Topic: HMAS Cairns
Only six months after joining the Navy, Seaman Emily Wood has found herself on the ship bearing the name of her home town. After joining the Navy Gap Year program from the national capital in January she was recently given the opportunity to complete three weeks at sea onboard HMAS Canberra.
Armed with a degree in environmental biology, Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicola Kingdon has put her training to full use as part of the survey team in HMAS Mermaid.
A desire to help others and a history of donating blood products made Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Chef Rob Bateman a stand-out choice for Navy’s Defence Blood Challenge Ambassador in 2017.
After riding 780 kilometres through heavy rain over the infamous Kuranda Range and crossing the harsh Gulf Savannah, seven riders from HMAS Cairns made it to the outback town of Karumba.
With swords drawn and colours flying, more than 150 officers and ship’s company from HMAS Cairns exercised their Freedom of Entry marching through the streets of Cairns.
Navy triathletes mixed it with about 2,400 other competitors at this year’s Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns in June.
Cairns-based Navy personnel have proudly shown off their ship and career paths to a group of students interested in seeing a military lifestyle first hand.
Across Australia and the Tasman, Australian Navy personnel were on hand for Anzac commemorations, ranging from school visits and dawn services, to moments of personal reflection.
Fourteen young Queensland women recently attended the Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp at HMAS Cairns and experienced life at sea onboard hydrographic ship, HMAS Melville.
Despite not coming away with the honours, HMAS Anzac embraced the motto 'United We Stand', with arguably the loudest and proudest supporters at the 2017 Rugby Union Inter Unit Annual Competition at TG Milner Rugby Field in Sydney on 31 March.