Topic: Operation RESOLUTE

Stawell gifts given early this year

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Able Seaman Melissa Gay from Stawell country Victoria is truly into the Christmas spirit onboard HMAS Parramatta. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Melissa Gay from Stawell country Victoria is truly into the Christmas spirit onboard HMAS Parramatta.

Christmas came early at Lenny and Jackie Gay’s Stawell household a few months ago, when the Gay family swapped gifts and had an early Christmas dinner before daughter Melissa deployed aboard HMAS Parramatta.

Setting the Christmas table on the high seas

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Leading Seaman Jessica Sampson onboard HMAS Parramatta this year for Christmas conducting border protection operations in northern Australian waters. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Leading Seaman Jessica Sampson onboard HMAS Parramatta this year for Christmas conducting border protection operations in northern Australian waters.

Adelaide native Jessica Sampson works in a hospitality job with a difference. Like many other 22 year olds, she likes to travel and expects to spend New Year’s Eve in the company of a bunch of young people of around the same age. But unlike most of her peers, Jessica will bring the New Year in at sea, deployed on Operation RESOLUTE onboard the Australian warship HMAS Parramatta.

Perth local following in grandfather’s footsteps

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author)

Midshipman Daniel Skipworth, RAN, takes a fix on the starboard bridge wing prior to weighing anchor, on board HMAS Perth in Cockburn Sound, WA.
   (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Midshipman Daniel Skipworth, RAN, takes a fix on the starboard bridge wing prior to weighing anchor, on board HMAS Perth in Cockburn Sound, WA.

This year, instead of sailing on Thunder Bird - his grandfather’s Hock Dufall boat - on Christmas Day, Daniel Skipworth will be conducting maritime patrols onboard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat in Australia's northern waters.

Two Tasmanians take on Border Protection operations this Christmas

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Fresh out of Launceston, Tasmania, Seaman Marine Technician Josh Eyles and Seaman Electronics Technician Jamie Cooper from Patrol Boat Crew Attack Four, currently embarked on HMAS Armidale, prepare to sail from Darwin to take part in Border Protection Operations in Australia's north over Christmas. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Fresh out of Launceston, Tasmania, Seaman Marine Technician Josh Eyles and Seaman Electronics Technician Jamie Cooper from Patrol Boat Crew Attack Four, currently embarked on HMAS Armidale, prepare to sail from Darwin to take part in Border Protection Operations in Australia's north over Christmas.

Two Tassie lads will be away from home this Christmas as they both conduct patrols onboard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat within Australia’s northern waters.

Sunshine Coast sailor Shaun Black can’t wait to get back

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Black on board HMAS Wollongong as part of the Ardent THREE crew. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Black on board HMAS Wollongong as part of the Ardent THREE crew.

Leading Seaman Shaun Black is spending this Christmas patrolling Australia's northern waters onboard one of the Royal Australian Navy's Armidale Class Patrol Boats.

Gympie girl prepares Christmas lunch at sea

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Seaman Jaimylee Hutchison onboard a patrol boat for Christmas, conducting border protection operations. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Seaman Jaimylee Hutchison onboard a patrol boat for Christmas, conducting border protection operations.

Like many across Australia this Christmas, Jaimylee Hutchison will be preparing lunch for a festive celebration. But instead of cooking at home, Jaimylee will be in the galley of a Navy Patrol Boat deployed in Australia's northern waters.

Away from home on duty - keeping watch for Santa

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Lieutenant Amy Beggs-French will be keeping watches at Northern Command in Larrakeyah Barracks Darwin this Christmas, to assist with the whole of government border protection operations. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Amy Beggs-French will be keeping watches at Northern Command in Larrakeyah Barracks Darwin this Christmas, to assist with the whole of government border protection operations.

The first person to see and report Santa’s arrival into Australia may just be former St Patrick’s College student Amy Beggs-French who is on duty with Operation RESOLUTE this Christmas in Darwin.

Canberra’s Elly sends Christmas wishes home from Operation RESOLUTE

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Able Seaman Elly Carter from Canberra, onboard HMAS Parramatta, will be spending her first Christmas away from her family conducting border protection operations in northern Australia. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Elly Carter from Canberra, onboard HMAS Parramatta, will be spending her first Christmas away from her family conducting border protection operations in northern Australia.

When 22 year old Elly Carter left Canberra’s Hawker College in 2009 she tried bar work and then time as a legal secretary, but she wanted do to something ‘out of the norm,’ while travelling and saving money.

Brisbane man set to hold the line this Christmas

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

ABET Saxon Barling is a former pizza delivery driver turned electrician from North Lakes in Brisbane with a world of opportunities in front of him. 
 (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

ABET Saxon Barling is a former pizza delivery driver turned electrician from North Lakes in Brisbane with a world of opportunities in front of him.

Saxon Barling is a former pizza delivery driver turned electrician with a world of opportunities in front of him and a world of responsibilities.

Tasmanian man looks forward to Steel Deck BBQ

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Able Seaman Joel Murray onboard HMAS Parramatta for Christmas, patrolling northern Australian waters. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Joel Murray onboard HMAS Parramatta for Christmas, patrolling northern Australian waters.

The weather over the Christmas/New Year period in Tasmania can be notoriously fickle, but one former Tasmanian who left to join the Navy and see the world is fairly confident he will be wearing shorts for at least some of Christmas Day.