5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin, intercepted from a dhow in the Middle East Region, is counted on the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba during Operation Manitou.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)
5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin, intercepted from a dhow in the Middle East Region, is counted on the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba during Operation Manitou.

HMAS Toowoomba intercepts drugs off coast of Africa

A combined Australian and New Zealand operation conducted 260 km off the coast of Africa has seized more than 5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin, worth an estimated $280 million (AUD).

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  • The Navy HQ Tasmania team pose for a photo at the finish line at the completion of the Ross Marathon in Tasmania. The Navy HQ Team is made up of ADF members and  civilians and family members. (photo: LSIS Jo DIlorenzo)

    Ross Marathon tests Navy runners in the Apple Isle

    On a fresh Sunday morning in Tasmania in September, no marathon world records were broken. But, members of the Navy Headquarter Tasmania (NHQ-Tas) team that participated in the Ross Marathon achieved a number of personal best times. 

Community

  • Sub Lieutenant Asara takes part in the 2014 Noah’s Challenge Adventure Race in Nowra, NSW. (photo: LEUT Ben Sweetenham)

    Creswell crew doing it for the kids

    On September 6, personnel from HMAS Creswell and the New Entry Officer’s Course participated in the Noah's Challenge adventure race in and around the Nowra area.

People

  • Deputy Training Authority Maritime Warfare, Captain William Martin (left) presents the Bradley Meek Shield for Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor to Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg at the School of Ships Survivability and Safety of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

    An outstanding Instructor

    Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg of the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility (South) at HMAS Cerberus, has been awarded the perpetual Bradley Meek Shield, recognising him as the most outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor at the school for 2013.

Community

  • (L-R) Shaun Mallinson with son Matthew Mallinson (aged six), Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN, Ben Le, Mr Peabody the Monkey, Erin Thoroughgood, Amanda Lloyd and Jayden Mallinson (aged 11) at St Michael's Catholic School, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

    Doing it for Lachlan

    Captain Simon Bateman, Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, has joined a team of Shoalhaven residents in the Sydney Running Festival today. They're running for a very special cause. 

Community

  • Personnel from Navy Strategic Command and the Office of the Chief of Navy participate in a Spring 'Cupcake-off' competition at Russell Offices, Canberra, to raise money for Navy's charity 'Keeping Watch'.  (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

    Donations take the cake

    The advent of Spring heralded an opportunity for Navy Strategic Command Headquarters personnel to roll up theirs sleeves and bake for a cause.

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Sub Lieutenant Asara takes part in the 2014 Noah’s Challenge Adventure Race in Nowra, NSW. (photo: LEUT Ben Sweetenham)

Creswell crew doing it for the kids

On September 6, personnel from HMAS Creswell and the New Entry Officer’s Course participated in the Noah's Challenge adventure race in and around the Nowra area.

(L-R) Shaun Mallinson with son Matthew Mallinson (aged six), Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN, Ben Le, Mr Peabody the Monkey, Erin Thoroughgood, Amanda Lloyd and Jayden Mallinson (aged 11) at St Michael's Catholic School, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Doing it for Lachlan

Captain Simon Bateman, Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, has joined a team of Shoalhaven residents in the Sydney Running Festival today. They're running for a very special cause. 

Events

Wreaths and crosses laid at the monument to the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force at Bita Paka War Cemetery on the outskirts of Kokopo.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

A legacy born from loss

The Navy footprint in Rabaul is all but gone, with the first major Centenary of Anzac commemorations over, but memories of the two services held there in September will be felt for years to come by those who remain in Papua New Guinea and those who have returned home to Australia.

HMAS Sydney (I) which defeated the German Cruiser SMS Emden.
 (photo: Unknown. Image scanned from Navy Historic Archive.)

Commemorating Navy’s WWI achievements

An exhibition showcasing the efforts of the Royal Australian Navy in World War One has been unveiled at the Australian National Maritime Museum. @ANMMuseum

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The Navy HQ Tasmania team pose for a photo at the finish line at the completion of the Ross Marathon in Tasmania. The Navy HQ Team is made up of ADF members and  civilians and family members. (photo: LSIS Jo DIlorenzo)

Ross Marathon tests Navy runners in the Apple Isle

On a fresh Sunday morning in Tasmania in September, no marathon world records were broken. But, members of the Navy Headquarter Tasmania (NHQ-Tas) team that participated in the Ross Marathon achieved a number of personal best times. 

Members of HMAS Stirling and Navy Running Club gather after taking part in the Perth City to Surf event, held on the 31 Aug 2014. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Stirling team effort by runners in the west

On August 31, HMAS Stirling entered a team into the Perth City to Surf - the largest community sporting event in Western Australia - for the third consecutive year. This year was the 40th anniversary of the event.