Topic: HMAS Stirling

Navy fare impresses at culinary event

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), Kingsley Klau (photographer)

Navy Maritime Logistics - Chefs and Maritime Logistics - Support Operations sailors with chefs from local restaurant Rustico Tapas Bar; local waiters and waitresses; and members of the Salvation Army, in the main dining marquee. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Navy Maritime Logistics - Chefs and Maritime Logistics - Support Operations sailors with chefs from local restaurant Rustico Tapas Bar; local waiters and waitresses; and members of the Salvation Army, in the main dining marquee.

Navy chefs and stewards have again joined forces with top Western Australian foodies, delivering first-class results at the annual Rockingham Long Table Lunch.

Kona beckons for Navy Ironman

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Volunteers of the 10th annual Huskisson Triathlon watch over the participants of the swim leg, who are required to complete a 2km swim. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Volunteers of the 10th annual Huskisson Triathlon watch over the participants of the swim leg, who are required to complete a 2km swim.

One of Navy's leading triathletes, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Joel MacAllister, of HMAS Stirling, was fastest sailor across the line in the Military Division in Ironman New Zealand at Taupo in early March.

Taking the long way for resilience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Navy personnel from Western Australian units at the start of the Bibbulmun Track in Kalamunda, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Navy personnel from Western Australian units at the start of the Bibbulmun Track in Kalamunda, Western Australia.

Kalamunda, high in the Perth hills, was the muster-point for fresh legs participating in a ‘relay of resilience’ on the Bibbulmun Track - the long distance walk trail in Western Australia.

Team Anzac, united in union

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Matt Featherstone (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

Crew of HMAS Anzac support their ship's team in the rugby Mons Cup. (photo: ABCSO(U) TARA BYRNE)

Crew of HMAS Anzac support their ship's team in the rugby Mons Cup.

Despite not coming away with the honours, HMAS Anzac embraced the motto 'United We Stand', with arguably the loudest and proudest supporters at the 2017 Rugby Union Inter Unit Annual Competition at TG Milner Rugby Field in Sydney on 31 March.

HMAS Parramatta tops up tanks

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMNZS Endeavour as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMNZS Endeavour as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

When you’re on the run from enemy submarines, defending against hostile aircraft, and fighting to maintain sea control, it’s always good to know that food, fuel and essential supplies are not far away.

Preparing for deep sea command

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

USN Submarine Command Course 51, Prospective Commanding Officers and Instructors at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

USN Submarine Command Course 51, Prospective Commanding Officers and Instructors at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, Western Australia.

Commanding a submarine is arguably one of the toughest jobs in the world so training for the role is justifiably challenging, preparing those who spend their days in the deep with the skills to lead their teams.

Rivalry builds relationships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling.

Seven different sports were on the menu during a friendly competition between the Royal New Zealand Navy, Australian Navy and the Spanish Armada as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER in Western Australia.

Football and food Armada-style

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Australian and Spanish Navy Chefs come together with Chef Jarrad Powell and Apprentice Noah De Souza, from Rustico Tapas & Bar in Rockingham, for a small masterclass in the galley onboard ESPS Cristóbal Colón. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Australian and Spanish Navy Chefs come together with Chef Jarrad Powell and Apprentice Noah De Souza, from Rustico Tapas & Bar in Rockingham, for a small masterclass in the galley onboard ESPS Cristóbal Colón.

The arrival at Fleet Base West of the Spanish Armada’s ESPS Cristóbal Colón to participate in Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2017 has provided an ideal opportunity for the showcasing of two great Spanish loves - football and food.

‘Thorough’ sailor visits Dechaineux

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author)

Mr Robert Pitman with Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, during a recent visit to the submarine at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: Unknown)

Mr Robert Pitman with Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, during a recent visit to the submarine at HMAS Stirling, WA.

Descending the ladder into a submarine was no trouble for Royal Navy veteran, 92-year old Robert Pitman, when the spritely nonagenarian visited HMAS Dechaineux alongside her home port in Western Australia recently.

Keeping it in the Navy family

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

New Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, stands with his wife Rita; father Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, left; and brother Chaplain James Sutherland, right, after a command supersession on HMAS Dechaineux at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

New Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, stands with his wife Rita; father Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, left; and brother Chaplain James Sutherland, right, after a command supersession on HMAS Dechaineux at Fleet Base West.

They say Navy is like one big family but when it comes to three people in the west it’s more a case of a family within a family.