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Stirling tour just the ticket

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont and Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Brittany Alexander welcome the winners of the Royal Flying Doctors VIP Auction before conducting a personal VIP tour of HMAS Stirling. (L-R) Craig Peters, Peter Blackburn, Rhys Edwards, Mark McKay, Hans Versteeg, Alan Quartermaine, John Farrell and Allan Knox. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont and Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Brittany Alexander welcome the winners of the Royal Flying Doctors VIP Auction before conducting a personal VIP tour of HMAS Stirling. (L-R) Craig Peters, Peter Blackburn, Rhys Edwards, Mark McKay, Hans Versteeg, Alan Quartermaine, John Farrell and Allan Knox.

HMAS Stirling turned on the VIP treatment recently as part of the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s annual fundraising event, Altitude.

Submarine Force lends a hand

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Mrs Margaret McDonald in her new 'gopher' mobility scooter, presented by Mr Steve Danaher of Legacy in cooperation with members of the Royal Australian Navy, from left, Commander Tony Ashley, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Ashleigh Egan, Submarine Force Command Warrant Officer Justin Moore, Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani and Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Submarines Analyst Kelly Thomson, at Amana Living - Wearne House in Dudley Park, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Mrs Margaret McDonald in her new 'gopher' mobility scooter, presented by Mr Steve Danaher of Legacy in cooperation with members of the Royal Australian Navy, from left, Commander Tony Ashley, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Ashleigh Egan, Submarine Force Command Warrant Officer Justin Moore, Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani and Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Submarines Analyst Kelly Thomson, at Amana Living - Wearne House in Dudley Park, Western Australia.

Navy’s Submarine Force have joined Perth Legacy to assist with the presentation of a war widow’s new mobility scooter.

 

School visit a family affair

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), Unknown (photographer)

MRH-90 Taipan pilot Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston with her husband Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston (left), daughter Hannah and son Alasdair (right) join students at Milton Public School during a visit by 808 Squadron of HMAS Albatross. (photo: )

MRH-90 Taipan pilot Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston with her husband Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston (left), daughter Hannah and son Alasdair (right) join students at Milton Public School during a visit by 808 Squadron of HMAS Albatross.

Navy’s first ever female helicopter pilot has conducted an aircraft school visit with a difference.

 

Easter message from Navy's Head Chaplain

Published on by PCHA Collin Acton (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy, PCHA Collin Acton. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy, PCHA Collin Acton.

As the weekend passes and many in Navy are sailing away from their families and loved ones to support Australia’s interests, let’s take time to reflect on our lives and the challenges before us.

New Navy history website launched

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

(L-R) Mr Norman Rivett; Captain David Michael; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett; Rear Admiral Guy Griffith (Rtd) at the Naval Historical Society website launch at Cockatoo Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

(L-R) Mr Norman Rivett; Captain David Michael; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett; Rear Admiral Guy Griffith (Rtd) at the Naval Historical Society website launch at Cockatoo Island, Sydney.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has launched a new website for the Naval Historical Society of Australia at an event at Cockatoo Island.

Navy joins ADF and Darwin community for Cyclone Marcus clean-up

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), USMC Cpl Andrew Piehler (photographer)

Navy personnel assist Darwin locals with the clean-up following Cyclone Marcus. (photo: Cpl Andrew Piehler, USMC)

Navy personnel assist Darwin locals with the clean-up following Cyclone Marcus.

Officers and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra have joined forces with other Australian Defence Force personnel and the local community for the massive clean-up operation following Cyclone Marcus, which struck Darwin on 17th March.

Charity golf day supports White Ribbon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Organisers and sponsors of the White Ribbon Golf Day at Cerberus Golf Club, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Organisers and sponsors of the White Ribbon Golf Day at Cerberus Golf Club, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Senior sailors at HMAS Cerberus have raised more than $5,000 for White Ribbon Australia during the annual Warrant Officer and Senior Sailors Mess charity golf day, supporting a nationwide campaign to prevent violence against women.

 

Navy joins forces with Victoria Police

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Naval Police Coxswains Leading Seaman Adam Kong and Leading Seaman Rebecca Surman from HMAS Cerberus took part in Operation ADIONA, a joint roadside safety initiative in partnership with officers from Victoria Police. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Naval Police Coxswains Leading Seaman Adam Kong and Leading Seaman Rebecca Surman from HMAS Cerberus took part in Operation ADIONA, a joint roadside safety initiative in partnership with officers from Victoria Police.

A team of Naval Police Coxswains have combined forces with officers of the Victoria Police to carry out a road safety operation at HMAS Cerberus.

 

Remembering heroism and sacrifice of Australian Army Nurses

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Mark Graichen (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Graichen at the memorial on Radji Beach. (photo: Bangka Post newspaper)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Graichen at the memorial on Radji Beach.

On the 14th of February 1942, 22 Australian Army nurses and other survivors waded ashore at Radji Beach, Bangka Island in what is now Indonesia after their ship, the Vyner Brooke succumbed to Japanese air attack, sinking in the Bangka Strait.

 

Navy’s contribution to blood stocks recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

Representing Navy at the Annual Red Cross Awards were (L-R) LSSCO Scott Harding, CPOML-S Toni Ralph, LCDR David Sutherland, POMTSM Ryan Wilson and POML-SSM Fiona Judge. (photo: Unknown)

Representing Navy at the Annual Red Cross Awards were (L-R) LSSCO Scott Harding, CPOML-S Toni Ralph, LCDR David Sutherland, POMTSM Ryan Wilson and POML-SSM Fiona Judge.

A senior sailor from HMAS Stirling was recently recognised for her efforts in helping make Navy one of the major blood donators on the west coast.