June 10, 2017 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)
Indonesian Security Task Force Eastern Fleet, Commodore Nyoman Sudihartawan, presents Commander Maritime Border Command, Rear Admiral Peter Laver, RAN, with a gift during the AUSINDO CORPAT 2017 closing ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.
A joint operation between the Australian Defence Force and Indonesian Armed Forces to stop illegal fishing and improve regional security has concluded in Darwin.
Flight Commander, Lieutenant Commander Ian Homes, RAN, in the port hanger of HMAS Newcastle.
En route to the Middle East as part of the latest Royal Australian Navy crew to deploy for Operation MANITOU is one officer who feels very at home on his hometown’s namesake ship.
Official Royal Australian Navy brandmark
It is with deep regret the Australian Defence Force can confirm the death of a Royal Australian Navy member.
June 16, 2017 by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABCSO Belinda Porter (photographer), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, pictured on the forecastle during passage to Auckland, New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review.
The 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List named three leaders from the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS
Darwin recognised for their service in the ship’s recent deployment to the Middle East.
June 09, 2017 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko, comforts a Vietnamese baby undergoing treatment at the paediatrics ward of Cam Ranh General Hospital, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.
The success of the multi-national PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP humanitarian aid and disaster relief training series continues to expand, with this year’s mission reaching as far west as Sri Lanka.
Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive of HMAS Queenborough, 1971.
Australian ships posted to the Far East Strategic Reserve in the early 1960s were involved in plenty of interesting action with fast anti-submarine frigate HMAS
Queenborough or ‘Queen B’, as she was known to her ship’s company, no exception.
Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive of HMAS Queenborough from HMAS Sydney.
Amateur naval historians might suggest the early 1960s, before the Borneo Confrontation and the Vietnam War, was a quiet time for Australia’s Navy, but crew members in the Q-class fast anti-submarine frigates would disagree.
May 18, 2017 by Minister for Defence Personnel Media Release (author), LEUT Chris Boardman (photographer)
Ex-HMAS Sydney has left Sydney Harbour today (18 May 2017) to be towed to Western Australia for recycling by Australian company Birdon Pty Ltd.
Sydney IV has left Sydney Harbour to be towed to Western Australia for recycling.
Members of HMAS Arunta's boarding party seize and account for illegal narcotics found during the search of a dhow while on patrol in the Middle East Region.
Anzac class frigate HMAS
Arunta has seized approximately 250 kilograms of heroin during a vessel interception off the coast of Africa as part of Operation MANITOU.
First Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart undertakes acceptance sea trials off the coast of South Australia to undertake testing of combat, communications and additional platform systems.
For those of you wondering how Defence fared in the Budget, here’s a wrap of the proposed funding.