Executive Officer HMAS Melville, Lieutenant Commander Sara Barnett, speaks to her ship’s company during a service held off the coast of Papua New Guinea to commemorate the Australian submarine AE1, which was sunk during WWI. (photo: Leon Dafonte Fernandez)
Executive Officer HMAS Melville, Lieutenant Commander Sara Barnett, speaks to her ship’s company during a service held off the coast of Papua New Guinea to commemorate the Australian submarine AE1, which was sunk during WWI.

AE1: never forgotten

While conducting survey operations off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the crew of HMAS Melville took time to commemorate the first Australian casualties of WW1 and the loss of the Australian submarine AE1.

Fleet

  • A teacher and children from Aoga Fiamalamalama special needs school dance as the Royal Australia Navy Band Sydney plays during HMAS Choules' visit to Apia, Samoa. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

    Samoa gigs a highlight for Navy Band

    Performing in Samoa recently was a career highlight for musicians from the Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney, visiting with HMAS Choules as part of ADF engagement activities in the South West Pacific.

Fleet

  • NUSHIP Sydney departs Osborne Shipyards for the first time as it commences its Builder’s Sea Trials. (photo: Simon Casson)

    Sydney goes to sea

    The Navy’s latest and most exciting addition to the Fleet has set sail for the first time and is currently conducting Builder’s Sea Trials in South Australia, marking the first major step for NUSHIP Sydney and its crew in becoming a highly effective warfighting unit.

Community

  • 100-year-old Tom Upton (front and centre) with his grandson Shaun and granddaughter Melissa, celebrating his birthday with Warrant Officer Gary Fuss, Petty Officer Tara Fischer, Commander Jace Hutchison and Chief Petty Officer Martin Sammut. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

    Navy veteran scores a ton

    This year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II and is also the year Harold (Tom) Upton turned 100 years old. The Second World War Navy veteran celebrated his century surrounded by family and some new friends from today’s Navy.

Fleet

  • Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Benjamin Spring, left, supervises Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Lara Pilton, conducting a workout on new exercise equipment in the gymnasium at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

    Fit to fight

    New functional training equipment has been installed at the Fleet Base East Gymnasium as part of a much-needed $400-thousand dollar upgrade, making a big difference in the gym’s overall equipment standard.

Community

  • Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Christopher Wright receives a New South Wales Police Area Commander’s Commendation from Superintendent Dave Darcy, Commander Northern Beaches Police Area Command, at Dee Why RSL Club, in Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

    Police commendation for brave Navy Diver

    There are plenty of accounts of Navy personnel displaying bravery in dangerous situations at sea, but for one Clearance Diver heroism on land has earned him a special commendation from the New South Wales Police.

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100-year-old Tom Upton (front and centre) with his grandson Shaun and granddaughter Melissa, celebrating his birthday with Warrant Officer Gary Fuss, Petty Officer Tara Fischer, Commander Jace Hutchison and Chief Petty Officer Martin Sammut. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Navy veteran scores a ton

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II and is also the year Harold (Tom) Upton turned 100 years old. The Second World War Navy veteran celebrated his century surrounded by family and some new friends from today’s Navy.

Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Christopher Wright receives a New South Wales Police Area Commander’s Commendation from Superintendent Dave Darcy, Commander Northern Beaches Police Area Command, at Dee Why RSL Club, in Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Police commendation for brave Navy Diver This article has photo gallery

There are plenty of accounts of Navy personnel displaying bravery in dangerous situations at sea, but for one Clearance Diver heroism on land has earned him a special commendation from the New South Wales Police.

Events

Royal Australian Navy officers from HMAS Parramatta march in front of a large turnout, during their Freedom of Entry parade down the main street of Parramatta, NSW. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Parramatta given rite of passage This article has photo gallery

The ship’s company of HMAS Parramatta has reaffirmed the bonds between the ship and her namesake city by exercising their right to Freedom of Entry.

The crew of HMAS Melbourne conduct a Freedom of Entry march into the City of Melbourne. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

HMAS Melbourne exercises Freedom of Entry one last time This article has photo gallery

The bonds between HMAS Melbourne (III) and her namesake city were reaffirmed today with the ship’s company exercising their Freedom of Entry for the final time before the ship decommissions later this year.

Sport

Runners from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit at HMAS Albatross, prior to their participation in the 2019 City2Surf. L-R: Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Benjamin King; Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Carl Stewart; Lieutenant Simon Machin; Lieutenant Michael Azoury; Lieutenant Alister Auld; and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Broadbent, at Hyde Park, Sydney. (photo: )

Birdies pound the pavement in famous Aussie footrace

More than 84,000 people participated in the City2Surf race in Sydney in August, resulting in a sell-out crowd for the organisers of the annual running event.

Royal Australian Navy Tridents team members, from left, AB Emily Xar, AB Morgan Wilson-Ward, AB Jahna Smyth, AB Caroline Sabasio and AB Grace Waters celebrate their victory against the Fire and Rescue NSW team at North Sydney Oval, NSW. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Navy Tridents on fire This article has photo gallery

The Navy Tridents were too strong for Fire and Rescue New South Wales in the annual Community Cup women’s rugby league game, played in the lead-up to the North Sydney Bears games at North Sydney Oval on 25 August.