Topic: HMAS Anzac (F150)
Officers and sailors in HMAS Anzac celebrated the ship’s 21st birthday with a barbeque and cake cutting in her home port of Garden Island, Sydney.
HMAS Anzac sailed from Fleet Base East, Sydney, in April with a handful of additional Marine Technical sailors and Aviation personnel embarked.
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 Anzac has arrived in her adopted home port of Albany for a short respite visit after a number of weeks honing war fighting skills in Western Australian waters.
Warships from Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Spain are currently exercising off the Western Australian coast honing war-fighting skills and enhancing joint operating procedures.
HMAS Anzac hoisted a broom as a symbolic gesture of achieving a 'clean sweep' during her recent unit readiness evaluation, with all departments onboard demonstrating the required standard.
HMAS Parramatta’s anti submarine capabilities were put to the test recently as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER, being held off the Western Australian coast.
Usually birthdays take a back seat in the middle of a multi-national war-fighting exercise, but the birthday of a Navy and the flag under which she serves is the exception.
HMAS Anzac commenced her recent transit to Fleet Base West alone, meeting with sister frigate HMAS Parramatta in Jervis Bay.
HMAS Anzac departed Fleet Base East in Sydney for the first time in 2017 in style - in formation with HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta.