Topic: HMAS Coonawarra

Forget Vegemite diplomacy - it's all about the Tim Tam

Published on by Ms Gemma Haines (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Midshipman Lara Carr and Able Seaman Josh Smart treat the United States sailors onboard USS Blue Ridge to lamingtons and Tim Tams while alongside Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Midshipman Lara Carr and Able Seaman Josh Smart treat the United States sailors onboard USS Blue Ridge to lamingtons and Tim Tams while alongside Darwin.

Royal Australian Navy members from HMAS Coonawarra paid a visit to their US counterparts aboard the USS Blue Ridge on Wednesday, 3 July, armed with some of Australia’s finest delicacies.

CMDR Ben Favelle 'went to gaol' for a night as part of the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout in Darwin

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author and photographer)

CMDR Ben Favelle settles in for the night at the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout Darwin. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

CMDR Ben Favelle settles in for the night at the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout Darwin.

CMDR Ben Favelle - The Senior Naval Officer NT and Commanding Officer of patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra - ‘went to gaol’ for a night recently.

Top End Navy cross country

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Ready set run, the start line of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Ready set run, the start line of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

HMAS Coonawarra has reinvigorated the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race after a four year hiatus. Over 70 personnel posted to HMAS Coonawarra, Larrakeyah Barracks and various patrol boats took part in this year's hilly course.