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By LEUT Jack Horner
A landmark deployment has come
a dose for HMAS Pirie and HMAS
Launceston. following a successful
tour of the South West Pacific.
Darwin based Pirie, crewed by
Assail Two (LCDR David Graham)
travened in company with Lallllc
crewed by Ardent Three (LCDR Mal
Both ships departed HMAS
Ca;J7LS on April 20 for Lugam;l1e. on
Vanuatu's Island ofEspirito Santo
While the deployment
was hard work, both
crews found the
deployment a refreshing
change from maritime
anville visit coincided with
Anzac Day. Both crews attended the
dawn service held on the banks of the
As there is no memorial in
Lugam;l1e. "Teaths were fittingly laid
in the harbour and allowed to float
peacefully as the !>Un rooe.
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TEAMWORK: The combine<1 Launceston and
Pirie touch football team in Rarotonga TROPICAL TOUR: HMAS Pirie, HMAS Launceston and RVS Tukoro alongside in Vanuatu,
The next visit was Samoa's Apia, longest but also the bUi>lest. A cocktail of personnel were called upon to par- Vila. "\\r1:rile the deployment \\'38 hard
the first of the Polynesian ports. p:uty was held onboard and attended ticipale in traditional dancing. work, both crews found the deploy-
Evident to those who were under- by the Prime Minister and Queen's Nuku A']ofa in the Kingdom of menl a refreshing change from rnari-
taking their first SOU West P
cific Representative of the Cook Islands, as Tonga was the next port of call ''v"here. time surveillance and boarding opera-
deployment, .was the difference In the wen as other dignitaries. the crews enjoyed another warm rions.
local P o p mabOlls. h " d . welcome. Si g nificantl v , the Ton g an
. T e crews partIc1pate III commu- J RAN personnel posted overseas
In Samoa the two sh1 p s conducted P o p lliation were bus y P re p arin g for
. nity work at a local high school, pro- were a great support, tnabling the
school tours and the crews enjoyed . d d f th ACPB d .. the upcoming coronation of their new h - ' th th
their time exploring the island. VI e ours 0 e s n pan:1C1- King and, from a Navy perspective, s 1P'S company's to engage WI ou-
The next passage, between Apia pated m a sports c
mpehhon agamst the anticipated arrival of the Anzac sands of people throughout the Pacific.
and Rarotonga, saw Lallnce.ston and the Cook Islands pohce force. class fri
ate H?vL-\S Ballarat. The two cre\"'s enjoyed working
Pirie rendezvous with CIPPB Te The afternoon of sport concluded The final port visit in the ship's together and collectively agree post-
K1t/..7Ipa from the Cook Islands. with a BBQ and prel'ientation night at busy schedllie saw the two ACPBs ing to an ACPB is the best place to be
The port visit to Rarotonga was the the police compolli1d where a nwnber return to Vanuatu, this time to Port in the Navy.
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Navy' Ange11t re .,Plfil e tl
RAN Central Canteens Flll1d (Navy
Ticketing) volunteer Mrs Carleen
Angel bas been prel'iented with a CDF
Commendation for years of stellar service
to Navy personnel.
Mm Angel was presented wi th the
Commendation by DCN, RADM Russ
Crane on May 27.
RADM Crane said: "We commend
Mrs Angel for nearly 50 years of lli1ique
service to Navy through her employment
and later as a vollli1teer for Navy ticket-
e commend her impeccable service,
suppurtandsage adyice to all." he &lid.
Mrs Angel told Nan" N
1".s the CDF
Commendation was "a ireat honour".
Mm Angel startel her career with
Defence in 1959 as personal assistant to
the Chief of Staff of the Nayal Support
Command, lli1til retirement in 1991.
Vvllile in that role, Mrs Angel liaised
W1th yarious organisations in the enter-
tainment industry to coordinate the a''3il-
;- -- -.
een Angel stands
proudly with her CDF Commendation
Photo: ABPH Jo Dilorenzo
ability of hckets for dtstnbutton to saIlors
and their familiel'i.
Mrs Angel made use of thel'ie net\\'Orks
in her retirement by continuing to dis-
tribute ruscolli1ted tickets to Navy and
Defence personnel for another 17 years.
The effectiveness of
military justice reforms
o\'er the past two years
will be the su bject of an
Defence Science and
announced the re\'iew
when he opened the
Australian Centre for
Military Law and jus-
tice in Can berra on
The review team
invites submissions on
the reformed militar)
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