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PNG friends span the generations

Published on by MIDN Timothy Barrow (author)

The crew of HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton meet with local villagers during a recent visit to Papua New Guinea.  (photo: Unknown)

The crew of HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton meet with local villagers during a recent visit to Papua New Guinea.

The crew of HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton had the opportunity to connect with some Australian service history during a recent tide camp near Cape Sudest and Buna Village, Papua New Guinea.

Navy takes The Lemnians home

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

(from left) Consulate General of Greece, Dr Stavros Kyrimis, Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN, and President of the Lemnian Association, Mr Con Havas, in front of the reproduction of the painting 'The Lemnians' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

(from left) Consulate General of Greece, Dr Stavros Kyrimis, Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN, and President of the Lemnian Association, Mr Con Havas, in front of the reproduction of the painting 'The Lemnians' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The island of Lemnos in the eastern Mediterranean Sea may not be a household name, but one group of Australians is proud of the role played by the island during the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915—1916.

Forging the ANZAC spirit

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Anzac, Lieutenant Commander Geoff McGinley, RAN looks over a chart of the Gallipoli Peninsular and the records of service of a fallen ANZAC on the bridge of HMAS Anzac. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Executive Officer HMAS Anzac, Lieutenant Commander Geoff McGinley, RAN looks over a chart of the Gallipoli Peninsular and the records of service of a fallen ANZAC on the bridge of HMAS Anzac.

The Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac recently completed working up its whole ship skills in preparation for NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015, a global deployment that will see it represent Australia at the Centenary of Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli in April.

HMAS Diamantina visits East Timor

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Joseph Healy (author), LEUT Keith Whitehead (photographer)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Christopher Goodwin and Seaman Clearance Diver Bryan Josephson, take members of the Forças de Defesa de Timor LesteL for a dive. (photo: LEUT Keith Whitehead)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Christopher Goodwin and Seaman Clearance Diver Bryan Josephson, take members of the Forças de Defesa de Timor LesteL for a dive.

HMAS Diamantina conducted an official visit to Dili, Timor Leste in late March. The purpose of the visit was to engage with the naval component of the Falantil-Forcas Defensa Timor Leste as part of the Defence Cooperation Program.

HMAS Diamantina building relationships

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nathan Rollason (author), LEUT Keith Whitehead (photographer)

Able Seaman Clearance Christopher Diver Goodwin, Two divers from the Forças de Defesa de Timor Leste and Seaman Clearance Diver Bryan Josephson during a two day sea ride onboard HMAS Diamantina. (photo: LEUT Keith Whitehead)

Able Seaman Clearance Christopher Diver Goodwin, Two divers from the Forças de Defesa de Timor Leste and Seaman Clearance Diver Bryan Josephson during a two day sea ride onboard HMAS Diamantina.

HMAS Diamantina recently had a successful six day port visit to Dili, East Timor, to provide training to the local Naval component.

Embarked flights enhance capabilities

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Bradley Morris, signals HMAS Anzac's AS350BA Squirrel helicopter over the forecastle, to conduct transfer training at the forward transfer point, as the ship crosses the Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Bradley Morris, signals HMAS Anzac's AS350BA Squirrel helicopter over the forecastle, to conduct transfer training at the forward transfer point, as the ship crosses the Indian Ocean.

Sailing across the Indian Ocean on its way to Anzac Cove and beyond, the Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has kept itself busy with daily flying operations using the ship’s embarked AS350BA Squirrel helicopter. 

Solemn duty for HMAS Newcastle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Chaplain Andrew Watters offers a prayer as he conducts a scattering of ashes at sea memorial service of four former RAN personel as HMAS Newcastle departs Sydney, NSW, to begin Operation Manitou in the Middle East region. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Chaplain Andrew Watters offers a prayer as he conducts a scattering of ashes at sea memorial service of four former RAN personel as HMAS Newcastle departs Sydney, NSW, to begin Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.

As HMAS Newcastle was farewelled from Fleet Base East bound for Operation MANITOU on 1 April, her crew took time to reflect on 100 years of service and sacrifice. 

Greatest Shave on Good Friday

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

World’s Greatest Shave participants, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ABML-C) Kath Hazeldene (seated, left) and ABML-C Bronte Whiley, have their heads shaved by Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kate Wilson, and Petty Officer Marine Technician Don Blackley (respectively), in the spirit of raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation, supported by their shipmates onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

World’s Greatest Shave participants, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ABML-C) Kath Hazeldene (seated, left) and ABML-C Bronte Whiley, have their heads shaved by Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kate Wilson, and Petty Officer Marine Technician Don Blackley (respectively), in the spirit of raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation, supported by their shipmates onboard HMAS Newcastle.

While others were looking for chocolate this Easter, HMAS Newcastle sailors, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chef Bronte Whiley and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chef Kathleen Hazeldene were looking for support, for their shave-all for cancer research. 

Successful completion RAN Seahawk MH60R ‘Romeo’ First Of Class Flight Trials

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Robert Roscoe (author), ABEW Griffiths (photographer), Mr Cameron Martin (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk MH60R helicopter from NUSQN725, lands on HMAS Perth during First Of Class Flight Trials off the east coast of Tasmania. (photo: ABEW Griffiths)

A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk MH60R helicopter from NUSQN725, lands on HMAS Perth during First Of Class Flight Trials off the east coast of Tasmania.

The Royal Australian Navy’s first Seahawk MH-60R ‘Romeo’ has successfully completed the final deck landing on HMAS Perth at the end of a rigorous period of First of Class Flight Trials.

Embassy staff gather to remember Shark 02

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Australian military and civilian staff gathered at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nias Sea King crash. (photo: Unknown)

Australian military and civilian staff gathered at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nias Sea King crash.

Australian military and civilian staff have gathered at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nias Sea King crash.