Section: Community

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.

 

Trading places underwater for a cause

Published on by ABML-SSM Linda Fielmich (author), Unknown (photographer)

From left: Captain for a Day Winner ABETSM James Delahaye, Soldier On Representative Ms Shannon Hennesy, and CO Dechaineux Commander Dan Sutherland. (photo: Unknown)

From left: Captain for a Day Winner ABETSM James Delahaye, Soldier On Representative Ms Shannon Hennesy, and CO Dechaineux Commander Dan Sutherland.

At the end of a long and successful deployment, most submariners dream of seeing loved ones, a long hot shower and their own bed - and everyone longs for the luxury of open space. As the only person on board with “room to swing a cat”, HMAS Dechaineux Commanding Officer Commander Dan Sutherland recently decided to share this privilege for one day, for a good cause.

 

Support section assists women in need

Published on by AB Sarah Lucinsky (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Members of RANTEWSS at HMAS Albatross present a cheque and care packages to Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Members of RANTEWSS at HMAS Albatross present a cheque and care packages to Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra.

The Royal Australian Navy Tactical Electronic Warfare Support Section at HMAS Albatross is relatively small but members of the unit are working hard to make a difference in their community. Their enthusiastic commitment to support a local accommodation and homelessness service will assist vulnerable women and families in the Shoalhaven.

Navy presents new surf boat and trailer

Published on by LCDR Don Hogarth (author and photographer), Mr Rob Gleeson (photographer)

Captain Charlie Stephenson presents the winning team from Coolum Surf Club a fully equipped surfboat and trailer at the Australian Surf Rowers League series event held at Elouera Beach. (photo: LCDR Don Hogarth)

Captain Charlie Stephenson presents the winning team from Coolum Surf Club a fully equipped surfboat and trailer at the Australian Surf Rowers League series event held at Elouera Beach.

For the tenth year, Team Navy continues its association with surf lifesaving as the naming rights sponsor of the 2017-18 Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) series.

Navy parade at Brighton Jetty Classic

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Dawes (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Navy Headquarters South Australia Command Staff marching with the Marilyns at the Brighton Jetty Classic. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Headquarters South Australia Command Staff marching with the Marilyns at the Brighton Jetty Classic.

Navy has provided strong support at South Australia’s largest open water swim event as attendees enjoyed a fast and fun day in the sun.

Steaming ahead with charitable donations

Published on by LSML-P Nick Magafas (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Rear Admiral Brett Wolski and Leading Seaman Nick Magfas accept a $4500 cheque from Mr Kevin Assenheim and Mr Allen Palmer who are part of the End of Steam Era Reunion 2017 which was donated to Keeping Watch. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Rear Admiral Brett Wolski and Leading Seaman Nick Magfas accept a $4500 cheque from Mr Kevin Assenheim and Mr Allen Palmer who are part of the End of Steam Era Reunion 2017 which was donated to Keeping Watch.

Navy's charity, Keeping Watch owes its very existence to the spirit and generosity of its donors and recently, Keeping Watch was the recipient of a generous donation from a group of ‘old and bold’ steamers.

Navy assists Tour de Cure

Published on by CMDR Michael Hogan (author), Unknown (photographer)

President of the RAN Ski Club COMMBC, RADM Peter Laver accepts a Tour de Cure Thank You certificate from Tour de Cure rider CMDR Mike Hogan, RANR. (photo: Unknown)

President of the RAN Ski Club COMMBC, RADM Peter Laver accepts a Tour de Cure Thank You certificate from Tour de Cure rider CMDR Mike Hogan, RANR.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Thredbo Ski Lodge has recently hosted 34 Tour de Cure cancer charity cyclists in the Snowy Mountains and Jindabyne.

Navy helps to keep Booderee beautiful

Published on by LCDR Jocelyn Blowfield (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander David Kingdom (right) and Lieutenant David Janszen (left) help with the clean up effort which was conducted as part of the Keep Booderee Beautiful campaign launched by Parks Australia in December 2017. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander David Kingdom (right) and Lieutenant David Janszen (left) help with the clean up effort which was conducted as part of the Keep Booderee Beautiful campaign launched by Parks Australia in December 2017.

The ship’s company of a Royal Australian Navy base south of Sydney have joined forces with the community to clean up a local national park and maintain its beauty.

Coonawarra stands united against domestic violence

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Officers and sailors of HMAS Coonawarra show their support for White Ribbon. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Officers and sailors of HMAS Coonawarra show their support for White Ribbon.

HMAS Coonawarra recently joined the chorus of Australian Defence Force voices on White Ribbon Day calling for an end to violence against women.