Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)
Navy's Unmanned Aircraft System Unit achieved a significant milestone in late March, completing the first of class flight trial for the ScanEagle.
The world game suddenly became much closer to home for the crew of HMAS Choules, who staged a friendly sports competition in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands last week.
Hidden along the Western Australian coastline lies a little-known oasis called Croc Creek—a little inlet located in Yampi Sound, north of Broome. Not to be deterred by its name, however, the crew of HMAS Choules decided it looked like a great place for a swim.
HMAS Choules loves a challenge. Their motto 'fight difficulty with zeal' is living up to expectations. They have been challenging all dimensions of Damage Control utilising local Fire and Rescue New South Wales crews to ensure real life scenario of anything from fire, flood and toxic hazard scenarios onboard can be managed.
HMAS Choules, at sea, conducted a clear lower deck on her flight deck, to commemorate Remembrance Day yesterday.
HMAS Choules is used to accommodating over 300 embarked forces, but recently she embarked a different kind of force.
On 15 November, a bright sunny day in Brisbane, Commander Ashley Papp relinquished command of HMAS Choules, handing the weight to Commander Chris Aulmann. The handover of the 'weight' symbolises the transfer of the responsibility of command.
Life at sea in the Navy can be challenging and achieving the simplest tasks can be a difficult undertaking, not the least of all keeping fit and healthy. Men’s Health Week presents an excellent opportunity to look at how the men and women of the Navy maintain fitness at sea.
There was an air of excitement mixed with a bit of apprehension as more than a hundred members of New Entry Officers’ Course 50 embarked in HMAS Choules for their sea training deployment - a key milestone in their initial training to become qualified officers in the Royal Australian Navy.
Thursday night, 10 April 2014, Lieutenant Commander John Sime achieved the milestone of over 1000 deck landings and launches in one year onboard HMAS Choules.