Topic: HMAS Perth (F157)
A childhood spent surrounded by water has led to a life on the water for one exceptional Torres Strait islander.
Volunteers from HMAS Perth spent their time ashore during a recent port visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka, to assist a local charity organisation which cares for children, the elderly and those that are unable to be supported by their families.
On passage to the Middle East for duties as part of Operation MANITOU, Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth has conducted a security patrol of Western Australia’s North West Shelf.
A visit to Western Australia by Second World War veteran, and HMAS Perth (I) survivor, Mr David Manning, provided a unique opportunity to unite a legacy with the current HMAS Perth and her namesake city.
On returning to Australia after a south-east Asian deployment, HMAS Perth joined HMAS Sirius to conduct a security patrol of Western Australia’s North West Shelf.
At dusk on 1 May, amidst the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean, the crew of HMAS Perth gathered on the flight deck for the sombre honour of scattering the ashes of two people over the wreck of HMAS Sydney (II).
Friends and family were on the wharf at Fleet Base West to welcome home HMAS Perth after a four month deployment supporting Operations RESOLUTE and SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.
The Indian Navy Ship INS Sahyadri’s visit to Darwin last week marked the first time since 1951 that an Indian warship has visited the top end port.
With the world watching and eagerly waiting for any information regarding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, it was the Royal Australian Navy’s Imagery Specialists and Public Relations Officers who became the maritime storytellers.
Petty Officer Medic Tex Cowie recently provided medical assistance to a distressed airline passenger while in the air, on the way from Perth to Darwin. Petty Officer Cowie, HMAS Perth’s Clinical Manager, was returning to the ship after a reunion trip home.