Topic: HMAS Penguin

New facility enhances weapons training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds supervises as Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Armilyn Pontanes conducts a live-fire serial at the Weapons Training Simulation System at HMAS Penguin. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds supervises as Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Armilyn Pontanes conducts a live-fire serial at the Weapons Training Simulation System at HMAS Penguin.

Small Arms proficiency is a core skill of the weapon user categories in the Royal Australian Navy. It is also a key requirement for temporary weapons users such as those personnel assigned as Boarding Parties and undertaking Force Protection roles.

Underwater medicine - a specialist skill

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Underwater Medicine Clinician Course, Session 21 students and staff. Back row, L-R: Australian Army Soldier Medic Corporal B, Naomi Lang, Rae Young. Middle row, L-R: Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Medic Byron Thomas, Leith Strachan. Front row, L-R: Royal Australian Navy Sailor Leading Seaman Medic David Bell, Petty Officer David Saunders, and Able Seaman Haidan Allan, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Underwater Medicine Clinician Course, Session 21 students and staff. Back row, L-R: Australian Army Soldier Medic Corporal B, Naomi Lang, Rae Young. Middle row, L-R: Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Medic Byron Thomas, Leith Strachan. Front row, L-R: Royal Australian Navy Sailor Leading Seaman Medic David Bell, Petty Officer David Saunders, and Able Seaman Haidan Allan, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Students of the Royal Australian Navy Underwater Medicine Clinician course, have celebrated the completion of seven months training with an informal graduation held outside the Submarine Underwater Medical Unit at HMAS Penguin.

HMAS Penguin’s dress and bearing focal points

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

L-R: Petty Officer Boatswain Brendon Chafer; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Steven Reig; and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds stand proudly with one of three boot cleaning stations recently installed at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

L-R: Petty Officer Boatswain Brendon Chafer; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Steven Reig; and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds stand proudly with one of three boot cleaning stations recently installed at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Among the many enhancements taking place at HMAS Penguin, a number of the more notable and innovative inclusions has been the introduction of boot cleaning stations in main locations around the establishment.

Resilience and commitment on display at ADF Diving School

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer)

Australian Defence Force Diving School trainees conducting a fitness session for the VIP day held at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

Australian Defence Force Diving School trainees conducting a fitness session for the VIP day held at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

The Navy mission “To Fight and Win at Sea” was on prominent display during the recent Clearance Diver Aptitude Assessment at the Australian Defence Force Diving School at HMAS Penguin in Balmoral Sydney.

Penguin turns 78 years young

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer), LSBM Bradley Reyonlds (photographer)

The youngest sailor on base, Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Chelsea Calderbank, centre, holds the Base's life ring with ship's company during celebrations for HMAS Penguin's 78th birthday. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

The youngest sailor on base, Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Chelsea Calderbank, centre, holds the Base's life ring with ship's company during celebrations for HMAS Penguin's 78th birthday.

Taking time out from their busy schedule, the officers, sailors and civilian staff of HMAS Penguin have celebrated the Sydney establishment’s 78th birthday.

HMAS Penguin runners go gate to gate for Keeping Watch

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Runners starting the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Keeping Watch Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk at Mosman, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Runners starting the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Keeping Watch Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk at Mosman, Sydney.

A record 280 runners and power walkers turned out for the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Gate to Gate charity fun run on the shores of Middle Harbour in Sydney.

Penguin opens its doors for Ceremonial Sunset

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The Ceremonial Sunset guard prepares to fire a volley with blank cartridges during a ceremony at HMAS Penguin, Mosman on 6 November 2019. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

The Ceremonial Sunset guard prepares to fire a volley with blank cartridges during a ceremony at HMAS Penguin, Mosman on 6 November 2019.

HMAS Penguin has continued its annual tradition of inviting the people of Mosman and the Northern Beaches to a reception to thank the community for their ongoing support, and an opportunity for locals to learn more about Penguin’s mission and get a taste of Navy culture with a Beat to Quarters and Ceremonial Sunset.

Divers present recompression capability to Fiji’s Chief of Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Brenton Paine, left, speaks with Fiji's Chief of Navy, Captain Humphrey Tawake about the functionality of the transportable recompression chamber at HMAS Waterhen. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Brenton Paine, left, speaks with Fiji's Chief of Navy, Captain Humphrey Tawake about the functionality of the transportable recompression chamber at HMAS Waterhen.

A Fijian Navy contingent led by the Chief of the Fijian Navy, Captain Humphrey Tawake, was recently given a familiarisation tour of the Royal Australian Navy’s Diver Recompression chambers.

Penguin sailors ‘proud to serve’ the Sir David Martin Foundation

Published on by CMDR Bernadette Alexander (author and photographer)

(L-R) Mrs Anna Beaumont (Sir David Martin’s daughter), Seaman* Paige Darcy, Seaman* Ashley Griffiths, Seaman* Kristina Heron and Lady Susan Martin at the Sir David Martin Foundation annual Bridge Day 2019 at HMAS Penguin. (photo: CMDR Bernadette Alexander)

(L-R) Mrs Anna Beaumont (Sir David Martin’s daughter), Seaman* Paige Darcy, Seaman* Ashley Griffiths, Seaman* Kristina Heron and Lady Susan Martin at the Sir David Martin Foundation annual Bridge Day 2019 at HMAS Penguin.

HMAS Penguin recently helped Lady Susan Martin hold her annual Bridge Day to raise funds for David Martin Place.

Diver hopefuls return historic dive helmet and pump to former glory

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Members of the ADF Diving School’s Initial Employment Trainee intake 005 with the Siebe Gorman diving pump and brass helmet they refurbished. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Members of the ADF Diving School’s Initial Employment Trainee intake 005 with the Siebe Gorman diving pump and brass helmet they refurbished.

Initial Employment Trainee (IET) intake 005 posted to HMAS Penguin in January 2019 in preparation for the Basic Clearance Diver Course.