Section: People

Fellow Brits meet up again

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Mr David Coleman (photographer)

LCDR Hugh Maddison (left) and LCDR Adam Cooper, former Royal Navy shipmates, now both both working in Canberra. (photo: David Coleman)

LCDR Hugh Maddison (left) and LCDR Adam Cooper, former Royal Navy shipmates, now both both working in Canberra.

When Lieutenant Commander Hugh Maddison joined the Royal Navy in 2001 as a mechanical engineer he never thought that almost two decades later he would be working in a country 17,000 kilometres away. He also never expected to bump into a fellow Brit, someone he first met 20 years ago, in the corridor of Campbell Park offices.

HMAS Toowoomba brings local home

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Lauren Birch, with daughter Rebecca, after HMAS Toowoomba arrives back to Fleet Base West, WA, after deployment. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Lauren Birch, with daughter Rebecca, after HMAS Toowoomba arrives back to Fleet Base West, WA, after deployment.

A Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer has just returned from a seven-month deployment onboard the Anzac class frigate named after her city of birth.

Family reunion on Thursday Island for Newcastle sailors

Published on by SBLT Shafiqah Shariffali (author), Courtesy ABBM Jack Nona (photographer)

AB Thomas Ketchell (in uniform second from left), and AB Jack Nona with their families at Thursday Island. (photo: Courtesy ABBM Jack Nona)

AB Thomas Ketchell (in uniform second from left), and AB Jack Nona with their families at Thursday Island.

The morning of Monday 29 August was an experience to remember for three of HMAS Newcastle’s junior sailors.

Mum of five follows her dream

Published on by ABIS Tara Byrne (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Linda Hannah, checks stocktake totals in the uniform store on board HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Linda Hannah, checks stocktake totals in the uniform store on board HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

A warship is an unusual place to find a knitting club, but that hasn’t stopped ex-Shoalhaven local Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Linda Hanna from keeping up her skills while at sea as part of her holistic approach to maintaining happiness and health.

'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2 to be released soon

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Naval historian and author Mr Ian Pfennigwerth in his study, finalising 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2. (photo: Unknown)

Naval historian and author Mr Ian Pfennigwerth in his study, finalising 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2.

A former Commanding Officer of HMAS Perth (II) is planning to release the second volume of his publication ‘Bravo Zulu’ later this year.

Captain Jim Hutton celebrates another career milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commander Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton OBE, RAN on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide while on transit to Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018.
 (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commander Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton OBE, RAN on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide while on transit to Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

A 40 year career is impressive by any standard but very few have a CV that reads like that of Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, who has just returned from leading one of Australia’s biggest defence activities, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18).

Brave sailor shares story of her struggle

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), University of SA (photographer), PLTOFF Aaron Curran (photographer)

LS Vanessa Broughill is put through her paces at the University of South Australia in preparation for the 2018 Invictus Games. Supporting her efforts are University of South Australia students Joel Dunstan who is studying Exercise Science and Eliza Gray who is studying Clinical Exercise Physiology. (photo: University of SA)

LS Vanessa Broughill is put through her paces at the University of South Australia in preparation for the 2018 Invictus Games. Supporting her efforts are University of South Australia students Joel Dunstan who is studying Exercise Science and Eliza Gray who is studying Clinical Exercise Physiology.

It was during one of the long commutes home from work at Joint Operations Command that Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill figured out she had a problem.

Keeping Watch lends a hand to family in need

Published on by LEUT Naomi Deignan (author), Image courtesy of ABEW Rhiannon Walker (photographer)

Able Seaman Rhiannon Walker with her children, Imogen and Xavier. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Rhiannon Walker with her children, Imogen and Xavier.

A sailor and mother of two says Navy’s Keeping Watch grant program has saved her family from being swamped by medical bills.

ADF acknowledges its indigenous history at Garma Festival

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Tony White (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Australian Defence Force members take part in a dance ceremony where all members are encouraged to join in, at the end of each day during the 20th Anniversary of the Garma Festival. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Australian Defence Force members take part in a dance ceremony where all members are encouraged to join in, at the end of each day during the 20th Anniversary of the Garma Festival.

Navy, Army and Air Force personnel were in attendance at the 20th Garma Festival in Gulkula, north-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory earlier this month.

Cairns sailors tackle tough terrain

Published on by LEUT Danielle Britton (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Cairns riders ready to roll, L-R: WO Jeremy Wade, PO Michael Beacham, AB Matthew Tickner, LS Chris Hemsworth, PO Kristian Weldon, WO Danny Taylor, Mr Jim Ross, AB Kyll Wright, PO Mick Huntly, PO Jamie Pottie. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Cairns riders ready to roll, L-R: WO Jeremy Wade, PO Michael Beacham, AB Matthew Tickner, LS Chris Hemsworth, PO Kristian Weldon, WO Danny Taylor, Mr Jim Ross, AB Kyll Wright, PO Mick Huntly, PO Jamie Pottie.

With the local mountain biking season in full swing, ten energetic sailors from HMAS Cairns saddled up for a day of physical challenges as they represented Navy in the RRR Mountain Bike Challenge.