Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jacob Machen with the boarding party waterproof notebook at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall  )
Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jacob Machen with the boarding party waterproof notebook at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Navy takes note of boarding party innovation

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jacob Machen, a member of Navy's Patrol Boat Crew Ardent Three boarding party, has earned congratulations from among his mates for suggesting a significant improvement to a vital piece of their kit issue.

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  • Navy Cadet (CDT) Seaman talk to residents of the JC Goreman Legacy Village during the 16th Legacy Working Bee. (From left) CDT Seaman Zac Zelher, CDT Seaman Madaline Hellyer, Mrs Moreen Deighton, Mrs Joyce King, CDT Seaman Jack Whitmore and Mrs Joan Jackson. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

    Navy gives to the Future, who give to the Past

    The ties between Australian Naval Cadets at Training Ship (TS) Canberra and Royal Australian Navy members continued to strengthen at a recent working bee in Queanbeyan’s Legacy Village.

Community

  • Leading Seaman (LS) Ricardo Moreira shows the Bridgfoot family over the Navy Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat during the Harrison School Fete. (L-R) Lachlan Brigfoot, Lynnete Brigfoot, Nicholas Brigfoot and LS Ricardo Moreira. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

    Navy draws a crowd at Harrison School fair

    With more than 1400 students, many of whom drawn from Canberra's Defence families, it was not surprising that Harrison School gave a big and warm welcome to personnel from HMAS Harman to their 5th Annual Fair recently.

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  • 808 Squadron's MRH-90 helicopter conducts water bombing drills with the attached Bambi Bucket, in preparation for the fire season in the Shoalhaven area. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

    MRH90 Preparing for Bushfire Season

    The Royal Australian Navy is preparing for the coming bushfire season with MRH90 helicopters and crews are currently training to use the underslung 'Bambi bucket' for water bombing operations.

Community

  • HMAS Cerberus Recruit School staff cop a dunking from Recruits to raise money for Ocsober. In total, the Recruit School Dunkathon raised $1600 for the Life Education charity. (photo: PO Andrew Cox)

    Recruit School Ocsober Dunkathon

    On 22 October, Recruit School gathered for education of a different kind to normal. The idea to run a 'dunkathon' to raise money and awareness for Ocsober received overwhelming support from staff and Recruits and passed on vital health education in a humorous way.

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Navy Cadet (CDT) Seaman talk to residents of the JC Goreman Legacy Village during the 16th Legacy Working Bee. (From left) CDT Seaman Zac Zelher, CDT Seaman Madaline Hellyer, Mrs Moreen Deighton, Mrs Joyce King, CDT Seaman Jack Whitmore and Mrs Joan Jackson. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Navy gives to the Future, who give to the Past

The ties between Australian Naval Cadets at Training Ship (TS) Canberra and Royal Australian Navy members continued to strengthen at a recent working bee in Queanbeyan’s Legacy Village.

Leading Seaman (LS) Ricardo Moreira shows the Bridgfoot family over the Navy Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat during the Harrison School Fete. (L-R) Lachlan Brigfoot, Lynnete Brigfoot, Nicholas Brigfoot and LS Ricardo Moreira. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Navy draws a crowd at Harrison School fair

With more than 1400 students, many of whom drawn from Canberra's Defence families, it was not surprising that Harrison School gave a big and warm welcome to personnel from HMAS Harman to their 5th Annual Fair recently.

Events

HMAS Albatross Ceremonial Divisions 2014. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

HMAS Albatross on show to celebrate Museum's 40th anniversary

It was a day dedicated to celebrating Navy’s traditions and heritage at HMAS Albatross, when more than 700 personnel formed up for ceremonial divisions and inspection by Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Michael Uzzell, and Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Simon Bateman.

Naval historian and journalist Mike Carlton (right) with Head of the Future Submarine Program, Rear Admiral Greg Sammut, at the National Press Club in Canberra.
Mr Carlton delivered the annual Vernon Parker Oration for the Australian Naval Institute.
 (photo: LEUT Debra Holland)

Navy’s first battle of World War One offers lessons for today

Mike Carlton, author of First Victory 1914- HMAS Sydney's Hunt for The German Raider Emden delivers annual Vernon Parker Oration in Canberra.

Sport

President of Navy League of Australia, Commander Graham Harris (left) and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN (right) presents Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania (NHQ-TAS), Commander Stacey Porter the Navy League Perpetual Trophy 2014 for NHQ-TAS outstanding service in the community. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo )

From Hobart to Burnie, Navy leads the way

From taking part in fun runs to assisting community renovation, Navy personnel have truly left their mark across the state of Tasmania.

2014 Oberon Shield Basketball Champions HMAS Kuttabul (grey) team with the Runner Up team, HMAS Albatross after the championship game, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Sharks victorious

The action was fast and furious at the 2014 EAA Oberon Shield Basketball tournament, held at the All Sorts Fitness and Well Being Centre on 22 October.