HMAS Melbourne Departs Fremantle

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Melbourne Departs Fremantle View post tag: Navy View post tag: Melbourne As HMAS Melbourne readied for its departure from Fremantle Port on Sunday for the Middle East to participate in Operation SLIPPER members of ships company made their last mainland calls to family and friends, others ordered flowers or completed cards or letters to make the last postal service in Australia prior to their departure for the Middle East.While HMAS Melbourne is equipped with an internet café and wireless access for its crew, ‘snail’ mail will be take a few weeks to catch up with the crew as they conduct their transit so they took the opportunity to send mail home.PO Mezz Slavik conducted a different form of “Last Post” ceremony alongside Fremantle harbour just prior to HMAS Melbourne departing as she completed a post card for her daughter.PO Slavik said “I always send family some snail mail from wherever I am as its still good to put up on the fridge.”HMAS Melbourne recently departed from its home port Sydney on 25 August for HMAS Stirling in Western Australia where it was to conduct its final preparations prior to leaving the Australian mainland.The ship completed its final Force Protection assessment and deperming moved to Fremantle prior to the departure on Sunday. It will be some months before she returns to Australia after she relives HMASNewcastle who has almost completed her deployment on operations.HMAS Melbourne is the 56th rotation of an Australian Vessel since the first Gulf War in 1990.[mappress]Press Release, September 24, 2013; Image: Australian Navy HMAS Melbourne Departs Fremantle View post tag: Naval View post tag: Fremantle View post tag: Departs September 24, 2013 Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Defense Share this articlelast_img