Seventy seven recruits from Rankin Division, General Entry intake 312 (GE 312), made Australian Naval history on 28 June 2013, when they marched onto the RAN Recruit School Parade Ground. Their Graduation Parade will be remembered as the last Rankin Division to graduate from the RAN Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.
Navy’s Electronics Challenge will commence mid-July as part of the inaugural Engineering Challenge providing technical sailors the chance to demonstrate professional skills through healthy competition.
While most of us were safe and warm in our beds, Commander Stacey Porter recently spent an uncomfortable night sleeping rough to raise money and awareness of homelessness.
As part of its North East Asian deployment, HMAS Sydney (IV) has been conducting exercises at sea with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force. HMAS Sydney (IV) and the Japanese destroyer JDS Murasame took part in Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT, a three-day exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the two navies.
Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki transferred by helicopter from Murasame to join Sydney (IV) for the exercise and the voyage to Guam as the ship’s Japanese Liaison Officer.
As part of its embed with the US Navy’s 7th Fleet George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the Royal Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney (IV) has exchanged officers with the American Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Preble as a means to increase understanding, and ultimately interoperability, between the two navies.
Petty Officer Marine Technician Ty Davis was lucky enough to meet Tim Cahill of the Socceroos at Saitama Stadium in Japan.
Ulladulla local lad Jason Chamberlain has come a long way since graduating from St John’s School in Nowra.
After leaving school and having a number of jobs including a stint at Alan May Holden, Ulladulla and the Shoalhaven Ex Serviceman’s Club, Jason decided on a life at sea.
Students from the Underwater Medical Course at HMAS Penguin are put through their paces using a simulation mannequin or SIMMAN to demonstrate competencies for clinical protocols.
Far from her hometown of Ulverstone, Taylor Burgess is on the high seas as part of an international aid mission.
Taylor is serving as an Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems sailor on board HMAS Tobruk (II).
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.