You might not see the work of cryptologic systems (CTS) sailors on board your ship, but their time immersed in signals and intelligence could be the thing keeping everyone safe.
On February 6, 1942 the remains of a sailor in a Carley Raft washed up on Christmas Island, 1500km northwest of Western Australia’s northwest coast.
Compared with others of his generation taking a break after school, Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Sailor, Seaman Bailey Henderson has managed to better them all with his recent overseas trip being ‘all expenses paid’.
LCDR Lauren Milburn has enjoyed her first year as the Maritime Surveillance Adviser in Micronesia.
The mutual benefits of Australia’s engagement with its Pacific partners are clear to LCDR Andrew Dobb and CPOATV David Bragg. They are posted to Samoa where LCDR Dobb is the Maritime Surveillance Adviser and CPO Bragg is the Technical Adviser.
Australia’s enduring ties with Indonesia have been further strengthened with the graduation of the latest group of Defence personnel from the Indonesian Military Language School in Jakarta.
The Royal Australian Navy recently released a signal calling for volunteers from the Maritime Logistics, Communications Information Systems and Boatswains Specialisations to undertake a dual posting pilot against selected platforms and Shore Establishments.
Members who have served 7 years or more will be eligible for interest-free loans of up to $7000 under a new initiative by the RAN’s Relief Trust Fund announced this month.
On 5 May 1998, a fire on HMAS Westralia (II) claimed the lives of four crew members. Leading Seaman Bradley Meek was one of the sailors who perished.
A Navy Chief Petty Officer who initially left Navy in 2008 has returned and slotted seamlessly back into service.