Children's Hospital.
Approximatley 60 sailors and officers of Sydney base, HMAS Watson volunteered throughout the recent Legacy Week to raise funds and awareness for the charity that supports Defence families.
The crew from HMAS Arunta made gains by sitting still recently when the ship took part in a simulation exercise alongside.
Pads and pens may soon be a thing of the past for Sea Training Group as Navy’s primary collective training provider embraces technology and innovation to ensure ships are ready for operational deployment.
The electronic organ at HMAS Watson Chapel has played at many of the 3000 weddings, baptisms and funerals held at the historic building, but it played its final note this month.
In late May, HMAS Watson hosted two high school students as part of the Navy Work Experience Program, which included work within the Watson galley, as well as rotations through other sections of the base, including the Bridge Simulator and Health Clinic.
In April, a group of 23 Indigenous recruits from some of the most remote northern parts of Australia visited HMAS Watson as a part of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP).