Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jarryd Boyd is helped by the support crew for the Sir David Martin Foundation, after he abseiled down the Investa Group Building, Sydney.    (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)
Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jarryd Boyd is helped by the support crew for the Sir David Martin Foundation, after he abseiled down the Investa Group Building, Sydney.

Navy personnel go over the top for youth in crisis

Able Seaman Jarryd Boyd commitment to helping kids in crisis was on show on 17 October, when he abseiled down a Sydney city tower block, in support of the Sir David Martin Foundation.

Community

  • HMAS Harman staff, along with McDonalds Fyshwick restaurant staff, help out on 'McHappy Day'. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

    Harman smiles on McHappy Day

    Volunteers from HMAS Harman were all smiles donating their time to raise much needed funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charity on McHappy Day, 18 October.

Fleet

  • Members of the HMAS Arunta Association stand with crew members of HMAS Arunta in front of HMA Ships Arunta and Parramatta, Station Pier, Melbourne, Victoria. From left: Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Liam Bromley, Executive Officer HMAS Arunta, Lieutenant Commander Richard Petrie, Mr Wal Bennett, Mr Colin Folan and Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Arunta, Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

    Arunta and Parramatta visit Melbourne

    HMA Ships Arunta and Parramatta visited Melbourne 17-20 October, coinciding with the centenary of the departure of convoys for the First World War from Port Phillip Bay.

People

  • Newcastle’s crew competes at Tug-O-War. (photo: MIDN Samuel Hicks)

    Newcastle stays connected with mental health

    HMAS Newcastle’s recent visit to HMAS Stirling was an opportunity for ship's company to discuss the importance of good mental health to maintain the ability to fight and win at sea on a dedicated Mental Health Day.

Fleet

  • Able Seaman Clearance Diver (ABCD) Eden Bradshaw (left) and ABCD Rick Coote from Clearance Diving Team One take up defensive positions on the beach at HMAS Waterhen during a demonstration for the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

    Clearance Diver capability on show

    Clearance Divers demonstrated the discipline and precision required to serve in the Royal Australian Navy on 14 October in a display on Sydney Harbour for the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal (DFRT).

Community

  • Members from Navy Headquarters – South Queensland at 'The Tertiary Place' with members from the local support adults with disabilities group. (photo: CPO Noleen Brennan)

    Community focus in South Queensland

    Navy Headquarters - South Queensland continue to show the people of Brisbane the best of Navy; their latest efforts assisting a local group that supports adults with disabilities.

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HMAS Harman staff, along with McDonalds Fyshwick restaurant staff, help out on 'McHappy Day'. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Harman smiles on McHappy Day

Volunteers from HMAS Harman were all smiles donating their time to raise much needed funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charity on McHappy Day, 18 October.

Members from Navy Headquarters – South Queensland at 'The Tertiary Place' with members from the local support adults with disabilities group. (photo: CPO Noleen Brennan)

Community focus in South Queensland

Navy Headquarters - South Queensland continue to show the people of Brisbane the best of Navy; their latest efforts assisting a local group that supports adults with disabilities.

Events

A guard of Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy march during a Navy Ceremonial Sunset and Beat to Quarters ceremony the annual Trafalgar Mess Dinner. (photo: John Carroll)

Trafalgar links Navy generations

Over 250 Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) experienced one of the highlights of the ADFA Calendar on 17 October, the Trafalgar Mess Dinner.

A sailor from HMAS Larrakia unveils the memorial to Australian Servicemen who lost their lives in the defence and liberation of the Philippines during World War II. From foreground: Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines, His Excellency Mr Bill Tweddell, General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Chief of Staff of the Armed forces of the Philippines, and Lieutenant Commander David McPherson, Commanding Officer HMAS Larrakia. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Larrakia commemorates Leyte Gulf Battle 70 years on

Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Larrakia has honoured the 92 Australians who gave their lives during the liberation of the Philippines during World War Two, by participating in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Sport

Seaman James Ryan of the RAN charges towards the Royal Navy's defence during the first game of the Navy Tri Nations Rugby League match held at Leichardt Oval, Sydney. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Navy Tridents wear their jersey with pride to take on the Kiwis in Tri-Nations rugby league final

Iconic Leichhardt Oval has seen some nail-biting rugby league matches in its time but rarely has it hosted Chief of Navy in its commentary box.

Honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert an Ambassador for Team Navy in Disruptive Pattern Navy Uniform. 
 (photo: LCDR Don Hogarth)

Team Navy conquers the mountain This article has photo gallery

Australia's greatest annual motorsport event, the Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar race again had a significant Navy audience this year, supporting Honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert from Team Navy, racing in the Pepsi Max Ford Performance Racing (FPR) car.