View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia: Attack One Deemed Mission Ready for Operation RESOLUTE View post tag: Defense September 26, 2013 View post tag: operation View post tag: Deemed View post tag: Mission View post tag: Defence Training & Education View post tag: attack View post tag: News by topic Share this article Australia: Attack One Deemed Mission Ready for Operation RESOLUTE View post tag: one View post tag: Naval View post tag: Ready View post tag: RESOLUTE The Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew Attack One has been deemed mission ready for Operation RESOLUTE following two weeks of training by Sea Training Unit – Minor War Vessels and a final assessment by the senior assessor Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy on 13 September.COMWAR embarked in HMAS Albany to put Commanding Officer Lieutenant Justine Archer and her crew through their paces to ensure they were capable of meeting all Operation RESOLUTE mission requirements.With the training vessel Discovery III simulating a Foreign Fishing Vessel and a Suspected Irregular Entry Vessel as required, Attack One was able to successfully demonstrate competence in a variety of different boarding scenarios, across the gamut of trying physical, materiel and legal difficulties that are regularly encountered during border protection operations.Personnel from the Sea Training Unit and the recently qualified Transit Security Element (TSE) 70 embarked Discovery III to simulate a number of the difficulties encountered during border protection operations, including engineering defects, as well as the typical water ingress and sea-worthiness hazards that are regularly encountered on target vessels.COMWAR gained insight into, and an understanding of the level of interaction between the embarked TSE, who are comprised of tri-service personnel from both the permanent and reserve force, and Navy crews,“It is pleasing to see all three services working hard and so well together to achieve the mission,” CDRE Leavy said.“Attack One demonstrated the competencies required of them to successfully conduct the Operation RESOLUTE mission as a force assigned unit. Together with their TSE colleagues, the crew confirmed just how well they have been able to take on board the professional training provided by the Sea Training Unit here in Darwin.”The members of TSE were equally excited about the chance to deploy on Operation RESOLUTE, and spoke very highly of the training and exposure to operations and everyday life onboard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat.Private Esthelle Jones, a member of TSE 70 said the training in the lead up to mission readiness had been demanding but it was a challenge she enjoyed.“TSE is a very highly sought after deployment for us; I am very proud to have been selected for the opportunity. The training has been both fun and challenging, and I am looking forward to the chance to help out,” PTE Jones said.This collective training and assessment period has been one of many conducted by STU-MWV during a very high tempo six months. Based in Cairns and Darwin, the small team of twenty sea trainers conducts Mariner Skills and Unit Readiness training and assessment for all Minor War Vessels (MWV) and Hydrographic Survey Ships (HSS) as well as Mission Readiness training and assessment for MWVs, HSS, Major Fleet Units (MFU) and TSE deploying for Operation RESOLUTE.[mappress]Press Release, September 26, 2013; Image: Royal Australian Navy
Rising interest rates are a blessing in disguise for bakery businesses, according to Plimsoll’s latest research into the UK bakery market.With more than a quarter of bakery companies in more debt than ever, rising rates could act as a useful “wake-up call”, said David Pattison, senior analyst at Plimsoll.Many bakeries “have been enticed by low interest rates” and the “lure of easy debt secured on rapidly rising property prices, and so have been able to cover up flaws in their business strategies – effectively buying time”, said the report. If they reduce their level of debt and streamline their business models, they may have a future, it said. The report advises struggling companies to take action now before further rises are announced.Rising rates should help bring stability to the UK bakery market, according to Pattison.Plimsoll comprises experts in industry analysis, which help companies to understand their performances and that of their competitors.
Marouane Fellaini believes he was made a scapegoat for Manchester United’s struggles last season but insists he never lost faith in his own ability. The midfielder says the support of his family plus his determination and success with the Belgium national side helped him maintain his mental strength even when things were going badly for him and the club. Fellaini was ex-United boss David Moyes’ only signing of the 2013 summer transfer window for £27.5million from Everton, The 26-year-old however failed to score in his first season at the club and rarely performed to the levels he had shown under Moyes at Everton, but has found his feet under Louis van Gaal with some impressive performances. Asked if felt he was made a scapegoat last season, Fellaini said: “Yes a little bit. That is a difficult question. It is difficult to answer that.” Speaking at an event organised by Manchester United’s global partner Nissin, he added: “I didn’t lose faith in myself. In football you have to be strong in the head. The mentality is important and I do have this quality so I can keep going. “My family helped me through it. I was also in the national team for Belgium at the World Cup and I played well and the team also played well. For my confidence that was important. I came back after the summer confident. “The manager said to me I would have to fight if I wanted to play. I did fight and trained hard and that was it. When I got my chance I tried to show myself and tried to do my best. “Last season was a difficult season for me. The World Cup helped me a lot. The manager of the national team and the players helped me and it was a great experience for everybody.” Fellaini said his current form is partly the result of recovering his fitness after an ankle injury – but that there is more to come. He said: “When you are playing you are always happy. So I am happy at the moment. I have worked hard and will work hard to play every game. “I am fit now and that is why I am better. When I am super fit I will be better I am sure. I was injured earlier this season, they said I had to have surgery but I didn’t. It was a bad injury but now I am better and I can look forward. “At the moment the manager is using me as a box-to-box player and I am trying to score a goal.” Fellaini said Van Gaal has brought in a different approach to Moyes which the players had to get used to. He added: “I agree last season was tough. There was a new manager and it was difficult for all the players but we have another new manager now with a new philosophy and we have to work hard. “It is about organisation and keeping the ball better. You have to close down when you lose the ball. It is a new philosophy. “When you bring in a new manager you have to wait because it is not easy to bring in a new philosophy but we are working hard in training. The manager has a lot of meetings to help us improve so we will see what happens in time.” :: Marouane Fellaini was speaking at the screening of ‘HUNGRY TO WIN’ a Japanese animation created by Nissin, Manchester United’s Official Global Noodle Partner. Press Association