Section: Community

Navy fare impresses at culinary event

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), Kingsley Klau (photographer)

Navy Maritime Logistics-Chef's and Maritime Logistics-Support Operations sailors stand alongside with Chefs from local Restaurant Rustico Tapas Bar, and local waiters & waitresses, as well as members of the Salvation Army, in the main dining marque. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Navy Maritime Logistics-Chef's and Maritime Logistics-Support Operations sailors stand alongside with Chefs from local Restaurant Rustico Tapas Bar, and local waiters & waitresses, as well as members of the Salvation Army, in the main dining marque.

Navy chefs and stewards have again joined forces with top Western Australian foodies, delivering first-class results at the annual Rockingham Long Table Lunch.

Lord prays for safe descent

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Chaplain Kate Lord, Support Chaplain (Anglican) HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Chaplain Kate Lord, Support Chaplain (Anglican) HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Chaplain Kate Lord of HMAS Cerberus will put herself in the hands of God and a single rope as she abseils 113 metres down the St James building in Melbourne on 28 April.

Cairns in close shave for community

Published on by POML-C Rob Bateman (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Carl Capper, RAN, (seated right) joined other members of HMAS Cairns to raise more than $3000 for the Leukaemia Foundation by hosting a World's Greatest Shave event. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Carl Capper, RAN, (seated right) joined other members of HMAS Cairns to raise more than $3000 for the Leukaemia Foundation by hosting a World's Greatest Shave event.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Cairns walked the talk recently after encouraging his ship’s company to shave their luscious locks for a great cause.

Exhibition shares more than history

This article has photo gallery Published on by Unknown (author), Jessica Lean for the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience (photographer)

Navy volunteers (L-R) LCDR Brett Lane and WO Kurk Brandstater who have both volunteered at Perth, Bunbury and Kalgoorlie, with LCDR Brett Lane recently volunteering at Geelong as well. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Navy volunteers (L-R) LCDR Brett Lane and WO Kurk Brandstater who have both volunteered at Perth, Bunbury and Kalgoorlie, with LCDR Brett Lane recently volunteering at Geelong as well.

The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition is entering its final stretch after more than 18 months touring the country.

Brisbane base cleans up

Published on by CPOML-S Noleen Brennan (author)

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

HMAS Moreton ship's company participate in Clean Up Australia Day in the Bulimba foreshore and surrounding parklands.

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

Young Endeavour completes circumnavigation of Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

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

Training Ship Young Endeavour returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after completing a ten month circumnavigation of Australia.

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

Fallen sailors remembered by grateful Sydneysiders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Frank Vella (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton, RAN, salutes as sailors from HMAS Waterhen conduct Colours at Charles Mance Reserve Memorial, Merrylands, NSW. (photo: Frank Vella, Merrylands RSL)

Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton, RAN, salutes as sailors from HMAS Waterhen conduct Colours at Charles Mance Reserve Memorial, Merrylands, NSW.

Of the eight warships the Navy lost in 1942, three had sailors or officers onboard from the Western Sydney suburb of Merrylands.

Navy increases lifesaving blood donations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Department of Defence ambassadors to the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge donated plasma to Australian Red Cross in Canberra on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 to support National Blood Donor Week. (L-R) Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, APS civilian Mr Adam Friederich and Warrant Officer Chris Boardman. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Department of Defence ambassadors to the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge donated plasma to Australian Red Cross in Canberra on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 to support National Blood Donor Week. (L-R) Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, APS civilian Mr Adam Friederich and Warrant Officer Chris Boardman.

The results of the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge are in, with Navy picking up the honours for highest year-on-year growth, increasing blood donations by a massive 38 per cent.

Darwin’s submarine commemorated

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Desmond Paroz (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Deputy Commander Northern Command, Captain Bryan Parker, RAN, Director General Boats, Upgrades and Infrastructure Development, Commodore John Chandler, OAM, CSC, CSM, RAN, Rear Admiral Kenjo Sato and Captain Shinsuke Amano at the commemorative plaque unveiling to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Japanese submarine I-124 off the coast of Darwin. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Deputy Commander Northern Command, Captain Bryan Parker, RAN, Director General Boats, Upgrades and Infrastructure Development, Commodore John Chandler, OAM, CSC, CSM, RAN, Rear Admiral Kenjo Sato and Captain Shinsuke Amano at the commemorative plaque unveiling to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Japanese submarine I-124 off the coast of Darwin.

A plaque is to be placed near Darwin’s Casuarina Cliffs to commemorate the sinking of a Japanese submarine during the Second World War.

Along for the ride on Leeuwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Timothy Carlin (author), SBLT Timothy Carlin (photographer), RANC SBLT Jarvis TS Endeavour (photographer)

‘Ready to go’ Navy Cadets give the thumbs up as they depart HMAS Leeuwin (photo: RANC SBLT Jarvis TS Endeavour)

‘Ready to go’ Navy Cadets give the thumbs up as they depart HMAS Leeuwin

Early in January HMAS Leeuwin set sail from Cairns to begin a transit to conduct military data gathering operations in the Bass Strait. A number of Australian Navy Cadets and family members for ship's company joined the ship for the first day of the deployment.