Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

Mateship matters - Christmas loans rise across the fleet

Published on by CDMR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

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. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

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.

Navy thanked for poppy memorial

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

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. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

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.

Commander achieves milestone with a little help from a friend

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Andrew Ragless (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

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. (photo: Department of Defence)

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.

HMAS Penguin raises funds for much needed medical equipment

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author and photographer)

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. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

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.

HMAS Penguin has continued its ongoing support of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation by hosting a tour of Penguin followed by a Captain's Lunch.

HMAS Moreton accepts the challenge

Published on by LS Hayden Eyles (author), LS Regan Kid (photographer)

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. (photo: LS Regan Kid)

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.

Navy golfers compete on international stage

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

CMDR Tracey Elliott prepares to do battle at Celtic Manor Resort, Wales. (photo: Department of Defence)

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.

All invited to Aussie Hero Quilts Annual Thank You Dinner

Published on by Jan-Maree Ball (author)

The Aussie Hero Quilts Annual Thank You Dinner will take place on 3 November from 1800 at the RMC Sergeants’ Mess in Canberra. (photo: )

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.

Stirling sailors enjoy giving back to their community

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author)

(L-R) CPO Calum Blake, CPO Gavin Kemp and CPO Jeff Calderbank at the annual City of Rockingham Volunteer recognition ceremony. (photo: Unknown)

(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.

Albatross community rallies together to help Shoalhaven farmers

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Justin Brown (author)

Defence personnel gather at the Fleet Air Arm Museum to register for the 'Tour the T' fun run/walk at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

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 to open its heart to Sydney on 22 September

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer)

HMAS Choules off the coast of New Caledonia during Exercise Criox du Sud 2018. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

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.