Section: People

HMAS Albatross welcomes Navy’s latest graduate Aviators

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commanding Officer 723 Squadron, Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, (left) with graduates of Aircrewman Rotary Course 15, Leading Seaman (LS) Daniel Atkins, Able Seaman (AB) Brendan Raychaudhuri and AB Corey Mumberson, at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Commanding Officer 723 Squadron, Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, (left) with graduates of Aircrewman Rotary Course 15, Leading Seaman (LS) Daniel Atkins, Able Seaman (AB) Brendan Raychaudhuri and AB Corey Mumberson, at HMAS Albatross.

Deputy Commander Fleet Air Arm, Captain Peter Ashworth presented Aircrewman wings to Leading Seaman (LS) Daniel Atkins, Able Seaman (AB) Corey Mumberson and AB Brendan Raychaudhuri on Friday 27 July 2018.

One final salute for an old sailor

Published on by CMDR Andrew Burnett (author), Unknown (photographer)

Jeff McIntyre, RAN (left) points out the bullet hole in his helmet to a US Army colleague in Tan An, South Vietnam in 1968. (photo: Unknown)

Jeff McIntyre, RAN (left) points out the bullet hole in his helmet to a US Army colleague in Tan An, South Vietnam in 1968.

CO NHQ-SA, CMDR Andrew Burnett attended Rose Court Residential Aged Care Home in Adelaide recently to present the Unit Citation for Gallantry (UCG) to Jeffrey McIntyre, a former member of the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV).

Remembering Tony Bullimore

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), Kerry Berrington (News Limited) (photographer)

Solo round-the-world sailor Tony Bullimore (right) embraces Chief Petty Officer Peter Wicker, one of his rescuers from HMAS Adelaide (II) in January 1997. (photo: Kerry Berrington (News Limited))

Solo round-the-world sailor Tony Bullimore (right) embraces Chief Petty Officer Peter Wicker, one of his rescuers from HMAS Adelaide (II) in January 1997.

The Royal Australian Navy has paid tribute to solo sailor Tony Bullimore, who has passed away aged 79.

Honouring 40 years of loyal service

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (left), presents Lieutenant Commander Guy Burton (centre) with his Federation Star for 40 years of naval service, with Chris Burton (right), during HMAS Stirling's 40th anniversary celebrations held at the Sir James Stirling Mess, Garden Island, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (left), presents Lieutenant Commander Guy Burton (centre) with his Federation Star for 40 years of naval service, with Chris Burton (right), during HMAS Stirling's 40th anniversary celebrations held at the Sir James Stirling Mess, Garden Island, Western Australia.

Receiving the highly coveted Federation Star is a milestone in anyone’s career, and on Friday 29 July, Lieutenant Commander Guy Burton, RAN was presented with his Federation Star by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN at HMAS Stirling, the home of the Submarine Force in Rockingham, Western Australia.

Work Experience Program provides insight to women in Navy technical trades

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp participant Riley Fletcher welding with Fleet Support Unit at HMAS Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp participant Riley Fletcher welding with Fleet Support Unit at HMAS Cairns.

Twelve young women with a keen interest in mechanical and technical trades from across Australia recently attended the Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp at HMAS Cairns.

Sailors to the rescue in roadside vehicle fire

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Timothy Boyd and Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Henry Burns at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Timothy Boyd and Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Henry Burns at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Two sailors from HMAS Stirling found themselves in the proverbial right place at the right time recently as they were driving back to Rockingham from a task that took them to the southwest WA town of Busselton.

Flexibility and stability support Navy’s serving families

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

LEUT Jonathan Brunsden juggles the role of both parents while his wife LCDR Marion Donaldson is posted interstate. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

LEUT Jonathan Brunsden juggles the role of both parents while his wife LCDR Marion Donaldson is posted interstate.

Navy’s involvement with the 100 Days for Change program is aiming to dispel a common misconception about who can access flexible work arrangements. Men as well as women are increasingly turning towards flexible work arrangements tailored to suit their current family requirements.

Being noticed - and appreciated

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), Unknown (photographer)

Staff Recognition Award recipients POMTSM Mitchell Philps and POMTSM Ross Mitchell with Director of TA-SM, Commander Dylan Findlater, July 2018. (photo: Unknown)

Staff Recognition Award recipients POMTSM Mitchell Philps and POMTSM Ross Mitchell with Director of TA-SM, Commander Dylan Findlater, July 2018.

It is a fantastic feeling being recognised for the work you do, and at Training Authority – Submarines (TA-SM) located at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham Western Australia, deserving staff, both military and civilian, are publicly acknowledged for their extra efforts.

Out of the cave, into the spotlight – Navy Diver honoured for Thai rescue

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), LEUT Anthony Martin (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Troy Eather, BM, OAM, is presented with his Bravery Medal and Order of Australia Medal by General the Honorable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, at a ceremony at Government House. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Troy Eather, BM, OAM, is presented with his Bravery Medal and Order of Australia Medal by General the Honorable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, at a ceremony at Government House.

Standing knee deep in cave water and mud, Chief Petty Officer Troy Eather reflected on past deployments which had brought him to this point. Cave diving as a teenager on the NSW mid-north coast; IED Ops in Afghanistan; the recovery of the US Marine Corp Osprey off North Queensland; recovery Ops in East Timor - each experience had prepared him for what was turning out to be the biggest challenge he had faced so far in his Navy career.

Keeping Watch at the heart of Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

WO Dennis Carroll with his wife Helen, son Thomas and daughter Lillian. (photo: Unknown)

WO Dennis Carroll with his wife Helen, son Thomas and daughter Lillian.

Keeping Watch provides a helping hand to serving members of the Royal Australian Navy and their families who are suffering hardship, normally through non-refundable grants.