Section: Events

NUSHIP Canberra march as a Ship’s Company for first time on Anzac Day

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Commanding Officer NUSHIP Canberra, Captain Jonathan Sadleir AM, RAN and Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Mark Elliott lead Canberra's ship's company in the Sydney Anzac Day march. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Commanding Officer NUSHIP Canberra, Captain Jonathan Sadleir AM, RAN and Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Mark Elliott lead Canberra's ship's company in the Sydney Anzac Day march.

The Ship’s Company of NUSHIP Canberra reached a significant milestone last week, as they marched together for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.

Ships company join Anzac Day March in Queensland town of Kuttabul

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author), Ms Barbara Perna (photographer)

HMAS Kuttabul's Ships Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik and Petty Officer Nathan Dwyer with past and serving members at Hampden State School, Kuttabul, QLD for the Dawn Service on Anzac Day 2014. (photo: Ms Barbara Perna)

HMAS Kuttabul's Ships Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik and Petty Officer Nathan Dwyer with past and serving members at Hampden State School, Kuttabul, QLD for the Dawn Service on Anzac Day 2014.

‘Kuttabul’ is synonymous with the Royal Australian Navy values its members hold dear. The name has adorned the hull of a ship and today, a significant Royal Australian Navy base.

Practise Makes Perfect

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department personnel assist the City of Perth ANZAC Day Parade Colour Party during their last drill practise at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department personnel assist the City of Perth ANZAC Day Parade Colour Party during their last drill practise at HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling is preparing for the biggest ANZAC Day yet in the 99th year since the Gallipoli campaign. Personnel from HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West units and lodger units will be honouring the special day in locations across Western Australia.

The past welcomes Navy’s future

Published on by WO Vaughan King (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, RAN greets special guest Mr David Manning at the Emms Division graduation Parade. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, RAN greets special guest Mr David Manning at the Emms Division graduation Parade.

When General Entry 319, Emms Division, graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus recently, there was a very special guest in the audience whose presence made the graduates stand a little taller than usual. 

Call to arms for Navy shooters

Published on by CPO Alan Neil (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

From Left: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lewis Sullivan, Petty Officer Musician Gordon Orr and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Mitchel Vandergraaf of HMAS Kuttabul come up on aim whilst going through F88 Steyr drills before competing in the upcoming Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting (AASAM) marksmanship competition in Victoria.



 (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

From Left: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lewis Sullivan, Petty Officer Musician Gordon Orr and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Mitchel Vandergraaf of HMAS Kuttabul come up on aim whilst going through F88 Steyr drills before competing in the upcoming Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting (AASAM) marksmanship competition in Victoria.

Once again there is a call to arms for the honour of being crowned Navy’s champion shot in 2014. The Royal Australian Navy is competing against the Army’s marksmen and a host of international competitors in the 2014 Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting at Puckapunyal from 30 April to 16 May 2014.

‘Shark 02’ remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Family and friends come together to mark the ninth anniversary of the loss of nine ADF personnel who lost their lives when Sea King Shark 02 crashed during a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias in April 2005.
 (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Family and friends come together to mark the ninth anniversary of the loss of nine ADF personnel who lost their lives when Sea King Shark 02 crashed during a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias in April 2005.

A memorial rededication service held at HMAS Albatross today marked the ninth anniversary of the loss of the Sea King helicopter ‘Shark 02’, which crashed in 2005 while supporting a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias. Nine Australian Defence Force personnel were killed in the crash.

Bradley's Head memorial walk unveilled

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

The Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Tony Abbott MP, speaks to invited guests at the opening of the Naval Monument at Bradleys Head, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Tony Abbott MP, speaks to invited guests at the opening of the Naval Monument at Bradleys Head, Sydney, NSW.

The brave actions of Naval personnel lost in battle were remembered recently, with the Naval Monument at Bradley’s Head officially dedicated by the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP.

Indian Ocean Naval Symposium comes to a close

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Professor Michael L'Estrange, AO of the National Security College gives a presentation on an overview of the Indian Ocean security architecture during the 2014 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium being held at Crown Convention Centre, Perth. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Professor Michael L'Estrange, AO of the National Security College gives a presentation on an overview of the Indian Ocean security architecture during the 2014 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium being held at Crown Convention Centre, Perth.

The seminar component of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) 2014 wrapped up today after a couple of days of intensive discussion and exchange of ideas by delegates of member nations and observers.

Looking for Stars in Security

Published on by Mrs Jillian Baines (author), Unknown (photographer)

Defence Security Authority's Chief Security Officer, Mr Frank Colley, presents Rachel Hinterholzl with her finalist certificate during the 2013 Defence Excellence in Security Awards. (photo: Unknown)

Defence Security Authority's Chief Security Officer, Mr Frank Colley, presents Rachel Hinterholzl with her finalist certificate during the 2013 Defence Excellence in Security Awards.

Nominations are now open for the 3rd Annual Defence Excellence in Security Awards.

Indian Ocean Naval Symposium kicks off in Perth

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

South African Navy's Rear Admiral Sedge Pillay (right) hands ‘the weight’ to Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, to officially commence the 2014 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium in Perth, Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

South African Navy's Rear Admiral Sedge Pillay (right) hands ‘the weight’ to Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, to officially commence the 2014 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium in Perth, Western Australia.

The 2014 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) got underway in Perth on March 26 as ‘the weight’ was officially handed from outgoing chair the South African Navy (SAN) to the Royal Australian Navy.