The last of the S-70B- 2 Aviation Technicians graduating at HMAS Albatross for the hangar maintenance team course. (photo: Unknown)
The last of the S-70B- 2 Aviation Technicians graduating at HMAS Albatross for the hangar maintenance team course.

Technical training takes a bow

A pioneering training program is drawing to a close with the last class of Australian Navy-trained Seahawk Bravo aviation technicians graduating.

Fleet

  • Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Shane Bell  with an award for the best  innovation strategy presentation, during the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank forum at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

    Deep diving into innovation

    The Fleet Air Arm recently presented the first of an ongoing series of events dedicated to celebrating and inspiring innovation.

Operations

People

  • Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan farewells to her family before boarding HMAS Arunta to sail for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

    Fast-track to Operational Service

    Less than six months out of basic training, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Jasmine Lortan is already on the front line of a multi-national operation to counter terrorism and promote maritime security in the Middle East. 

Sport

  • HMAS Sirius crew members take part in a fitness class that also combined baton training in the ultimate Battle Physical Training session. (photo: Unknown)

    Sirius about fitness

    A focus on fitness is paying dividends for HMAS Sirius with eight crew members chosen to represent the Royal Australian Navy in various sports, including lawn bowls and weightlifting.

Fleet

  • HMAS Stuart during undocking at BAE Henderson Dockyard after completing the Anti-ship Missile Defence Upgrade. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

    Upgrades complete for Anzac class

    The Australian Navy's eight Anzac class frigates are now all back in the water post anti-ship missile defence upgrades, with HMAS Stuart undocking at the Henderson shipyard in Western Australia.

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Community

HMAS Moreton ship's company participate in Clean Up Australia Day in the Bulimba foreshore and surrounding parklands. (photo: Unknown)

Brisbane base cleans up

Navy members of Brisbane base HMAS Moreton have joined forces with their local community participating in the annual Clean Up Australia campaign.

Training Ship Young Endeavour returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after completing a ten month circumnavigation of Australia. (photo: ABCSO(U) TARA BYRNE)

Young Endeavour completes circumnavigation of Australia This article has photo gallery

The Royal Australian Navy-operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour returned to Sydney recently after a 10-month circumnavigation of Australia.

Events

World War 2 veteran Derek Holyoake at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, following at a national commemorative service to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore. Mr Holyoake served aboard HMAS Hobart and saw action off Singapore. (photo: Corporal Max Bree)

Singapore sailor 'knew the end was nigh' This article has photo gallery

A white flag and Union Jack accompanied Britain’s Lieutenant General Arthur Percival as he was escorted through Japanese lines to sign the surrender of Singapore’s Commonwealth forces on 15 February 1942.

CO of HMAS Yarra LCDR Christopher Cockerill, RAN, CO of RAN Recruit School CMDR Luke Ryan, RAN and Recruit School Divisional Chief Petty Officer CPOML-C Scott Clarke take a salute as the RAN Band Melbourne play the national anthem. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Yarra’s ‘sublime courage’ remembered 75 years on This article has photo gallery

More than 150 people attended a commemoration ceremony in Melbourne to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Yarra (II) on 5 March. 

Sport

HMAS Sirius crew members take part in a fitness class that also combined baton training in the ultimate Battle Physical Training session. (photo: Unknown)

Sirius about fitness This article has photo gallery

A focus on fitness is paying dividends for HMAS Sirius with eight crew members chosen to represent the Royal Australian Navy in various sports, including lawn bowls and weightlifting.

HMAS Arunta's cricket team gather on the flight deck with their newly-won trophy, the 'Naval Ashes', following a friendly match against crew members from HMS Daring at the Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi, Pakistan. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Naval 'Ashes' return

The ship's company of HMAS Arunta has restored national sporting pride with a commanding victory over England in an epic battle in Karachi to reclaim the 'Ashes'.