Topic: HMAS Watson
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).
On 5 May, HMAS Watson hosted a group of mentally and physically challenged individuals, aged from 20-55 years old, for a tour of the base.
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.
The new canteen at HMAS Watson has finally opened.
Last week the Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) Team Trainer maintainers from the Systems Training School (HMAS Watson) scheduled some time out to make a much needed donation to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, assisting in the provision of blood and blood products to those in need Australia-wide.
At the start of October, Mr Chris Demetri was presented with his ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin.