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.
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.