Faces of HMAS Newcastle

Published on LEUT Sarah West (author)

Topic(s): Operation SLIPPER, HMAS Newcastle (F06)

Between 27 May and 13 October 2013, the men and women of HMAS Newcastle were deployed in the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Operation SLIPPER. Every day, the ship’s company battled through long days in intense heat and oppressive humidity to conduct maritime security operations with coalition navies to counter terrorism, smuggling and piracy in the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. Their mission was to enhance maritime security and engagement in the region to ensure peace and freedom for all.

Lieutenant Sarah West and Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Ollie Garside visited the ship in the area of operations to capture the extraordinary efforts of the Ship's Company.

In this series of candid imagery, the two reporters have used the Faces of HMAS Newcastle to tell the story.

Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Glen O'Donnell

Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Glen O'Donnell

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Matt Coombe

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Matt Coombe

Lieutenant Jacqueline Kenyon

Lieutenant Jacqueline Kenyon

Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward Abel Freeman

Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward Abel Freeman

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lachlan Holliday

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lachlan Holliday

Chief Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Greg Morris

Chief Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Greg Morris

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Isaac Austen

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Isaac Austen

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Bradley White

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Bradley White

Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems sailor Kane Defreitas

Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems sailor Kane Defreitas

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Caleb Larnach

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Caleb Larnach

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems sailor Gareth Jones

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems sailor Gareth Jones

Able Seaman Marine Technician Rohan Angre

Able Seaman Marine Technician Rohan Angre

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward John Baguio

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward John Baguio

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Martin Reay

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Martin Reay

Petty Officer Combat Systems Operator Ben White

Petty Officer Combat Systems Operator Ben White

Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Paul O'Grady

Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Paul O'Grady

Boarding Officer and Officer of the Watch, Lieutenant Laura Ball

Boarding Officer and Officer of the Watch, Lieutenant Laura Ball

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kale Strawbridge

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kale Strawbridge

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate John Affleck

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate John Affleck

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Lucas Flannagan

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Lucas Flannagan

Maritime Warfare Officer, Sub Lieutenant Mitchell Vines

Maritime Warfare Officer, Sub Lieutenant Mitchell Vines

Lieutenant Commander Stewart Muller

Lieutenant Commander Stewart Muller

Leading Seaman Naval Polilce Coxswain Garrett Metz

Leading Seaman Naval Polilce Coxswain Garrett Metz

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems sailor Courtney Went

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems sailor Courtney Went

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Stuart McGuigan

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Stuart McGuigan

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Luke Batiste

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Luke Batiste

Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems sailor James Galletly

Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems sailor James Galletly

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Tim Fisher

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Tim Fisher

Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Sailor Eldrik Ngo

Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Sailor Eldrik Ngo

Chief Petty Officer Coxswain Darrell Felsch

Chief Petty Officer Coxswain Darrell Felsch

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Sailor Kevin Barham

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Sailor Kevin Barham

Boarding Officer and Officer of the Watch, Lieutenant Alec Fieldsend

Boarding Officer and Officer of the Watch, Lieutenant Alec Fieldsend

Sub Lieutenant Matthew Stobo

Sub Lieutenant Matthew Stobo

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Matthew Whitney

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Matthew Whitney

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Nicholas Collins

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Nicholas Collins

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Chef Jeremy Bowman

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Chef Jeremy Bowman

Petty Officer Marine Technician Reuben Matthias

Petty Officer Marine Technician Reuben Matthias

Petty Officer Marine Technician David Rosten

Petty Officer Marine Technician David Rosten

Able Seaman Avionics Technician Aircraft (ATA) Jesse Palmer

Able Seaman Avionics Technician Aircraft (ATA) Jesse Palmer

Able Seaman Naomi Bloxidge

Able Seaman Naomi Bloxidge

Sub Lieutenant Sam Curtis

Sub Lieutenant Sam Curtis

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward Alexandra Thomson

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward Alexandra Thomson

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jerrad Coomber

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jerrad Coomber

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthias Clayton

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthias Clayton

Able Seaman Marine Technician (MT) Tim Graham and Able Seaman Marine Technician Will Simpson

Able Seaman Marine Technician (MT) Tim Graham and Able Seaman Marine Technician Will Simpson

Sub Lieutenant Rachel Jones and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel sailor Chantelle Hughes

Sub Lieutenant Rachel Jones and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel sailor Chantelle Hughes

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator (CSO) Kiah Whyte and Petty Officer Electronics Technician (ET) Ryan Brook

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator (CSO) Kiah Whyte and Petty Officer Electronics Technician (ET) Ryan Brook

Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems (CIS) sailor Liam O'Brien

Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems (CIS) sailor Liam O'Brien