‘You’ll be wet, homesick and frightened but the pride of the fleet will be you’ – was a recruitment advertisement at the local cinema which lured a 17-year-old Townsville school boy to join the Navy.
Patrolling the high seas in a warship thousands of kilometres from home is the new reality for Leading Seaman Boastwains Mate Isaac Janes, who sailed for the Middle East region recently.
Growing up at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains is a far cry from leading the sustainment of Australian warships to fight and win at sea but the Director of Anzac Systems Program Office, Captain Rachel Durbin, got more than she initially expected when she joined the Navy to be an engineer.
The past 18 months have been a busy period for the crew of HMAS Huon with the coastal minehunter involved in a number of significant evolutions, a including work-up, maritime exercises and Operation RENDER SAFE.
A retired Lieutenant Commander who left his mark on generations of Navy personnel has passed away at the age of 95.
While her work-mates used their mid-deployment leave to go sightseeing in Europe, Navy’s Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Personnel Zoraya Tibos spent two weeks helping people in need in Cambodia.
When many sailors hear the name Rosemary Rodwell, it doesn’t mean much, but for Navy’s Imagery Specialists it means the annual pursuit of the perfect photo.
It is with deep regret the Australian Defence Force can confirm the death of a Royal Australian Navy member.
A recent graduate of initial officer training at the Royal Australian Naval College was drawn to a Navy lifestyle to increase his engineering knowledge and work in high-end warfare.
En route to the Middle East as part of the latest Royal Australian Navy crew to deploy for Operation MANITOU is one officer who feels very at home on his hometown’s namesake ship.