Section: Community

Birdies dodge the rain to remember diggers

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

The Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day service at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

The Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day service at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra.

Wet weather meant the HMAS Albatross Remembrance Day ceremony was relocated to the Fleet Air Arm Museum’s World War One exhibition area where the guests were seated alongside a replica of the Sopwith Pup biplane flown by WW1 flying ace Captain Robert Alexander Little.

Darwin community donates to Legacy

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Down town Darwin, Lieutenant Patrick Scott from Darwin Based Patrol Boats shows his support for Legacy's 2013 Remembrance Day Campaign by selling poppy merchandise, at Smith Street mall, Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Down town Darwin, Lieutenant Patrick Scott from Darwin Based Patrol Boats shows his support for Legacy's 2013 Remembrance Day Campaign by selling poppy merchandise, at Smith Street mall, Darwin.

In recognition of the 95th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I, all Headquarters Northern Command personnel gathered silently to pay their respects for one minute at 11am.

HMAS Coonawarra Spins for Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Nikola Ford (author), CPO Paul Weatherspoon (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra Spin-a-thon Spinners and Healthy Harold spin together for HMAS Coonawarra’s Ocsober Spin-A-Thon challenge. (photo: CPO Paul Weatherspoon)

HMAS Coonawarra Spin-a-thon Spinners and Healthy Harold spin together for HMAS Coonawarra’s Ocsober Spin-A-Thon challenge.

A team from HMAS Coonawarra rallied together in October to conduct Spin-A-Thon in support of Coonawarra’s Ocsober challenge. The ‘HMAS Coonawarra Spinathon Spinners’ completed the Spin-A-Thon over the course of 12 hours, with each individual completing multiple sessions on a spin bike.

Set sail aboard the tall ship Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Jennifer Reilly (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), LSIS James Whittle (photographer), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Australia's tall ship STS Young Endeavour sails out of Sydney Heads for Auckland. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Australia's tall ship STS Young Endeavour sails out of Sydney Heads for Auckland.

The ballot is now open for young Australians aged 16-23 to set sail for the voyage of a lifetime aboard the national Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour in 2014. A voyage in Young Endeavour is a unique experience and one which develops skills for life.

The minute that stops the nation

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

ABMT Candice O'Keefe, ABMT Cody Linsley, ABET Pia Bartl and POET Mike Von Tucker sell poppies in Sydney City for Remembrance Day 2011. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

ABMT Candice O'Keefe, ABMT Cody Linsley, ABET Pia Bartl and POET Mike Von Tucker sell poppies in Sydney City for Remembrance Day 2011.

On the 11th of November navy personnel will be volunteering their time to assist with Remembrance Day events. At 11am on 11th November each year, Australians stop what they are doing for a minute of silence to remember those who have given their lives for the country.

CO NHQ Tasmania opens Tall Ships Hobart photographic exhibition

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer Navy HQ Tasmania, CMDR Stacey Porter, officially opens the Tall Ships Hobart 2013 Photographic Exhibition in Hobart’s Salamanca Arts Centre.                 (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Commanding Officer Navy HQ Tasmania, CMDR Stacey Porter, officially opens the Tall Ships Hobart 2013 Photographic Exhibition in Hobart’s Salamanca Arts Centre.

An exhibition of photographs taken by a team of over 30 enthusiastic volunteers at the recent International Tall Ships Hobart 2013 festival was officially opened last night by Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter.

Fleet Support Unit - Sydney grows awareness

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author)

ABMT Justin Wilkinson (front left), ABET Dan Dixon (front right), POMT Kyle Brook (rear left) and ABMT Armen Woskanian from Fleet Support Unit Sydney, shaved extra close this morning to ensure a clean start for their fund raising and beard growing efforts (photo: Unknown)

ABMT Justin Wilkinson (front left), ABET Dan Dixon (front right), POMT Kyle Brook (rear left) and ABMT Armen Woskanian from Fleet Support Unit Sydney, shaved extra close this morning to ensure a clean start for their fund raising and beard growing efforts

Personnel from Fleet Support Unit - Sydney are volunteering their faces and growing beards to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.

Charity acknowledges Navy’s efforts

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XO NHQ Tasmania presented with St Giles’s ‘Silver Supporter’ certificate by the Mayor of Launceston, Alderman Albert van Zetten. (photo: )

XO NHQ Tasmania presented with St Giles’s ‘Silver Supporter’ certificate by the Mayor of Launceston, Alderman Albert van Zetten.

NHQ Tasmania’s fund-raising efforts and activities for local charity St Giles were recently recognised at the charity’s Annual General Meeting.

Navy’s first visit to Tasmania’s Longford Show

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author)

Leading Seaman Amelia Bivolcheff puts finishing touches to the Navy’s display before the gates open and the crowds arrive at the Longford Show in Tasmania. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Amelia Bivolcheff puts finishing touches to the Navy’s display before the gates open and the crowds arrive at the Longford Show in Tasmania.

Tasmania’s north was buffeted by strong winds and lashings of rain on 19 October, but it all eased to a bright and sunny day which attracted 7000 people to Longford’s 157th annual show…

HMAS Albatross Provides Local Bushfire Support

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Services, utilise HMAS Albatross's facilities to refuel aircraft involved in bushfire suppression efforts. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Services, utilise HMAS Albatross's facilities to refuel aircraft involved in bushfire suppression efforts.

Naval Air Station Nowra, HMAS Albatross, is providing support to a range of emergency services aircraft working to suppress a bushfire, burning within remote country 30 kilometres inland from Ulladulla.