Topic: HMAS Creswell
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.