Topic: HMAS Kuttabul
A love of fast cars, fast bikes, gas turbines, and warships wouldn’t normally correlate with a desk job, but for Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally, it led to her being recognised as a finalist in the 2017 NSW Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
An important step in delivering Navy’s future warfare effects was achieved in Sydney on 1 July with the establishment of a specific organisation to focus on information warfare.
Only six months after joining the Navy, Seaman Emily Wood has found herself on the ship bearing the name of her home town. After joining the Navy Gap Year program from the national capital in January she was recently given the opportunity to complete three weeks at sea onboard HMAS Canberra.
A unique program has been launched designed to upskill and professionalise hospitality sailors in a move that will bring civilian expertise and skills to Sydney’s First Fleet Mess and broader fleet.
The lives of three Australian and one British sailor lost during the Second World War when HMAS Nestor was attacked have been honoured at a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney.
The ‘Battle for Sydney’ has been commemorated with a memorial service at Garden Island, Sydney, 75 years on from when Japanese forces again brought the Second World War to the Australian mainland.
A smoking ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial in late March marked the completion of major reconstructive works in the commemorative area, highlighting links to country, service and sacrifice.
Seventy-five years to the day since she sunk below the surface of the Indian Ocean, V-class destroyer HMAS Vampire was commemorated at a memorial service at Garden Island.
The recent acceptance of martial arts into the list of approved sports by the Australian Defence Force Sports Council, and subsequent introduction of classes at HMAS Kuttabul, has proven a real 'hit' - keeping Navy members 'fit to fight'.
The team from frigate, HMAS Anzac took home the Nirimba Cup following several nail-biting soccer matches and penalty shoot-outs at Randwick Barracks in Sydney in mid September.