New Guardian Arrives in the Pacific

August 17, 2019 – The third of 21 Guardian-class patrol boats donated by Australia to partners in the Pacific region has been escorted to Tonga by HMAS Armidale. The soon to be commissioned ship, Ngahau Koula was delivered to Tonga as part of the Australian Government’s Pacific Maritime Security Program. Lieutenant Commander Paul Hardman, Commanding Officer of HMAS Armidale said it was an honor to escort the ship to one of Australia’s key partners in the Pacific region. “Tonga is one of Australia’s key partners in the Pacific region. The…

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HMAS Choules Visits Honiara

March 5, 2019 – HMAS Choules arrived in Honiara today for a three-day visit to train with, and deliver stores for, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in advance of the national general elections in April. Australian Defence Force personnel from all Services have deployed on HMAS Choules for a month-long activity to undertake engagement and training with our regional partners and other government agencies in the Southwest Pacific. The Commander of the Joint Task Group, Commander Phillipa Hay, said the deployment provides an opportunity to contribute to long-standing…

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