Topic: HMAS Anzac (F150)
Warships from Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Spain are currently exercising off the Western Australian coast honing war-fighting skills and enhancing joint operating procedures.
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.
HMAS Parramatta’s anti submarine capabilities were put to the test recently as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER, being held off the Western Australian coast.
Usually birthdays take a back seat in the middle of a multi-national war-fighting exercise, but the birthday of a Navy and the flag under which she serves is the exception.
HMAS Anzac commenced her recent transit to Fleet Base West alone, meeting with sister frigate HMAS Parramatta in Jervis Bay.
HMAS Anzac departed Fleet Base East in Sydney for the first time in 2017 in style - in formation with HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta.
Commander Belinda Wood formally handed over command of HMAS Anzac to Commander Michael Devine on 9 December in a ceremony onboard the ship as she was alongside in Sydney.
For the first time since her since her Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade in 2014, HMAS Anzac has successfully completed an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile firing against an airborne target.
Wollongong nurse Angus Thompson ditched his usual intensive care nursing uniform for a camouflage outfit last year, as he finalised his Navy Reserve Officer training onboard the Navy frigate, HMAS Anzac on a trip across the top of Australia.
Late in 2016 during a busy Sea Qualification Trial the crew of HMAS Anzac still found time to join together in support of White Ribbon and the ‘Stick Your Neck Out’ campaign.