Topic: Submarines (SSG)
One of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines visited the Western Australian city of Geraldton in July, with one of the city’s natives at the helm.
A common challenge faced by HR departments the world over is the modern trend of people wanting to have several careers over the course of their working lives, a challenge shared by Defence Forces.
HMAS Farncomb returned to her homeport of Fleet Base West earlier this month, after a five-week deployment to the east coast of Australia.
It was a significant occasion in early March for the crew of HMAS Dechaineux as it was the first official port visit conducted by any submarine - from any nation - to the southeast Asian nation.
The Royal Australian Navy is one of the most capable navies in the world - this is largely as a result of seeking the right equipment, and recruiting the correct people to use and develop this equipment effectively.
A group of young Australians were given the VIP treatment recently when they participated in the National Submarine Competition Tour and Immersion Experience at Fleet Base West.
After a busy year of activities HMAS Dechaineux became the first foreign vessel to berth at the Royal Malaysian Navy’s Kota Kinabalu Naval Base Submarine Pier for her final foreign port visit of 2019.
During HMAS Dechaineux’s recent port visit to Kota Kinabalu, Petty Officer Claire Goward finally managed to tick off a bucket list item by conquering the climb of Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia’s highest peak.
Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2019 has been deemed an outstanding success as the sea-phase of the exercise came to a close off the coast of Western Australia.
As well as benefitting the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine community when it comes to search and rescue techniques, lessons learned in Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2019 will also be woven into the standard operating procedures of the many countries involved in this year’s exercise.