Topic: HMAS Coonawarra
The Royal Australian Navy has taken front stage at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin with the relocation of HMAS Coonawarra Command Headquarters to the entrance of the joint Defence base.
The Royal Australian Navy in Darwin knows too well the devastation of a cyclone. In the early hours of Christmas Day in 1974, Cyclone Tracy ripped HMAS Arrow from her mooring in Darwin Harbour and dashed the patrol boat against Stokes Hill Wharf. Two sailors were killed.
The Northern Territory Government has recognised the integrity and leadership of a HMAS Coonawarra sailor by selecting him as a chaperone on its 2018 Anzac Spirit Study Tour.
The quick actions, cool heads and training of an officer and a sailor from HMAS Coonawarra have helped a seriously injured cyclist caught underneath a bus in Darwin recently.
The Australian and Papua New Guinean navies have successfully completed Exercise PARADISE off the coast of Darwin, sharing knowledge and rehearsing scenarios to improve regional security and interoperability between the forces.
One of the largest bilateral maritime exercises between Australia and Papua New Guinea is underway off Darwin, reinforcing the strong ties between the navies of the maritime nations.
Australian Defence Force service men and women and United States Marines are busy putting the finishing touches on displays and activities in readiness for the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open Day from 1pm to 7pm on Saturday, 12 August.
About 100 Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors turned on a display of professionalism and precision when they conducted Ceremonial Divisions and a Sunset Ceremony to crowds at Mindil Beach Markets, Darwin, recently.
More than 5000 people turned out to get a taste of life in the military when Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, held an Open Day with Navy’s HMAS Coonawarra, combining the activity with Northern Territory Navy Week.
Navy personnel in Darwin have attended a family event that aimed to raise awareness of the services available to partners and families of deployed Navy members.