Topic: HMAS Perth (F157)
A Seahawk and its crew from 816 Squadron have been specially detached to HMAS Perth for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE in the waters off Central Queensland.
Following aggression by the fictional island nation ‘Kamaria’, Australia and the United States have been called upon to form a combined force to restore peace and security to the region.
A ship is a small community, not unlike a small country town, and like any small community it needs its medical care. But when that small community is also a modern warship, the medical services required go way beyond those normally available from a local GP clinic.
For four members of the Nowra-based 816 Squadron, deploying to sea as part of the flight embarked in the upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth will forever be a career highlight.
When a Seahawk helicopter and its team of aircrew and maintainers from 816 Squadron joined the upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth for training at sea, it was a perfect marriage of traditions, mascots and mottos.
The upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth is ready for action after recently completing a successful Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE) that tested the crew’s competence across all aspects of ship operations.
HMAS Perth is a little way from her home port of Fleet Base West as she works hard in the East Australian Exercise Area, near Jervis Bay to prepare for a Unit Readiness Evaluation where she will be tested on Warfare, Seamanship, Emergency Procedures and much more in preparation for a busy six months of exercises.