Topic: HMAS Coonawarra
A feature of the social calendar in Darwin is the annual Dancing with Celebrities Gala Ball, and this year the Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, participated in an event that was aimed at raising funds and awareness for Total Recreation.
The Royal Australian Navy's commitment to the White Ribbon campaign has taken a major step forward, with Navy being granted partner status in the Northern Territory.
In one of his final trips as Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs has paid tribute to the efforts of Navy people in the north of Australia making a personal visit to both HMA Ships Coonawarra and Cairns.
HMAS Coonawarra recently held the 25th iteration of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race.
The Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, recently presented the 2013 Governor’s Cup to its proud recipients, the Ship’s Company of HMAS Coonawarra. The Governor’s Cup is awarded to the Shore Establishment that has excelled in all aspects of operations, safety, training and support to the Fleet.
HMAS Coonawarra welcomed a new Commanding Officer during a formal handover-takeover ceremony in Darwin in December.
A team from HMAS Coonawarra rallied together in October to conduct spinathon in support of Coonawarra’s Ocsober challenge.
Hundreds of Darwin residents turned out to welcome the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy as they exercised their right of Freedom of Entry to the city yesterday.
Top End sailors have enjoyed a ‘long neck’ of a different variety this Friday with a visit by Life Education’s giraffe mascot ‘Healthy Harold’ to patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra.
Aussie sailors from patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra have emerged victorious in a friendly soccer match against a combined United States Navy and United States Marine Corps team.