HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department personnel assist the City of Perth ANZAC Day Parade Colour Party during their last drill practise at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)
HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department personnel assist the City of Perth ANZAC Day Parade Colour Party during their last drill practise at HMAS Stirling.

Practise Makes Perfect

HMAS Stirling is preparing for the biggest ANZAC Day yet in the 99th year since the Gallipoli campaign. Personnel from HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West units and lodger units will be honouring the special day in locations across Western Australia.

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  • Keeping it fresh: ABML-C Stephen Finnigan brings up a box of fresh vegetables for a midday meal. (photo: )

    Easter on task for Operation Southern Indian Ocean

    More than a thousand miles away from the nearest coast, men and women on ships deployed to Operation Southern Indian Ocean spent the traditional long-weekend ‘break’ scouring the ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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  • An example of the Bradshaw artwork on Jar Island in Vansittart Bay, thought to be many thousands of years old. (photo: ABHSO Jessica Van Der Kolk)

    HMAS Paluma Surveys the Kimberley

    On Sunday, the crew of HMA Ships’ Paluma and Mermaid celebrated Easter Sunday at anchor off Jar Island, Vansittart Bay, Western Australia.

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Community

  • Commander Mathew Bradley, RAN, Acting Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross with Wife, Trish Bradley, participating in the PCYC’s annual fundraiser Time4Kids. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

    Navy locked up for a cause

    Royal Australian Navy personnel in the Shoalhaven have a close working relationship with the region’s emergency services and are regularly called on to assist in a range of critical situations including search and rescue operations, bushfires and floods. The latest call for assistance was of a very different nature, and while having some very serious aims, involved a large component of fun.

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Commander Mathew Bradley, RAN, Acting Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross with Wife, Trish Bradley, participating in the PCYC’s annual fundraiser Time4Kids. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Navy locked up for a cause

Royal Australian Navy personnel in the Shoalhaven have a close working relationship with the region’s emergency services and are regularly called on to assist in a range of critical situations including search and rescue operations, bushfires and floods. The latest call for assistance was of a very different nature, and while having some very serious aims, involved a large component of fun.

Members from 816 Squadron and Staff from Noah's Ark, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Navy squadron helps out Shoalhaven charity

816 Squadron personnel are more often seen behind the controls of a Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter than a whipper snipper but the crew took up not only snippers but secateurs, rakes and high pressure hoses with enthusiasm when they signed up for a clean up day at their adopted charity Noah’s Shoalhaven.

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HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department personnel assist the City of Perth ANZAC Day Parade Colour Party during their last drill practise at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Practise Makes Perfect

HMAS Stirling is preparing for the biggest ANZAC Day yet in the 99th year since the Gallipoli campaign. Personnel from HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West units and lodger units will be honouring the special day in locations across Western Australia.

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, RAN greets special guest Mr David Manning at the Emms Division graduation Parade. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

The past welcomes Navy’s future

When General Entry 319, Emms Division, graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus recently, there was a very special guest in the audience whose presence made the graduates stand a little taller than usual. 

Sport

Acting Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Jonathan Mead AM, RAN, presents representative for the Navy Establishments combined team, Petty Officer Jason Lockard, with the Perry Cup, awarded to the team crowned to be the overall winner of the 2014 Fleet Commanders Challenge at Randwick Barracks, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Establishments win Fleet Commanders Challenge Trophy

The Fleet Commander’s Challenge Trophy was retained by Establishments this week, who withstood tough competition from Navy's east based ships by demonstrating great prowess on the sports fields.

The ACT Veterans and Navy Old Salts rugby sides face off in their annual match at Canberra Stadium. Tough defence and attacking rugby with a spirit of mateship characterised the match with both sides resurrecting their former talents. (photo: Unknown)

Navy rugby surging ahead in 2014

Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) has ‘kicked-off’ its 2014 rugby campaign with a number of pre-season trials and development opportunities across prospective senior men's and women’s squads.