Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

HMAS Canberra returns to Fiji

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CMDR Ben Macdonald (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

The Royal Fiji Military Forces band plays as HMAS Canberra approaches the Port of Suva, Fiji where the ship will spent three days to meet again with the people of Fiji and celebrate the bonds of friendship formed during the emergency response following Cyclone Winston. (photo: CMDR Ben Macdonald)

The Royal Fiji Military Forces band plays as HMAS Canberra approaches the Port of Suva, Fiji where the ship will spent three days to meet again with the people of Fiji and celebrate the bonds of friendship formed during the emergency response following Cyclone Winston.

The Australian Defence Force’s commitment to Fiji in the days following Tropical Cyclone Winston will be remembered during HMAS Canberra’s return visit to Fiji on 17-20 August.

Australian hospitality a highlight of RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

L-R Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kale Strawbridge, USMC Sergeant Spenser Spuck, USMC Sergeant Mitchell Garino, and Able Seaman Musician Luke Stanley meet on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

L-R Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kale Strawbridge, USMC Sergeant Spenser Spuck, USMC Sergeant Mitchell Garino, and Able Seaman Musician Luke Stanley meet on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Beards and Vegemite were among the curiosities when more than 130 United States Marines embarked in HMAS Canberra for the sea phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

US Cobra and Venom helicopters land on HMAS Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

A United States Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W SuperCobra helicopter (front) and a USMC UH-1Y Venom medium utility helicopter (rear) rest on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the 'freeplay' phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.
  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

A United States Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W SuperCobra helicopter (front) and a USMC UH-1Y Venom medium utility helicopter (rear) rest on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the 'freeplay' phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

HMAS Canberra has been visited by one of the most potent attack helicopters in the United States Marine Corps, the AH-1 SuperCobra.


From Nelson Bay to Rim of the Pacific

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Jack Bellingham on the flight deck onboard HMAS Canberra.  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Jack Bellingham on the flight deck onboard HMAS Canberra.

Not wanting to settle for a nine-to-five job, Jack Bellingham decided to take a leaf from his father's book and join the Royal Australian Navy.


RAAF Flight Lieutenant plays important role at sea

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Flight Lieutenant Paul Atteridge in Flight Control on HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Flight Lieutenant Paul Atteridge in Flight Control on HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Paul Atteridge called in two of the world’s biggest and fastest rotary wing aircraft when the Navy conducted a world-first trial recently.

Cricket a common language across Defence

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra's Engineering Officer, Commander Guy Lewis presents cricket gear to the Fijian cricket association on behalf of Cricket New South Wales. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra's Engineering Officer, Commander Guy Lewis presents cricket gear to the Fijian cricket association on behalf of Cricket New South Wales.

On the way home from Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), HMAS Canberra has delivered cricket equipment and clothing to the Fijian Cricket Board on behalf of New South Wales Cricket.

MRH-90 carries her share of the load

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Amphibious assault ship USS America provides an impressive backdrop as HMAS Canberra's embarked MRH-90 helicopter prepares to lift a load off the deck of underway replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Amphibious assault ship USS America provides an impressive backdrop as HMAS Canberra's embarked MRH-90 helicopter prepares to lift a load off the deck of underway replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock.

The first Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) by an Australian MRH-90 helicopter to a United States Navy warship has been carried out off the coast of Hawaii.

Heavy lifters hone in on helicopter dock

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

A Chinook CH-47F aircraft from the 5th Aviation Regiment in Townsville landing on HMAS Canberra while the ship is alongside in her home port of Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

A Chinook CH-47F aircraft from the 5th Aviation Regiment in Townsville landing on HMAS Canberra while the ship is alongside in her home port of Sydney.

Amphibious ship HMAS Canberra has conducted deck and handling trials with two Chinook helicopters alongside in Sydney recently.

Canberra returns home to Sydney after Operation Fiji Assist

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji.

HMAS Canberra has returned to Fleet Base East, Sydney, to the mark the end of her first operational deployment after a month-long commitment to Operation Fiji Assist.

2K a charm for Canberra helo operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

While on deployment in Fiji, 808 SQN celebrates the 2000th deck landing onboard HMAS Canberra #OpFijiAssist #HMASCanberra (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

While on deployment in Fiji, 808 SQN celebrates the 2000th deck landing onboard HMAS Canberra #OpFijiAssist #HMASCanberra

Army aviation took the glory for the 1,000th deck landing on HMAS Canberra last year but when the 2,000th landing was reached, it was all Navy.