Section: People

Leeton local gives IFR a thumbs up

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Helen Frank (author)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jessica Corbett from Leeton, NSW in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jessica Corbett from Leeton, NSW in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

A former Leeton Eagles and Narrandera Knights basketball player was one of 8000 sailors who took part in Sydney’s recent International Fleet Review (IFR).

First ever Timor-Leste officer joins Royal Australian Naval College

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author and photographer)

Commander Higineo Neves, Chief of Naval Component Timor-Leste, promotes Midshipman Jacinto Do Nascimento to Sub-Lieutenant, during his officer training at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Commander Higineo Neves, Chief of Naval Component Timor-Leste, promotes Midshipman Jacinto Do Nascimento to Sub-Lieutenant, during his officer training at HMAS Creswell.

The latest New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) at HMAS Creswell has a very special trainee, one paving the way for his nation and Navy.

Fleet Entry a highlight for East Doncaster girl

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Huon's Navigator Lieutenant Jessica O'Brien from Doncaster, VIC in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Huon's Navigator Lieutenant Jessica O'Brien from Doncaster, VIC in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

Piloting a warship into Sydney Harbour for the International Fleet Review was how one former East Doncaster Secondary College student spent part of her October long weekend.

Tobruk Sailors

Published on by Sharon Palmer (author), Lauren Norton (photographer)

Able Seaman Cameron Eccleston and Seaman Scott Boothman on board HMAS Tobruk during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on October 6. (photo: Lauren Norton)

Able Seaman Cameron Eccleston and Seaman Scott Boothman on board HMAS Tobruk during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on October 6.

It was a case of being in the right place at the right time for three sailors of HMAS Tobruk.

Cadet support for IFR

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Albatross in Wollongong take a look at the ships in Darling Harbour during the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Albatross in Wollongong take a look at the ships in Darling Harbour during the International Fleet Review.

More than 300 Navy Cadets from around the country converged on Sydney for the once-in-a-life-time experience of the International Fleet Review.

AB Simon ‘Spike’ Jones

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Marine Technician Simon 'Spike' Jones from Wagga Wagga, NSW in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Marine Technician Simon 'Spike' Jones from Wagga Wagga, NSW in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

A former Wagga Wagga signwriter who gave up his job to join the Navy was one of 8000 sailors who took part in the IFR.

Medical officer on SPS Cantabria

Published on by Sharon Palmer (author), Lauren Norton (photographer)

Ship's medical officer Lieutenant Luis Martinez, of the Spanish Defence Force, on HMAS Cantabria's flight deck during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on October 6. (photo: Lauren Norton)

Ship's medical officer Lieutenant Luis Martinez, of the Spanish Defence Force, on HMAS Cantabria's flight deck during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on October 6.

It’s pretty obvious LEUT Luis Cotarelo Martinex, of SPS Cantabria, loves his job. A personable friendly character, he’s quick to say he’s not in the Navy but belongs to the Spanish Defence Department and his English is not good. He stresses he knows little about the inner machinations of the ship, yet his guided tour of her suggests otherwise, as does his command of the English language.

Recruit School’s final Moran Division

Published on by LEUT Melissa Cowling (author), ABML-C Daniel Hancock (photographer)

General Entry 317, Moran Division's ANZAC and STUART classes on the flight deck of HMAS Perth.
 (photo: ABML-C Daniel Hancock)

General Entry 317, Moran Division's ANZAC and STUART classes on the flight deck of HMAS Perth.

Moran Division will be written into the history books on 28 November 2013 when the final class of Moran recruits graduate from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.

Passing the baton - from one hero to another

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

General Entry 315, Taylor Division offer a salute to the Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs as they 'march past' during their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus.
 (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

General Entry 315, Taylor Division offer a salute to the Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs as they 'march past' during their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus.

Family members of Leading Seaman Ronald ‘Buck’ Taylor attended a Naming Ceremony to commemorate the renaming of the building that will be home to many future Recruits commencing their careers as Taylor Division sailors.

HMAS Huon leads ship support in Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The Australian Red Cross, Sydney is busy with Navy members from HMAS Huon during the Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The Australian Red Cross, Sydney is busy with Navy members from HMAS Huon during the Defence Blood Challenge.

The Australian Red Cross was flooded with donations today when the ship’s company of HMAS Huon rolled up their sleeves in Sydney to support the 2013 Defence Blood Challenge.