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).
The latest New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) at HMAS Creswell has a very special trainee, one paving the way for his nation and Navy.
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.
It was a case of being in the right place at the right time for three sailors of HMAS Tobruk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.