Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett provides his latest message for Navy personnel, recorded during a visit to HMAS Cerberus. (photo: )
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett provides his latest message for Navy personnel, recorded during a visit to HMAS Cerberus.

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett provides his latest message for Navy personnel, recorded during a visit to HMAS Cerberus.

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  • Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater OAM, RAN (left) and Local Elder and CEO of the Boonwurrung Foundation, Aunty Carolyn Briggs, unveil the Acknowledgment of Country Plaque at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

    HMAS Cerberus Welcomes Country

    HMAS Cerberus gathered its people to recognise the traditional owners of the Cerberus land by officially unveiling an Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians plaque, observing a Welcome to Country and being part of an Indigenous smoke ceremony.

Operations

  • Air Force Sergeant Janelle Heise (back left), Air Force Squadron Leader Keith Bateman (middle left), Air Force Squadron Leader Daniel Olsen (front left), Navy Lieutenant Aaron Goedecke (right) and Lt-Col Adam Hogan (far right) with girls at a local orphanage in Juba, South Sudan. (photo: CPL Nick Wiseman)

    Orphanage visit in South Sudan

    Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to Juba in South Sudan, as part of Operation ASLAN have used their spare time when not working with the United Nations to help out and cheer up children at two local orphanages.

Fleet

  • Lieutenant Joel Marrison leads the Ceremonial Guard in a Ceremonial Sunset on the flight deck of HMAS Parramatta for more than 90 guests, including the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, The Hon Gordon Darcy Lilo and His Excellency, High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Mr Andrew Byrne, while HMAS Parramatta is berthed alongside Honiara, Solomon Islands, during Operation Solania. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

    HMAS Parramatta conducts port visit to Solomon Islands

    In support of Operation SOLANIA, HMAS Parramatta conducted a port visit to Honiara, Solomon Islands from 11 - 14 July, to assist in maritime surveillance of the South Pacific Region as coordinated through the Pacific Island Forum Agency.

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  • The original Commissioning Certificate to Captain for Rear Admiral W. R. Creswell, dated 13 August 1900, is one of many priceless Royal Australian Navy artefacts housed at the Sea Power Centre - Australia.  (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

    Those who preserve conquer

    Senior Naval Historian John Perryman leads a small team that collects and records the histories of each ship, boat, submarine, squadron and base of the RAN in order to honour the legacy of those that have come before, and so that we can learn from the many lessons acquired, some of them at a high cost.

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HMAS Stuart banner attached to the ships gangway while the ship rests alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Future recruits visit HMAS Stuart

A group of potential Navy recruits visited HMAS Stuart during NAIDOC week last week as part of the Australian Defence Force Indigenous Recruiting Initiative.

(l-r) Private Isaac Cross, Lance Corporal Andrew Guyer and Leading Seaman Ryan Wilton stand at attention as the Torres Strait Island, Aboriginal and Australian National Flags fly at half mast during the Armadale National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee event held at the Champion Centre, Armadale. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Complementary cultures highlighted in NAIDOC Week

Recently, in honour of NAIDOC Week, HMAS Stirling and Defence Force Recruiting personnel from Perth attended events around the greater Perth area.

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The original Commissioning Certificate to Captain for Rear Admiral W. R. Creswell, dated 13 August 1900, is one of many priceless Royal Australian Navy artefacts housed at the Sea Power Centre - Australia.  (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Those who preserve conquer

Senior Naval Historian John Perryman leads a small team that collects and records the histories of each ship, boat, submarine, squadron and base of the RAN in order to honour the legacy of those that have come before, and so that we can learn from the many lessons acquired, some of them at a high cost.

President of the mess, Rear Admiral Davyd Thomas with Rear Admiral Guy Griffiths (Rtd) and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer at the 2014 Naval Warfare Officers Association annual mess dinner held at HMAS Watson.

 (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Warfare effectiveness focussed on at Fleet

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer joined his fellow warfare officers as the Guest of Honour at the 2014 Naval Warfare Officers’ Association Annual Mess Dinner last week.

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Royal Australian Navy Tridents player Able Seaman Keven Allsopp breaks through the defensive line of the representational team of Royal Marines at Marrickville, NSW. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Navy Rugby League defeats Royal Marines Rugby League

A picture perfect Sydney winters day on Friday 4 July at Henson Park, Marrickville saw the inaugural Rugby League Test match between Navy and the Royal Marines.

Members of HMAS Sydney play a game of soccer against members of the Royal Malaysian Navy at Lumut Naval Base. Malaysia. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

HMAS Sydney takes on the Malaysian Navy's finest at football

With a blast of a whistle on a humid afternoon in Lumut, Malaysia on the 6 of June 2014, an effort to develop international relations kicked off between the navies of Australia and Malaysia.