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New generation of aviators carry the torch

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Navy’s most recent addition to BFTS, Lieutenant Dave Lacey, joined from 808SQN after completing the Flying Instructor Course with the Central Flying School at RAAF Base East Sale. (photo: Unknown)

Navy’s most recent addition to BFTS, Lieutenant Dave Lacey, joined from 808SQN after completing the Flying Instructor Course with the Central Flying School at RAAF Base East Sale.

Navy pilots at the Australian Defence Force’s Basic Flying Training School in Tamworth have been likened to ‘fish out of water’ because they are so far from the sea.

Seaworthiness strategy launched

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Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN launched the Fleet Seaworthiness Strategy at Fleet Headquarters, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN launched the Fleet Seaworthiness Strategy at Fleet Headquarters, Sydney.

Navy's path to a mature Seaworthiness system was launched by Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, during the HMAS Success & Sirius Seaworthiness Board on 29 July.

HMAS Leeuwin celebrates renewed ties

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Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bill and Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Ashley Ames refurbish a dilapidated classroom at Rotuma High School. (photo: ABCIS Smith)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bill and Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Ashley Ames refurbish a dilapidated classroom at Rotuma High School.

The ship's company of Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic ship HMAS Leeuwin was able to share a significant milestone recently with Fijian Navy colleagues.

Squadron flies high

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(Front L-R) Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents the McNicholl trophy, to 808 Squadron which is accepted by the Commanding Officer, Commander Adrian Capner, RAN. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(Front L-R) Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents the McNicholl trophy, to 808 Squadron which is accepted by the Commanding Officer, Commander Adrian Capner, RAN.

Since 1968, the prestigious McNicoll Trophy has been awarded annually to the Royal Australian Navy helicopter squadron which has excelled in all aspects of aviation operations, safety, reliability and unit level training.

Shades of grey gain attention

Published on by SBLT Rohan Waldie (author), LEUT Shaun Burns (photographer)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton with the new haze grey paint scheme alongside other fleet units. (photo: LEUT Shaun Burns)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton with the new haze grey paint scheme alongside other fleet units.

The Royal Australian Navy's ships are progressively getting a facelift - sporting a new paint scheme that is turning heads.

HMAS Anzac returns from NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015

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Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Darryl Bullard is greeted by his son, Sebastian, and partner, Carney, after a five month deployment onboard HMAS Anzac. Leading Seaman Bullard deployed with HMAS Anzac only two weeks after his son was born. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Darryl Bullard is greeted by his son, Sebastian, and partner, Carney, after a five month deployment onboard HMAS Anzac. Leading Seaman Bullard deployed with HMAS Anzac only two weeks after his son was born.

The Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac returned to her home port of Fleet Base East in Sydney today, following a five month long NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment.

Tobruk's illustrious history

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HMAS Tobruk in port at Mogadishu in 1993 (photo: Corporal Gary Ramage)

HMAS Tobruk in port at Mogadishu in 1993

Among HMAS Tobruk’s more distant and significant operations during her illustrious 34-year career was supporting the Australian Defence Force’s Operation SOLACE deployment to Somalia in 1992-93.

World first for West Head Gunnery Range

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Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Dew, RAN (left), and Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Dean Blanchard (right) at the upgraded MK3E Combat Management System in the Operations Room of West Head Gunnery Range during a test firing of the 76mm Gun, Flinders, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Dew, RAN (left), and Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Dean Blanchard (right) at the upgraded MK3E Combat Management System in the Operations Room of West Head Gunnery Range during a test firing of the 76mm Gun, Flinders, Victoria.

Residents, avid surfers, keen golfers and mariners in Flinders, Victoria, were recently treated to a world- first, witnessing the firing of a 76mm medium calibre gun integrated with a SAAB Mk3e Combat Management System and CEA CEAFAR phased array radar from West Head Gunnery Range.

HMAS Perth returns home to friends and family

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Chief Petty Officer Bosun Scott Wheeler is welcomed home by his family following HMAS Perth's return to Fleet Base West after a three month deployment to South East Asia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief Petty Officer Bosun Scott Wheeler is welcomed home by his family following HMAS Perth's return to Fleet Base West after a three month deployment to South East Asia.

Family and friends gathered at Fleet Base West on 26 July to welcome home HMAS Perth after a busy three month deployment to South East Asia. The deployment covered a wide range of regional engagement and diplomacy duties, including visits to Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia, as well as participating in a number of maritime exercises with international partners. 

Submarine Industry Outplacement Program

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

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Prabhu Chandrappa with Raytheon Simulation Engineering Officer, Mr Craig Dawson, working on the Combat System Support Facility's Server Infrastructure, located at Submarine Systems Training Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Prabhu Chandrappa with Raytheon Simulation Engineering Officer, Mr Craig Dawson, working on the Combat System Support Facility's Server Infrastructure, located at Submarine Systems Training Centre, HMAS Stirling.

An innovative industry outplacement program is reaping benefits for the technical sailors of the submarine force.