Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)
It’s not everyday you get to see an international sports competition, but members of HMAS Choules are creating their own, matching up against Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) personnel from the Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island.
Able Seaman Sarah Akil, a Communication and Information Systems sailor aboard HMAS Choules, is enjoying the chance to interact with the Papua New Guinea locals, participating in a number of activities while anchored offshore Manus Island.
Members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force are getting the chance to explore their spiritual fitness, participating in the Australian Defence Force ‘Faith Under Fire’ course being offered by HMAS Choules Padre, Chaplain Ian Lindsay.
HMAS Choules’ Communications and Information Systems team have shown off their instructional skills, conducting visual Morse code training with Papua New Guinea Defence Force personnel from Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island.
The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Choules has arrived at Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, to support Department of Immigration and Citizenship activities as part of Operation LANDSCAPE.
It was a case of ‘having their cake and eating it’ for the ship’s company of HMAS Choules today as they celebrated the 10th anniversary of the ship’s launch in the United Kingdom on 18th July 2003, the date she was first sent down the slip way.
It was an inspiring visit for Ms Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner Responsible for Age Discrimination, when she joined HMAS Choules for a short visit during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013.
Exercise SEA LION 13 came to a conclusion on 28 June in waters off North Queensland.
The ship’s company and embarked forces of HMAS Choules came under the media microscope recently as a camera crew from Channel 7 Brisbane came onboard for a couple of days to cover Exercise SEA LION 2013 (EX SL13).
Exercise SEA LION Block II Amphibious Training will soon come to a close, with the exercise being hailed a success and a significant stepping stone in the development of Australia’s amphibious capability.