Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)
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.
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 13 came to a conclusion on 28 June in waters off North Queensland.
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).
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.
Medical staff onboard HMAS Choules have been honing their skills in a number of areas during Exercise SEA LION 2013.
The chefs onboard HMAS Choules have been busier than usual lately as the ship’s company and embarked forces are put through their paces in a major amphibious exercise off the coast of far north Queensland.
Exercise SEA LION 2013 has entered a critical phase with the go ahead being given for the Amphibious Task Force to rehearse evacuation of Australian citizens and foreign nationals from the troubled Tropicana Enclave.
Exercise SEA LION 2013 got underway on June 10 as HMAS Choules slipped out to sea with a complement of more than 400 Army and Navy personnel onboard, and various pieces of equipment firmly secured on the vehicle deck.
Ulladulla local lad Jason Chamberlain has come a long way since graduating from St John’s School in Nowra.
After leaving school and having a number of jobs including a stint at Alan May Holden, Ulladulla and the Shoalhaven Ex Serviceman’s Club, Jason decided on a life at sea.