Topic: HMAS Creswell

Herculean emergency exercise in Shoalhaven

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State Emergency Service and Police members attending to a casualty during Operation HERCULES. (photo: Unknown)

State Emergency Service and Police members attending to a casualty during Operation HERCULES.

HMAS Creswell was flooded with emergency services personnel for all the right reasons recently. The base on the New South Wales south coast hosted Operation HERCULES, a bi-annual multi-agency training exercise.

Indonesian cadets get ‘Aussie’ experience

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Mr Ray Burt, a volunteer at the Albatross Fleet Air Arm Museum, provides a tour to visiting Indonesian Navy officer cadets, here on an RAN exchange program. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Mr Ray Burt, a volunteer at the Albatross Fleet Air Arm Museum, provides a tour to visiting Indonesian Navy officer cadets, here on an RAN exchange program.

A group of Indonesian cadets has had a true Australian experience during a two-week visit to Australia recently, visiting training establishments including HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell, in the New South Wales Shoalhaven region.

Creswell crew doing it for the kids

Published on by LEUT Damien Hansen (author), LEUT Ben Sweetenham (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Asara takes part in the 2014 Noah’s Challenge Adventure Race in Nowra, NSW. (photo: LEUT Ben Sweetenham)

Sub Lieutenant Asara takes part in the 2014 Noah’s Challenge Adventure Race in Nowra, NSW.

On 6 September personnel from HMAS Creswell and the New Entry Officers’ Course participated in the Noah’s Challenge adventure race in and around the Nowra area.

Two new paintings boost Creswell’s historic collection

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Mr Bob Auston, left, and Mr Barry Brooks with a painting of HMAS Voyager that was donated to the RAN Historical Collection at HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Mr Bob Auston, left, and Mr Barry Brooks with a painting of HMAS Voyager that was donated to the RAN Historical Collection at HMAS Creswell.

Two paintings of HMAS Voyager and HMAS Melbourne, telling a very personal and tragic story, were recently donated to the Historic Collection at HMAS Creswell by Mr Bob Auston.

Navy locked up for a cause

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commander Mathew Bradley, RAN, Acting Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross with his wife, Trish Bradley, participating in the PCYC’s annual fundraiser Time4Kids. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commander Mathew Bradley, RAN, Acting Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross with his wife, Trish Bradley, participating in the PCYC’s annual fundraiser Time4Kids.

Royal Australian Navy personnel in the Shoalhaven have a close working relationship with the region’s emergency services, and are regularly called on to assist in a range of critical situations including search and rescue operations, bushfires and floods. The latest call for assistance was of a very different nature, and while having some very serious aims, involved a large component of fun.

New officers swap university for uniform

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Lieutenant Commander Tracey Elliott and Lieutenant Ashley Cox discuss the benefits available under the Undergraduate Entry Scheme to the 2014 Undergraduate Entry Officers’ Course at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Lieutenant Commander Tracey Elliott and Lieutenant Ashley Cox discuss the benefits available under the Undergraduate Entry Scheme to the 2014 Undergraduate Entry Officers’ Course at HMAS Creswell.

Twenty five of the Royal Australian Navy’s newest officers ‘dipped their toes in the water’ at HMAS Creswell recently on the week-long Undergraduate Officers’ Entry Course.

Like father, like daughter - newest Navy recruit follows in her dad’s footsteps

Published on by Ms Melinda McMullen (author)

Jessica McGannon receives her Royal Australian Navy appointment certificate from her father, Commander John McGannon at the Australian Hydrographic Office in Wollongong. 

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Jessica McGannon receives her Royal Australian Navy appointment certificate from her father, Commander John McGannon at the Australian Hydrographic Office in Wollongong.

In a first for Wollongong Defence Force Recruiting, new Midshipman Jessica McGannon was officially sworn into the Royal Australian Navy by her father, Commander John McGannon, in an enlistment ceremony held at the Australian Hydrographic Office earlier this week.

Chief Petty Officer receives Federation Star

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Chief Petty Officer Richard 'Blue' Timms is presented his Federation Star by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN recognising over 40 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Chief Petty Officer Richard 'Blue' Timms is presented his Federation Star by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN recognising over 40 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Chief Petty Officer Richard Timms was recently presented with a Federation Star in recognition of over 40 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. The star was presented by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs as family and colleagues from HMAS Creswell looked on.

50th officer intake charts new course

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN; David Waller, Rob Waller, and the Commanding Officer of HMAS Creswell Captain Steven Hussey, RAN, with the life ring of Waller Division. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN; David Waller, Rob Waller, and the Commanding Officer of HMAS Creswell Captain Steven Hussey, RAN, with the life ring of Waller Division.

The 50th New Entry Officers’ Course commenced on 3 February with a significant change in tradition - new names for the Divisions to which the officer trainees belong for the duration of their training.

Politics on hold during Naval visit

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Members of the ADF Parliamentary Program 2013 meet with the Command Team of HMAS Creswell, from left: Executive Officer HMAS Creswell CMDR Letitia van Stralen; Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell CAPT Brett Chandler; Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, the Hon Michael McCormack MP; Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP; the Hon Alan Griffin MP; and Training Commander HMAS Creswell, CMDR Patrick O’Brien. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Members of the ADF Parliamentary Program 2013 meet with the Command Team of HMAS Creswell, from left: Executive Officer HMAS Creswell CMDR Letitia van Stralen; Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell CAPT Brett Chandler; Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, the Hon Michael McCormack MP; Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP; the Hon Alan Griffin MP; and Training Commander HMAS Creswell, CMDR Patrick O’Brien.

Three federal politicians were given a hands-on experience of life in the Royal Australian Navy recently, when they visited HMAS Creswell as part of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program 2013.