Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)

NZ relief team complete tasking

This article has photo gallery Published on by New Zealand Department of Defence (author), CPL Amanda McErlich (photographer), LAC Chad Sharman (photographer)

About 120 sailors from Australia, Canada and the US joined colleagues from the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha to form a multinational team that went ashore in Kaikoura to support relief efforts. (photo: LAC Chad Sharman)

About 120 sailors from Australia, Canada and the US joined colleagues from the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha to form a multinational team that went ashore in Kaikoura to support relief efforts.

In an exceptionally Kiwi way, the New Zealand Defence Force thanked a multinational crew of Australian, Canadian and US military personnel for supporting its disaster relief operation during a traditional powhiri at Kaikoura’s local marae.

Naval brothers reunited in Auckland

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Ensign Rowan Bagot and his brother Able Seaman Electronics Warfare Braden Bagot reunite on the wharf of Devonport Naval Base in from of HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Ensign Rowan Bagot and his brother Able Seaman Electronics Warfare Braden Bagot reunite on the wharf of Devonport Naval Base in from of HMAS Darwin.

As HMAS Darwin berthed at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland recently, it was also a special reunion for two Kiwi brothers.

Homecoming for Anzac Captain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry pictured on the forecastle of the Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate during passage to Auckland, New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry pictured on the forecastle of the Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate during passage to Auckland, New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review.

As the warships from more than 15 navies far and wide descend on Auckland, the arrival of one will also represent a special and long awaited homecoming.

HMAS Darwin giving back

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Joshua Scanlon presents a cheque to Mr Alex Green from the Sir David Martin Foundation (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Joshua Scanlon presents a cheque to Mr Alex Green from the Sir David Martin Foundation

More than $36,000 was presented to worthy charities as a result of HMAS Darwin’s fundraising efforts during the frigate's recent Operation MANITOU deployment.

Darwin personnel selected for leadership forum

Published on by MIDN Thomas Watson (author), Unknown (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Troy Stephenson and Chief Petty Officer
Boatswains Mate David Bowden in front of HMAS Darwin. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Troy Stephenson and Chief Petty Officer Boatswains Mate David Bowden in front of HMAS Darwin.

Three members of the ship's company of HMAS Darwin were selected to take part in the second Chief of Defence Force Leadership Forum held in Canberra recently.

Maintenance period for Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Adam Hornell participates in HMAS Darwin's 30th Intermediate Maintenance Availability (IMAV) period alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Adam Hornell participates in HMAS Darwin's 30th Intermediate Maintenance Availability (IMAV) period alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney.

Hot off the heels of her successful Middle East deployment, HMAS Darwin has entered her 30th Intermediate Maintenance Availability period.

Personnel exchanges promote regional cooperation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

From left, Midshipmen Kosbi Koyati, from PNG Navy, and Thomas Icke, RAN compare notes on chart work aboard Her Majesty's Papua New Guinean Ship (HMPNGS) Moresby, during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

From left, Midshipmen Kosbi Koyati, from PNG Navy, and Thomas Icke, RAN compare notes on chart work aboard Her Majesty's Papua New Guinean Ship (HMPNGS) Moresby, during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Two Midshipmen, one from Australia and one from Papua New Guinea, discovered they have a lot in common during Exercise KAKADU.

Anzac ties strengthened on sporting field

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Kyle Butcher, playing for HMAS Choules, makes a break for the try line during a game of touch rugby against HMAS Darwin, at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Kyle Butcher, playing for HMAS Choules, makes a break for the try line during a game of touch rugby against HMAS Darwin, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

While day-to-day Anzac friendships remain strong between the nations of Australia and New Zealand, on the sporting field it is war.

HMAS Darwin exercises her Freedom of Entry

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Darwin march through the main street of Darwin during the Freedom of Entry March in Darwin City. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

The crew of HMAS Darwin march through the main street of Darwin during the Freedom of Entry March in Darwin City.

Proudly bearing the name ‘Darwin’, more than 200 officers and sailors from the Royal Australian Navy have marched through the City of Darwin, exercising their Freedom of Entry.

Cadets onboard for trip of a lifetime

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Warrant Officer Timothy Brading shows TS Darwin cadets how to use the fire fighting equipment onboard HMAS Darwin during a sea phase from Singapore to Darwin. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Warrant Officer Timothy Brading shows TS Darwin cadets how to use the fire fighting equipment onboard HMAS Darwin during a sea phase from Singapore to Darwin.

Six Australian Navy Cadets joined HMAS Darwin in Singapore for the warship’s return to Australia after a seven month deployment to the Middle East.