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Boer War remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, salutes the Nowra Boer War Memorial after laying a wreath at the Boer War Day service at Rauch Park, Junction Street, Nowra. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, salutes the Nowra Boer War Memorial after laying a wreath at the Boer War Day service at Rauch Park, Junction Street, Nowra.

The construction of Nowra’s Boer War memorial was very much a community effort. In 1900, a committee was formed to raise funds for what was originally intended to mark just one aspect of the Boer War, “the brave defence of Mafeking by Colonel Baden-Powell.”

Penguin feels the burn to raise funds

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall (far left) and Warrant Officer John O'Brien (far right) with members of the Basic Clearance Diver Course 82 and Clearance Diving Officer Course 30 before they take on the Balmoral Burn and sprint up the infamously steep Awaba Street, Mosman. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall (far left) and Warrant Officer John O'Brien (far right) with members of the Basic Clearance Diver Course 82 and Clearance Diving Officer Course 30 before they take on the Balmoral Burn and sprint up the infamously steep Awaba Street, Mosman.

Eleven trainee divers from HMAS Penguin took part in the annual Balmoral Burn foot race in Sydney last Sunday.

Shipp charts her course to follow in grandfather’s footsteps

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Leading Seaman (LS) Aircrewman Noel Shipp's family lay a wreath in his remembrance at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
(From left) LS Shipp's widow, Gloria, granddaughter Eryn and son Darren. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Leading Seaman (LS) Aircrewman Noel Shipp's family lay a wreath in his remembrance at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (From left) LS Shipp's widow, Gloria, granddaughter Eryn and son Darren.

At the Australian War Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony on Saturday, the late Leading Seaman Aircrewman Noel Ervin Shipp was commemorated with his family and members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm in attendance. The occasion fell on the 45th anniversary of the sailor being killed in action in Vietnam.

Service marks 72 years since the loss of Kuttabul

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson, RAN salutes the HMAS Kuttabul memorial site after laying a wreath at a small ceremony on Garden Island Navy Base, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson, RAN salutes the HMAS Kuttabul memorial site after laying a wreath at a small ceremony on Garden Island Navy Base, Sydney.

Representatives from Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Britain, the Netherlands and Australia attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney, last week, to mark the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul (I).

HMAS Melbourne and USS Frank E Evans collision remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Jake Badior (author)

RADM Tony Horton, AO, RAN (Rtd) addresses attendees of the 45th Anniversary of the HMAS Melbourne (II) and USS Frank E Evans collision in a small ceremony held at Garden Island Chapel, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

RADM Tony Horton, AO, RAN (Rtd) addresses attendees of the 45th Anniversary of the HMAS Melbourne (II) and USS Frank E Evans collision in a small ceremony held at Garden Island Chapel, Sydney.

Forty-five years after the USS Frank E Evans collided with the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne (II) in the South China Sea, personnel who served on the night have reunited for a memorial service in Sydney.

New foundations built for Navy women’s rugby

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Able Seaman Danica Sinclair from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby team tries to break through the Royal Australian Air Force defence during the Australian Services Rugby Championships. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Danica Sinclair from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby team tries to break through the Royal Australian Air Force defence during the Australian Services Rugby Championships.

A new milestone was achieved at the Australian Services Rugby Championships (ASRC) last week when Navy fielded a full women’s fifteen for the first time in more than a decade.

Choules competes at Royal New Zealand Navy hockey tournament

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Noel Smith (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Egan skilfully passes an opponent during an Inter-Ship Hockey challenge between HMAS Choules and teams from the Royal New Zealand Navy and Airforce.  (photo: SBLT Noel Smith)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Egan skilfully passes an opponent during an Inter-Ship Hockey challenge between HMAS Choules and teams from the Royal New Zealand Navy and Airforce.

The annual Royal New Zealand Navy Inter-Ship Hockey Tournament was held on 28 May, at North Harbour Hockey Stadium, in Auckland, New Zealand. HMAS Choules was alongside Auckland for a port visit, so the ship’s company was invited to participate in the event.

New Squadron parades Australian national sport in the US

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer), Mrs Cindy Murray (photographer)

Able Seaman Hall and Warrington contest the ball in a friendly game of Australian rules football between NUSQN 725 and the Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids at NAS Jacksonville in Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Able Seaman Hall and Warrington contest the ball in a friendly game of Australian rules football between NUSQN 725 and the Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids at NAS Jacksonville in Florida.

New Squadron 725 personnel took time out of their hectic schedules to compete in an exhibition game of Australian Rules Football on a very warm Saturday in Florida recently, playing against the Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids alongside US Navy counterparts, who donned Aussie rules jerseys for the first time.

Kicking goals and scoring dreams

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Drew Thornton on the Rugby field at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Drew Thornton on the Rugby field at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus-based Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Drew Thornton has been kicking goals steadily and is now scoring a dream come true. Most young lads only dream of playing with the big leagues, but Leading Seaman Thornton is stepping into the fray after being selected to represent Victoria at the 2014 NRL Affiliated States Championships to be played at Coopers Stadium, Adelaide.

A cross country challenge to remember

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

HMAS Perth's ship's company proudly holds the the 25th Petras Memorial Trophy with family friend of the Petras family, Navy Veteran John Wilson, after completing the cross country fun run around HMAS Coonawarra and Larrakeyah Barracks in Darwin during their port visit. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

HMAS Perth's ship's company proudly holds the the 25th Petras Memorial Trophy with family friend of the Petras family, Navy Veteran John Wilson, after completing the cross country fun run around HMAS Coonawarra and Larrakeyah Barracks in Darwin during their port visit.

HMAS Coonawarra recently held the 25th iteration of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race.