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Adventuring on the agenda

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

(L-R) Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Raimund Winkler, Commander Cliff Kyle, RAN, Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, RAN and Commander Steve Arney, RAN, will be participating in the Mountain Designs GeoQuest, which will be held over the Queens Birthday long weekend in the Myall Coast region, NSW. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Raimund Winkler, Commander Cliff Kyle, RAN, Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, RAN and Commander Steve Arney, RAN, will be participating in the Mountain Designs GeoQuest, which will be held over the Queens Birthday long weekend in the Myall Coast region, NSW.

For many, the Queen’s Birthday long weekend is a time for recreation and relaxation.

Commanding respect at Australian Services Rugby Championships

Published on by CPOCSM Chris Boardman (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy men's rugby team front row get ready to packin during a scrum training session before the Australian Services Rugby Championship finals held at Ballymore Oval, Brisbane, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Royal Australian Navy men's rugby team front row get ready to packin during a scrum training session before the Australian Services Rugby Championship finals held at Ballymore Oval, Brisbane, Queensland.

On 23 May, the 2015 Australian Services Rugby Championship was secured by Army for both senior men’s and women’s teams, but not before hard earned victories against their Royal Australian Navy rivals.

Navy dominate Air Force in Australian Services Rugby Championships

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOCSM Chris Boardman (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union men's team, Able Seaman Clarke Chancellor, clears the ball during a game against the RAAF men's rugby side at Ballymore Oval Brisbane, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union men's team, Able Seaman Clarke Chancellor, clears the ball during a game against the RAAF men's rugby side at Ballymore Oval Brisbane, Queensland.

The Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union Senior Men’s and Women’s teams have kicked off their campaigns to secure this year’s 2015 Australian Services Rugby Championships titles. 

Cerberus play for pink

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author)

HMAS Cerberus and St Kilda City Australian Rules Football Clubs line up for the coin toss conducted by Kay McAuliffe at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

HMAS Cerberus and St Kilda City Australian Rules Football Clubs line up for the coin toss conducted by Kay McAuliffe at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus Australian Rules Football Club hosted its second annual 'Pink Round' on 9 May raising funds and awareness for the Breast Cancer Network of Australia.

Navy aims for Rugby treble

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lieutenant Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Able Seaman Danica Sinclair from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby team tries to break through the Royal Australian Air Force defence during the Australian Services Rugby Championships held at the UNSW David Phillips Oval, Daceyville, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Danica Sinclair from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby team tries to break through the Royal Australian Air Force defence during the Australian Services Rugby Championships held at the UNSW David Phillips Oval, Daceyville, Sydney.

Navy hopes to come away with the treble in the Australian Services Rugby Union Championships this month fielding three strong teams in the men, women and 'old salts' categories. 

Anzac rugby – a 100 year test

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lieutenant Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer), LCPL Kyle Genner (photographer)

The Australian Services Rugby Union team and the New Zealand Defence Force Rugby team compete as part of the curtain raiser event for the Anzac Eve ACT Brumbies Super Rugby game, at GIO Stadium, Canberra. (photo: LCPL Kyle Genner)

The Australian Services Rugby Union team and the New Zealand Defence Force Rugby team compete as part of the curtain raiser event for the Anzac Eve ACT Brumbies Super Rugby game, at GIO Stadium, Canberra.

The Australian Services Rugby Union team came into camp the week leading up to Anzac Day with the primary purpose of preparing themselves for an Anzac Centenary Showdown against the might of the New Zealand Defence Force Rugby Union team. 

Young Endeavour Arrives at Gallipoli

Published on by Ms Jennifer Reilly (author)

The frigate HMNZS TE KAHA has just arrived at Canakkale, Turkey, for the 100th Anzac Day commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Here she is pictured near the Australian tall ship STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR which is currently on a round the world voyage.  (photo: Petty Officer Chris Weissenborn)

The frigate HMNZS TE KAHA has just arrived at Canakkale, Turkey, for the 100th Anzac Day commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Here she is pictured near the Australian tall ship STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR which is currently on a round the world voyage.

Australia’s national sail training ship STS Young Endeavour has arrived at the Gallipoli Peninsula to participate in Anzac Centenary Commemorations, four months after setting sail from Sydney.

Anzac navies transit the Suez Canal

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

HMAS Anzac and HMNZS Te Kaha exit the northern end of the Suez Canal as they sail for Centenary of Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Anzac and HMNZS Te Kaha exit the northern end of the Suez Canal as they sail for Centenary of Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli.

A childhood dream came to life recently for HMAS Anzac’s Navigating Officer, Lieutenant Matthew Warren, as he navigated the ship through the Suez Canal as she transited in company with HMAS Success and New Zealand’s HMNZS Te Kaha to the Mediterranean for the Centenary of Anzac commemorations. 

The 'Silent ANZAC' legacy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSEW Shane Rolfe (author)

The Royal Australian Navy’s new 'E' Class submarine, AE2, arriving at Portsmouth on 17 February 1914 to prepare for the voyage to Australia (photo: )

The Royal Australian Navy’s new 'E' Class submarine, AE2, arriving at Portsmouth on 17 February 1914 to prepare for the voyage to Australia

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli and, in turn, the birth of the ‘Anzac legend’ but how was that born for the Royal Australian Navy?

Life in 'Standing Sea'

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Logistics - Support Operations Benjamin Lindsay is the Breathing Apparatus Board Controller in a Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party exercise onboard HMAS Choules.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Able Seaman Marine Logistics - Support Operations Benjamin Lindsay is the Breathing Apparatus Board Controller in a Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party exercise onboard HMAS Choules.

They are cooks, stewards, stokers, boatswains and electric technician sailors, barely any of them above the rank of an Able Seaman but they are the people that one of the largest ships in the fleet rely on to be able to react to a fire, flood or toxic hazard in under three minutes.