Section: Community

Bradley's Head holds historical highlights

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith and several Canberra officers and sailors visited Bradleys Head with Mr Bob Auston where they saw the tree dedicated to previous ships bearing the Canberra name and other naval memorials at the site. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith and several Canberra officers and sailors visited Bradleys Head with Mr Bob Auston where they saw the tree dedicated to previous ships bearing the Canberra name and other naval memorials at the site.

Many officers and sailors from navies all over the world have come to attention as their ships sailed past Bradley's Head on Sydney Harbour, but how many of them knew of the significance of the headland?

Cadets savour sea time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nicole Francis (author and photographer)

The members from TS Darwin who participated in the Cadet Sea Day onboard Leeuwin (photo: LEUT Nicole Francis)

The members from TS Darwin who participated in the Cadet Sea Day onboard Leeuwin

Navy cadets have enjoyed an ‘at sea’ experience with the ship's company of hydrographic ship, HMAS Leeuwin, renewing friendships made in sister ship HMAS Melville.

HMAS Penguin dives in to help sick kid's charity

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Clearance Divers at the RAN Diving School demonstrate the capability of different in service scuba sets during a tour for guests of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.
  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Clearance Divers at the RAN Diving School demonstrate the capability of different in service scuba sets during a tour for guests of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

As the Royal Australian Navy’s primary medical training facility, it was fitting that HMAS Penguin continued their support of sick children by hosting a tour of the Sydney base for charity recently.


Navy role models for South Pacific Island Community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), Unknown (photographer)

An ADF contingent consisting mostly of RAN personnel recently participated as role models in the ANU’s Pasifika program (outlined at Ref. A). The program is aimed at increasing tertiary participation in students with a PNG, NZ or Marshall Island background. (photo: Unknown)

An ADF contingent consisting mostly of RAN personnel recently participated as role models in the ANU’s Pasifika program (outlined at Ref. A). The program is aimed at increasing tertiary participation in students with a PNG, NZ or Marshall Island background.

Royal Australian Navy members proudly represented the Australian Defence Force at the Canberra Pasifika Youth Day recently celebrating Pacific Islander achievement, culture and contribution.

Going postal in support of needy kids

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Mudgee Guardian Photographer Sam Potts (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Jim Lawless rides a Navy branded postie bike through Mudgee as part of the Late Mail postie bike ride. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Jim Lawless rides a Navy branded postie bike through Mudgee as part of the Late Mail postie bike ride.

After seven days and close to 1,750 kilometres on a 'postie' bike, Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Jim Lawless has raised over $2,650 for charity Wings4Kidz.

Devil of a time in Tassie

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LCDR Angella Hillis, SQNLDR Paul Gough, CPO Jamie Schmith and SGT Liz Beard pose at the Devil Release Control Centre before assisting with setting up.
 (photo: Sam Fox)

LCDR Angella Hillis, SQNLDR Paul Gough, CPO Jamie Schmith and SGT Liz Beard pose at the Devil Release Control Centre before assisting with setting up.

Defence personnel have been up close and personal with some of Australia's most at risk animals supporting the release of 33 captive Tasmanian Devils into the wild at Stony Head Military Training Area.

Bleeding by example

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Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman supports Warrant Officer of the Navy (WON) Warrant Officer Gary Wight while he donates blood on the Blood Bus during the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge, at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman supports Warrant Officer of the Navy (WON) Warrant Officer Gary Wight while he donates blood on the Blood Bus during the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge, at Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Defence Blood Challenge is well under way with Navy already making a strong bid for a record number of donations this year.

Waterhen – a team of bloody heroes

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Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Craig Walton with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service's mascot, Billy the Blood Drop to promote the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Craig Walton with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service's mascot, Billy the Blood Drop to promote the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.

Seventeen members of the ship’s company of Sydney base, HMAS Waterhen, volunteered to become brand new blood donors after a visit by ‘Billy the blood drop’ to promote the Defence Blood Challenge.

Cadets experience hydrographic life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nicole Francis (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Survey Operator Ford shows members of TS Endeavour one of HMAS Leeuwins Survey Motor Boats (SMB) and explains how the boat will be recovered once alongside  (photo: LEUT Nicole Francis)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Survey Operator Ford shows members of TS Endeavour one of HMAS Leeuwins Survey Motor Boats (SMB) and explains how the boat will be recovered once alongside

Navy cadets have enjoyed an ‘at sea’ experience with Hydrographic Survey Red Crew embarked in HMAS Leeuwin.

Blood flows in Red Cross challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Sarah Vanderpluym during a whole blood donation for Navy as a part of the Defence Blood Challenge 2016 at the Rockingham Collection Centre. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Sarah Vanderpluym during a whole blood donation for Navy as a part of the Defence Blood Challenge 2016 at the Rockingham Collection Centre.

Officers and sailors from Western Australia's HMAS Stirling rolled up their sleeves recently to take part in the Defence Blood Challenge.