Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)

Friendly footy bolsters bond between Choules and PNGDF

Published on by FLTLT Michael Moroney (author), LAC Oliver Carter (photographer)

LS Morgan Kovo, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, and SBLT Samuel Fraser a member of HMAS Choules, during a game of soccer at Tarangau Naval Base. (photo: LAC Oliver Carter)

LS Morgan Kovo, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, and SBLT Samuel Fraser a member of HMAS Choules, during a game of soccer at Tarangau Naval Base.

It’s not everyday you get to see an international sports competition, but members of HMAS Choules are creating their own, matching up against Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) personnel from the Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island.

Sydney girl makes new friends in Papua New Guinea

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LAC Oliver Carter (photographer)

Able Seaman Sarah Akil, a Communications and Information Systems sailor, onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: LAC Oliver Carter)

Able Seaman Sarah Akil, a Communications and Information Systems sailor, onboard HMAS Choules.

Able Seaman Sarah Akil, a Communication and Information Systems sailor aboard HMAS Choules, is enjoying the chance to interact with the Papua New Guinea locals, participating in a number of activities while anchored offshore Manus Island.

'Faith Under Fire' for PNGDF

Published on by FLTLT Michael Moroney (author), LAC Oliver Carter (photographer)

Chaplain Ian Lindsay introduces the 'Faith Under Fire' DVD package to members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force on board HMAS Choules. (photo: LAC Oliver Carter)

Chaplain Ian Lindsay introduces the 'Faith Under Fire' DVD package to members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force on board HMAS Choules.

Members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force are getting the chance to explore their spiritual fitness, participating in the Australian Defence Force ‘Faith Under Fire’ course being offered by HMAS Choules Padre, Chaplain Ian Lindsay.

Choules crew communicates cooperation

Published on by FLTLT Michael Moroney (author), LAC Oliver Carter (photographer)

Able Seaman Benjamin Heron, a Communications and Information Systems sailor aboard HMAS Choules, talks with members of the Papua New Defence Force during an International Visual Morse Code practical exercise at Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island. (photo: LAC Oliver Carter)

Able Seaman Benjamin Heron, a Communications and Information Systems sailor aboard HMAS Choules, talks with members of the Papua New Defence Force during an International Visual Morse Code practical exercise at Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island.

HMAS Choules’ Communications and Information Systems team have shown off their instructional skills, conducting visual Morse code training with Papua New Guinea Defence Force personnel from Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island.

ADF completing tasks on Manus Island

Published on by SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

HMAS Choules at Manus Island HMPNGS Tarangau, Lombrum Naval Base.

 (photo: SGT W. Guthrie)

HMAS Choules at Manus Island HMPNGS Tarangau, Lombrum Naval Base.

The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Choules has arrived at Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, to support Department of Immigration and Citizenship activities as part of Operation LANDSCAPE.

HMAS Choules have their cake and eat it - to celebrate 10th anniversary

Published on by LEUT Bek Williamson (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

HMAS Choules ship's company, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Jake Higgins (left) and Able Seaman Cook Keely Finn celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ship's launch in the United Kingdom. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

HMAS Choules ship's company, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Jake Higgins (left) and Able Seaman Cook Keely Finn celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ship's launch in the United Kingdom.

It was a case of ‘having their cake and eating it’ for the ship’s company of HMAS Choules today as they celebrated the 10th anniversary of the ship’s launch in the United Kingdom on 18th July 2003, the date she was first sent down the slip way.

A glimpse of life at sea reaffirms Broderick’s beliefs

Published on by ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination, Ms Elizabeth Broderick, talks with Leading Seaman Medic (Underwater) Samone Black. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination, Ms Elizabeth Broderick, talks with Leading Seaman Medic (Underwater) Samone Black.

It was an inspiring visit for Ms Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner Responsible for Age Discrimination, when she joined HMAS Choules for a short visit during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013.

Exercise SEA LION wraps

Published on by ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Ship's company watch on as a Royal Australian Air Force P3 Orion Aircraft conducts a low fly by past HMAS Choules during Exercise SEA LION 2013. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Ship's company watch on as a Royal Australian Air Force P3 Orion Aircraft conducts a low fly by past HMAS Choules during Exercise SEA LION 2013.

Exercise SEA LION 13 came to a conclusion on 28 June in waters off North Queensland.

Channel 7 drops in on SEA LION 2013

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

A view of HMAS Choules from the flight deck during Exercise SEA LION 2013. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

A view of HMAS Choules from the flight deck during Exercise SEA LION 2013.

The ship’s company and embarked forces of HMAS Choules came under the media microscope recently as a camera crew from Channel 7 Brisbane came onboard for a couple of days to cover Exercise SEA LION 2013 (EX SL13).

Channel 7 coverage of Exercise SEA LION

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In North Queensland HMAS Choules sets the scene during Exercise SEA LION 2013 - with HMAS Labuan, two LCM8s, Zodiacs, an MRH90 hovering over the flight deck and a P3 Orion flying by. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

In North Queensland HMAS Choules sets the scene during Exercise SEA LION 2013 - with HMAS Labuan, two LCM8s, Zodiacs, an MRH90 hovering over the flight deck and a P3 Orion flying by.

Exercise SEA LION Block II Amphibious Training will soon come to a close, with the exercise being hailed a success and a significant stepping stone in the development of Australia’s amphibious capability.