If you were fishing near Forrest Beach, Queensland, over the past month, you might have seen landing craft from HMA Ships Canberra and Choules ferrying troops to shore.
Leading Seaman Medic Abbey-Rose Yeomans has been recognised for her efforts in helping an evacuated member of the public from Mallacoota during the 2020 bushfires.
Exercise Sea Explorer has concluded with about 1800 ADF personnel taking part and for the first time the tactical deployment of M1A1 Abrams tanks was exercised in amphibious operations.
There is a lot going on in the air, on land and at sea in Exercise Sea Explorer, which is landing on Cowley Beach in North Queensland until June 15.
The unbreakable friendship between HMAS Choules and the town of Mallacoota, forged during the 2019 bushfire crisis, has been recognised with the announcement of the town as Choules’ ceremonial homeport.
HMAS Adelaide has provided a platform for Singapore Air Force CH-47 helicopter crews to qualify and land on the RAN’s largest vessels, HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra.
For three HMAS Choules crew members, a recent deployment to support Vanuatu’s 40th anniversary of independence celebrations was a chance to reflect on a significant event in their Navy careers.
Able Seaman Stacey Harrison has always had an affinity with technology.
Anyone who’s been on the flight deck of HMAS Choules first thing in the morning or late afternoon has heard physical training instructor Leading Seaman Justin Heard urge on a dedicated crew of exercisers.
HMA Ships Choules and Huon and French Navy Ship FS d’Entrecasteaux conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) and flight training serials in the Pacific Ocean.