Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)
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.
When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Australia recently, members of the Royal Australian Navy in Sydney and Canberra stepped up to serve the Royal family.
As the sun sets on Exercise SEA DAWN this month, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules reflected on the important milestones they helped the Australian Defence Force (ADF) achieve in training for amphibious operations.
Last weekend while alongside the port of Townsville, the crew of HMAS Choules was honoured to open their ship to the families of the men and women of the Army's Second Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, known as 2RAR.
It’s a 24 hour a day job keeping the Navy’s largest ship on a safe course as a Maritime Warfare Officer onboard HMAS Choules. It is a big responsibility and one that Bundaberg native Lieutenant Brendan Sinnamon tackles head on.
The first major joint amphibious exercise for the year, Exercise SEA DAWN, is now underway in North Queensland.
There is always an air of expectation when a Royal Australian Navy ship heads off on a deployment; even more so after a long period of maintenance.