Topic: Invictus Games
Members of the Royal Australian Navy were privileged to be involved in the Australian Defence Force’s support to the 2018 Invictus Games which were held recently in Sydney.
The Invictus Games are now in full swing with serving Navy members among those partnering with participants.
The Royal Australian Navy Band has played a significant role in the opening ceremony of the fourth Invictus Games.
A Navy member who suffered an amputation as a result of a motorcycle accident has overcome serious challenges to remain active, both professionally and in his down time.
Last weekend close to a thousand eager rugby fans stepped into the Sydney sunshine to watch the inaugural match between the men’s Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) and the Manly Marlins.
It was during one of the long commutes home from work at Joint Operations Command that Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill figured out she had a problem.
When the Anzac Class frigate HMAS Anzac returned recently from a deployment to South East Asia one of the ship's first tasks was to support the filming of a video to promote the upcoming Invictus Games to be held in Sydney in October 2018.
Athletes from two very different sporting arenas came together recently when members of the Western Warriors cricket team spent a few hours with the Australian Invictus Games wheelchair rugby team at HMAS Stirling.
HMAS Stirling Health Centre’s Leading Seaman Medic Karney Armstrong joined the Navy as an Electronic Warfare Linguist before transferring to the medical branch. She is proud that Royal Australian Navy medics are ‘first to respond, last to seek help’ and maintain their calm in the worst situations.
With the Invictus Games heading to Sydney in 2018, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, reflects on this year’s Games and why the adaptive sports format is so beneficial to the wider Defence family.