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A&P Group Welcomes Visit From Royal Australian Navy


Posted on April 24, 2023

A&P Group was delighted to welcome Commodore Brad Smith RAN, and Mr Paul Heiskanen to our Falmouth Facility on Monday.

Commodore Smith is the Director General Major Surface Ships (DGMSS) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), and Mr Heiskanen is the Executive Director of Major Surface Ships.Their responsibilities cover the sustainment and support for all major surface ships within the RAN Fleet.

Matt Weetch, A&P Group Director of Defence, said:“CDRE Smith and Mr Heiskanen’s visit to A&P Falmouth provided an excellent platform for our business to showcase our facilities, our capabilities and our workforce, as well as sharing our strategy for the future.”

“A&P Falmouth is part of a global business which provides vital shipbuilding, ship repair, maintenance and support to the Royal Navy (RN), Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) and commercial marine sector.

“We were delighted to be able to showcase this to our Commonwealth partners, identifying the synergies with our sister business Atlantic and Peninsula Australia who are delivering similar standards of excellence to the RAN.

“We look forward to continuing our work with the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) and supporting them to deliver the key pillars of their maritime sustainment strategy, through Plan Galileo.”

Pictured L-R Darren Rice, Commodore Brad Smith, Mr Paul Heiskanen, Matt Weetch.


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