Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)
October 09, 2019 by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
Midshipman Geraldine Gray (left) and Midshipman Maire Starkey (right) keep watch on the bridge of HMAS Choules as the ship transits to Cairns in Queensland.
It was a busy afternoon of training for Midshipmen Geraldine Gray and Maire Starkey as they helped pilot the 16,000 tonnes, 176 metre-long Landing Ship Dock, HMAS
Choules, through the treacherous Prince of Wales Channel off Australia’s northern coast.
September 30, 2019 by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jackson Danton-Jack with Lieutenant Jascinto Nascimento of the Timor-Leste Defence Force on the bridge of HMAS Choules during the passage between Dili, Timor-Leste and Cairns.
Two members of the Timor-Leste Defence Force got a taste of life onboard a Royal Australian Navy ship when they joined HMAS
Choules for the passage between Dili, Timor-Leste, and Cairns.
A teacher and children from Aoga Fiamalamalama special needs school dance as the Royal Australia Navy Band Sydney plays during HMAS Choules' visit to Apia, Samoa.
Performing in Samoa recently was a career highlight for musicians from the Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney, visiting with HMAS
Choules as part of ADF engagement activities in the South West Pacific.
September 24, 2019 by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
The HMAS Choules' Ceremonial Guard performs a Ceremonial Sunset at the official reception held onboard HMAS Choules during the ship's visit to Dili, Timor-Leste as part of the 20th Anniversary INTERFET Commemorations.
A traditional naval ceremony held with the backdrop of a peaceful Timor-Leste sunset was a fitting finale to a program of cooperation, commemoration and celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the Australian-led International Force East Timor (INTERFET) deployment.
Published on September 24, 2019 by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
L-R: Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Tyrone Mason-Powell; HMAS Choules Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Arron Convery, RAN; Petty Officer Electronics Technician Steven Mackenzie; and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Darren Johnson stand on the flight deck during the official reception held onboard HMAS Choules as part of the ship’s port visit to Dili in Timor-Leste during the 20th Anniversary of INTERFET Commemorations.
Among the 227 crew members from HMAS
Choules supporting INTERFET anniversary events in Timor-Leste were four members of the ship’s company who were INTERFET veterans themselves.
Members of HMAS Choules plant trees at Vailima Botanical Gardens during their visit to Apia, Samoa.
The ADF continues to build relationships in Samoa through a series of activities with the community as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the region.
HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Choules.
On her way home to Fleet Base West from the warmer climes of the South West Pacific, HMAS
Sirius rendezvoused with east-based HMA Ships Hobart and Choules in the waters off Jervis Bay for a replenishment at sea.
Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics – Chefs, from left, AB Benjamin Kleemeyer, AB Gabriel Perdomo Valle, AB Brendan Berthaly, CPO Drew Robinson, LS Lachlan Stevenson, AB Gregory Roeser and AB Raj Rajak stand in the newly renovated galley aboard HMAS Choules, Sydney.
The old saying “an army marches on its stomach” is also true of warships, with crews relying on their chefs to provide nutritious meals to keep them sailing.
Royal Solomon Islands Police and Australian Defence Force members come together for a day of sporting events in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Music and sport are well known for providing many benefits, including the ability to bring communities together.
Royal Australian Navy Commander Phillipa Hay, Commander Task Group 637, and Commander Scott Houlihan, Commanding Officer HMAS Choules with Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Recruits in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Australian Defence Force personnel assigned to Joint Task Group 637 have completed their visit to the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara.