Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)
Prior to training at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety in Jervis Bay, the members of NUSHIP Canberra’s crew who were selected as Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party had only glimpsed each other around the workplace.
After months of training with synthetic airframes, NUSHIP Canberra’s Air Department was exposed to the real thing at HMAS Albatross earlier this month.
The ship’s company of NUSHIP Canberra recently had the opportunity to hear about amphibious operations from some international officers with first hand experience.
The University of Canberra Brumbies and Navy’s first Landing Helicopter Dock Ship, NUSHIP Canberra, have committed to continuing the strong relationship once shared between the last HMAS Canberra and ACT Brumbies Rugby.
A Royal Australian Air Force officer is training to be first ever ‘Officer of the Day’ on a Navy ship - and not just any ship, but Navy’s newest and largest platform.
NUSHIP Canberra personnel provided strong support to both current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force last month as the ship’s company raised $8500 for charity and marched for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.
The ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle recently occupied Building 68 on the Garden Island Defence Precinct in Sydney while their ship underwent a maintenance and production period. Once the docking dependant work was complete, Newcastle vacated the dock to make way for the mighty NUSHIP Canberra.
Recently, NUSHIP Canberra’s Damage Control Instructor organisation had to apply their experience to brand new information as they took the leap into teaching Canberra’s first Duty Watch groups about how to react to incidents such as fires, floods and gas detector alarms.
NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company walked hundreds of kilometres over the past month, familiarising themselves with the Navy’s newest platform.
*** Includes time-lapse video footage of NUSHIP Canberra docking and un-docking!
At dawn, on this day 99 years ago, more than 30,000 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) personnel landed on the Gallipoli peninsula.