Home' Navy News : June 10th 2010 Contents Defence have closed their 6 calibra on equipment
laboratories around the country.
The surplus equipment as well as addi onal electronics and
avionics equipment will be auc oned at ManheimFowles
Melbourne on Wednesday 7th July.
The auc on will feature oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers,
transformers, various generators, radio test sets, voltmeters,
power supplies, soldering sta ons and more.
You can view the items on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th July.
Department of Defence
Calibra on and Electronics Auc on
Dept of Defence
22-9-92 LMCT 8588
For more informa on or to register to receive informa on
about this and future Defence electronics auc ons
visit manheimfowles.com.au and click on the
electronics icon on the right or contact Peter Carah
on 0400 646 693, email email@example.com
ManheimFowles - Gordon Luck Ave, Altona Nth VIC 3025
June 10, 2010
By ABCIS Melanie Schinkel
THE ship's company of HMAS Toowoomba
(CMDR Ivan Ingham) recently visited the
city their ship's name honours and the
Darling Downs region in Queensland to
strengthen ties with the community and par-
ticipate in Anzac Day commemorations.
A contingent of 11 members from
Toowoomba participated in a busy program
of events which included visits to Australia's
largest Navy cadet unit, TS Toowoomba, and
Toowoomba's official charity, Toowoomba
Flexi-School, which caters for students who
require specialist education and support.
The ship's company also shared a brew
with veterans from the Naval Association and
joined more than 2000 community members
at Toowoomba Grammar School's Anzac Day
LEUT Sarah Tame and LS David Jones
were excited to return to their home town as
members of Toowoomba.
LEUT Tame had the opportunity to visit
her old school, Toowoomba Glennie, and
spoke to current students about life in the
Navy. LS Jones said he was thankful to be in
his home town because it had been five years
since his last visit.
"It's great to be back in Toowoomba repre-
senting Toowoomba," LS Jones said.
During a reception at City Hall, regional
leaders and Toowoomba Regional Council
Mayor Peter Taylor expressed Toowoomba's
pride and lasting ties with the Anzac class
"We are delighted to have Toowoomba rep-
resentatives here. Their job is a difficult one
that many of us here simply could not under-
take," Cr Taylor said.
"Being away from friends and family for
great lengths of time is a difficult task in itself,
but to be constantly prepared to lend assist-
ance to ongoing conflicts and face real threats
requires a bravery that is truly admirable and a
credit to all those serving in the ship."
Toowoomba's CO, CMDR Ingham,
addressed the gathering and spoke of the
FFH's role in anti-terrorism and anti-piracy
missions during Operation Slipper in 2009.
"In everything we do we know we have
a personal and professional reputation to
uphold. Wherever Toowoomba goes in the
world we hope to do the city proud and reflect
the respect and strong support that comes from
the region," CMDR Ingham said.
CMDR Ingham delivered the Anzac Day
dawn service address before the ship's com-
pany led the march of 11,000 people to the
heritage-listed Mothers Memorial.
Anzac Day with namesake
HOME SWEET HOME: Former Toowoomba residents and crew members of HMAS
Toowoomba, LEUT Sarah Tame and LS David Jones.
Photo courtesy Dave Noonan
By LEUT Todd Austin
WARRANT Officer of the Navy Mark Tandy made
a flying visit to check on Navy personnel working
at the Australian Support Base and Headquarters
of the Joint Task Force 633 in the United Arab
Emirates in late May.
It was the second time WO-N has made the trek to
the Middle East to meet Navy's men and women work-
ing in support of Operation Slipper.
"Observing the work the 17 Navy personnel are
doing here, I have to say they are doing a fantastic job,"
WO-N Tandy said.
"There are more and more Navy people assisting the
efforts of JTF633 in a 'purple' environment and it's a
great opportunity for them to get tri-Service experience
on operations, which will set us up better for the future,
especially with LHDs currently under construction."
WO-N joined his fellow Navy members for lunch
in the new dining facilities and later visited their work
locations to gain an understanding of the roles they are
undertaking on deployment.
"Coming back to the MEAO for a second time, it's
pleasing to see our guys doing a great job in a variety
"They are all doing Navy and the ADF proud and
I'm sure all their family and friends back home would
be just as proud."
After his visit to the Australian Support Base at the
AL Minhad Air Base, WO-N joined Chief of Navy,
VADM Russ Crane, and COMFLOT, CDRE Stuart
Mayer, on board HMAS Parramatta (CMDR Heath
FLYING VISIT: LSWTR Peter Wong and
WO-N Mark Tandy chat during WO-N's recent visit
to the MEAO.
Photo: SGT Brent Tero
Cooks show off
By ABCIS Melanie Schinkel
MOUTH-WATERING crab, oysters, scallops and a
selection of seafood prepared by Navy cooks were
highlights on the menu at this year's Narooma Oyster
Festival held on the South Coast of New South Wales
from May 14-16.
As part of the Navy Community Engagement
Program (NCEP), 10 sailors from HMAS Harman
(CMDR Andrew Schroder) and HMAS Kuttabul
(CMDR Christine Clarke) travelled to Narooma for
the second time to strengthen Navy's reputation in
the region and participate in the annual food and wine
Harman's CO, CMDR Schroder, attended the event
and said he was impressed by the professional attitude
and efforts of all RAN personnel involved.
"LSCK Peter Manahan and his team of cooks were
fine ambassadors for the RAN and demonstrated just
how highly skilled our people are," CMDR Schroder
said.Kuttabul cook LSCK Peter Manahan said the festi-
val provided the opportunity for junior RAN cooks to
showcase their culinary expertise to the public.
"The sailors got to demonstrate their creative flair,
which was great because we don't often have the time
or money to experiment with fresh seafood in a busy
ship or wardroom environment," LSCK Manahan said.
"Overall the public were surprised by the calibre of
cuisine and it was good for us to experience how that
side of the industry operates."
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