Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)
The Royal Australian Navy's Maritime Operational Health Unit has continued to fine-tune their emergency medical skills, conducting aero-medical evacuation training onboard HMAS Canberra during Operation FIJI ASSIST 2016.
HMAS Canberra has demonstrated her amphibious capacity for the latest cohort of trainee sailors, using her landing craft to transport nearly 350 personnel across Western Port Bay, Victoria.
Born in Devonport and raised in Hobart, Tassie boy, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Bennett joined the Navy at 18 chasing fun, travel and adventure.
Navy's home to the MRH-90 helicopter, 808 Squadron, assembled for the traditional rowing ashore of the outgoing Commanding Officer as Commander Adrian Capner handed over the “trident of power” to Commander Michael Waddell recently.
Less than one year after its commissioning, HMAS Canberra has conducted its first Replenishment at Sea evolution, in company with HMAS Sirius, as part of Fleet Concentration Period East 15.
Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, cleared the lower decks of HMAS Canberra as Fleet Concentration Period East 2015 got under way this week.
The Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit along with C Squadron, 5 Aviation Regiment has conducted a ‘quick look’ trial of the CH-47D Chinook onboard the Navy’s Flag Ship, HMAS Canberra. The trials were conducted over a week with preliminary work being conducted at HMAS Albatross and the flying trials conducted at sea on 20-21 October 2015.
While Athol Ewington’s service in HMAS Canberra (I) ended nearly 73 years ago when Canberra was lost in the Battle of Savo Island, his name will now live on in Canberra (III) with the introduction of the Athol Ewington Shield.
A small group of sailors from Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Adelaide had the chance to try out their acting skills this month when sister ship, HMAS Canberra conducted Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation and Evacuation Handling Centre exercises.
Last Friday, while most of HMAS Canberra’s ship’s company dressed in their white ceremonial uniforms to take part in the Commissioning Ceremony, 24 members of the crew remained in their everyday working rig, ready to respond in the case of an emergency.