Section: People

Dinner’s on Darryl

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistic Chef Daryl Ford onboard HMAS Choules during Exercise SEA LION 2013. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistic Chef Daryl Ford onboard HMAS Choules during Exercise SEA LION 2013.

When Kangaroo Point local Darryl Ford has people around for dinner it’s not exactly what you would call an intimate dinner party.
 
You see, Darryl is a chef in the Royal Australian Navy and at the moment he and his colleagues are cooking for more than 400 people onboard HMAS Choules somewhere off the Queensland coast.

HMAS Sydney’s junior officers under training hone their station-keeping skills

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann on the port bridge wing of HMAS Sydney during officer of the watch manoeuvres in company with the US Navy destroyer, USS Momsen. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann on the port bridge wing of HMAS Sydney during officer of the watch manoeuvres in company with the US Navy destroyer, USS Momsen.

HMAS Sydney’s junior officers were put through their paces under the watchful eye of the Ship’s Commanding Officer, CMDR Karl Brinckmann, in rainy weather off Japan when the ship joined up at sea with the United States Navy’s Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS Momsen.

State versus state, shipmate versus shipmate

Published on by LEUT David Osborne (author)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Carrisa Andrews and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Stores Chain Dale Hazeltine enjoy some friendly rivalry while watching game one of the State of Origin from HMAS Newcastle's Junior Sailors cafe. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Carrisa Andrews and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Stores Chain Dale Hazeltine enjoy some friendly rivalry while watching game one of the State of Origin from HMAS Newcastle's Junior Sailors cafe.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle (CMDR Paul O’Grady, CSM) has cheered on their teams during the first rugby league State of Origin match of 2013 while on their first patrol in the MEAO.

Hearty work from Tobruk’s chefs

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Cameron Moore serves meals from inside the main galley in HMAS Tobruk (II). (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Cameron Moore serves meals from inside the main galley in HMAS Tobruk (II).

Feeding a ship’s company is no small task, but for the chefs of HMAS Tobruk (II) the job has become a lot bigger.

MIDN participates in Global Voices Delegation

Published on by Mr Steve Dent (photographer)

The Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel meets with Midshipman Nam Nguyen and Mr Jack Greig. (photo: Mr Steve Dent)

The Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel meets with Midshipman Nam Nguyen and Mr Jack Greig.

ADFA Midshipman Nam Nguyen has returned from the Global Voices Delegation to the Global Security Conference and Shangri-La Dialogue held on April 18-21 this year. Since returning MIDN Nguyen is now looking forward to seeing his research paper on Australian Maritime Contributions to Conflict Prevention in the next (July) edition of the ADF Journal.

Passing of RADM David Guy Holthouse, AO RAN (Retd)

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RADM David Guy Holthouse AO RAN (RETD) (photo: )

RADM David Guy Holthouse AO RAN (RETD)

The Royal Australian Navy is saddened to hear of the passing of Rear Admiral David Guy Holthouse on Friday 31 May 2013.

The funeral service for RADM Holthouse will take place at 11am Friday 7 June 2013 at St Andrew's Anglican Church, Elrington Street, Braidwood.

On behalf of those currently serving and the broader Navy family, sincere condolences are extended to RADM Holthouse's family at this difficult time.

Passing of CMDR Ralph MacDonald, AM RANR

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CMDR Ralph MacDonald, AM RANR. (photo: )

CMDR Ralph MacDonald, AM RANR.

Navy is saddened to hear of the passing of Commander Ralph MacDonald on Saturday 1 June 2013.

The funeral service for CMDR MacDonald will be held at 1pm Thursday 6 June 2013 at the Memorial Chapel of Saint George the Martyr, HMAS Watson. Uniform for the funeral is W2 with Mourning Brassards.

On behalf of those currently serving and the broader Navy family, sincere condolences are extended to CMDR MacDonald's family at this difficult time.

Keynote Address kicks off National Reconciliation Week celebrations at Defence

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

At the Keynote Address for National Reconciliation Week 2013: (L-R) CPO Ray Rosendale (Western Sunset Clan of Gugu Yalanji people); Mr Alex Shain from Reconciliation Australia; acting Deputy Secretary of Defence People Group, Philippa Crome; MIDN Doug Wells (Kamilaroi people, Walgett, NSW); Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN; OFFCDT Tom Boase (Wakka Wakka people, Brisbane); Mr Richard Oliver, Head of People, Policy & Culture; Mr Michael Rowe, Indigenous Affairs; Justine Greig, Director General of People, Strategy, & Culture; and in front, Lisa Phelps, Director of Indigenous Affairs. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

At the Keynote Address for National Reconciliation Week 2013: (L-R) CPO Ray Rosendale (Western Sunset Clan of Gugu Yalanji people); Mr Alex Shain from Reconciliation Australia; acting Deputy Secretary of Defence People Group, Philippa Crome; MIDN Doug Wells (Kamilaroi people, Walgett, NSW); Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN; OFFCDT Tom Boase (Wakka Wakka people, Brisbane); Mr Richard Oliver, Head of People, Policy & Culture; Mr Michael Rowe, Indigenous Affairs; Justine Greig, Director General of People, Strategy, & Culture; and in front, Lisa Phelps, Director of Indigenous Affairs.

Defence kicked off National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrations in Canberra with an inaugural Keynote Address, delivered this year by Army Australian Defence Force Academy Officer Cadet Thomas Boase, himself a member of the Wakka Wakka people from Brisbane. The title of the address was 'Let's Talk Recognition.'

Latest Aircrewmen get their wings

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Commodore Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN stands with Leading Seaman Aircrewman Richard Clark and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Damien Wallace on conclusion of the Aircrewman Rotary Course 06 graduation ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum on 23 May 2013. (photo: LS Yuri Ramsey)

Commodore Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN stands with Leading Seaman Aircrewman Richard Clark and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Damien Wallace on conclusion of the Aircrewman Rotary Course 06 graduation ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum on 23 May 2013.

It was an exciting day for the Royal Australian Navy’s latest Aircrewman graduates, Richard Clark and Damien Wallace, when they were both presented with their Aircrewman wings and promoted to the rank of Leading Seaman in a ceremony at Nowra’s Fleet Air Arm Museum.