Topic: HMAS Benalla (A04)
As part of the Royal Australian Navy’s ongoing commitment to its historically strong partnership with its regional neighbour Papua New Guinea, a number of Hydrographic Surveying vessels have been deployed to improve charting accuracy in the region.
The officers and sailors of Royal Australian Navy Survey Ship HMAS Benalla (II) have visited the ship’s namesake city of Benalla, Victoria to conduct their first Freedom of Entry march in over 15 years.
Survey operations near the Goulburn Islands, 300 kilometres east of Darwin, has provided an opportunity to engage with a remote local community.
Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Thomas Beddome grew up in rural Eudunda, on the outskirts of the Barossa Valley approximately 100 kilometres northeast of Adelaide, an area renowned for producing fine wine, golden crops and livestock, never envisaging he would end up living on a ship.
Survey Motor Launches HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton arrived in Papua New Guinea on Thursday with the task of conducting survey operations in the vicinity of Long Reef, in order to provide alternate routes for shipping through the area.
The Royal Australian Navy's ships are progressively getting a facelift - sporting a new paint scheme that is turning heads.
A former Leeton Eagles and Narrandera Knights basketball player was one of 8000 sailors who took part in Sydney’s recent International Fleet Review (IFR).
A former Wagga Wagga signwriter who gave up his job to join the Navy was one of 8000 sailors who took part in the IFR.