Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community
Trustees with the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund formally endorse annual Christmas Loans to Navy members at their end of year board meeting in Canberra. From left; Mr Lakesh Sundar, Commander Christina Ween, Leading Seaman Joanne Andrews, Rear Admiral Brett Wolski, AM, Lieutenant Commander Susan Harris, Captain Peter Dowton, CSC, Warrant Officer Karen Sellars, Lieutenant Luke Reynoldson.
Christmas has come early for hundreds of RAN members, who are struggling to make ends meet this festive season.
Coordinator of the Canberra Chapter of 5000 Poppies, Ledy Rowe (left) presents Chief of Staff, Navy Strategic Command, Commodore Katherine Richards two wreaths made up of hand crocheted poppies at Russell Offices, Canberra.
Navy members past and present have been thanked for their generosity in commemorating those who died in World War One.
Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies.
Despite a number of personal and professional challenges, Commander Ian Davies persevered and recently achieved the prestigious milestone of 40 years Navy service.
The VIP group from McGrathNicol with Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Mat Bradley; Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Pete Thompson; and 723 Squadron Pilot, Lieutenant Michael Wisniewski, prior to their flight in the Bell 429 Helicopter.
Penguin has continued its ongoing support of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation by hosting a tour of Penguin followed by a Captain's Lunch.
Blood donors from south-east Queensland’s HMAS Moreton have helped Navy to a leading place in three of the four Defence Blood Challenge categories.
As a parting favour for retiring Chief Petty Officer Bernard Matson, personnel from HMAS
Moreton rolled up their sleeves and donated enough blood to save 30 lives.
CMDR Tracey Elliott prepares to do battle at Celtic Manor Resort, Wales.
Navy golfers have led the challenge for the Clyde Pearce Cup, which brings together injured and ill service men and women fighting back through sport.
The Aussie Hero Quilts Annual Thank You Dinner will take place on 3 November from 1800 at the RMC Sergeants’ Mess in Canberra.
Most Defence members who have deployed on operation have been touched by the generosity of the volunteers working with Aussie Hero Quilts.
(L-R) CPO Calum Blake, CPO Gavin Kemp and CPO Jeff Calderbank at the annual City of Rockingham Volunteer recognition ceremony.
Personnel posted to HMAS
Stirling continue to give back to their community, even when they are not wearing the uniform of the Royal Australian Navy.
Defence personnel gather at the Fleet Air Arm Museum to register for the 'Tour the T' fun run/walk at HMAS Albatross.
Community-minded Defence members, APS and contractors have used an annual event to raise much needed funds for struggling farmers in the Shoalhaven region.
HMAS Choules off the coast of New Caledonia during Exercise Criox du Sud 2018.
Navy enthusiasts and curious minds of all ages are in for a rare treat on Saturday 22 September as one of Australia’s largest and tallest Navy ships, HMAS
Choules, invites civilians on board in support of the NSW Kids in Need charity.