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New sim to keep Navy communicators at the cutting edge

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy trainees utilise the newly built Communications Centre Simulator at the Defence Force School of Signals - Maritime Wing at HMAS Cerberus. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Royal Australian Navy trainees utilise the newly built Communications Centre Simulator at the Defence Force School of Signals - Maritime Wing at HMAS Cerberus.

A new simulator at the Defence Force School of Signals Maritime Wing at HMAS Cerberus will ensure Navy’s newest Communications and Information Systems sailors will join their first ships much better prepared for the rigours of operating at sea.

First Sailor posted to all three Guided Missile Destroyers

Published on by LCDR Kristen Russo (author)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Benjamin Smith is the first sailor in the Royal Australian Navy to have been posted to all three Hobart Class Guided Missile Destroyers (DDGs).

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Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Benjamin Smith is the first sailor in the Royal Australian Navy to have been posted to all three Hobart Class Guided Missile Destroyers (DDGs).

Newly promoted Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Benjamin Smith is proud to be the first sailor to be posted to all three of the Royal Australian Navy’s newest and most capable warships.

Technical sailors hit the pits

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author)

Tickford Racing Team Manager Chris O’Toole; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Michael Dent; Able Seaman Electronics Technician Dylan Campbell; and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Basjon Ingold tour a Tickford Racing workshop in Melbourne. (photo: )

Tickford Racing Team Manager Chris O’Toole; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Michael Dent; Able Seaman Electronics Technician Dylan Campbell; and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Basjon Ingold tour a Tickford Racing workshop in Melbourne.

Three Royal Australian Navy technical sailors have arrived at the headquarters of Tickford Racing for the eighth rotation of the highly successful Navy Industry Outplacement Program.

Distinguished officer gone but not forgotten

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Desmond Woods (author), CMDR Greg Swinden (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Pallbearers from HMAS Melbourne (III) carry the late Captain John Stevenson, AM, RAN (Retd) into the Naval Chapel at HMAS Kuttabul for his funeral. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Pallbearers from HMAS Melbourne (III) carry the late Captain John Stevenson, AM, RAN (Retd) into the Naval Chapel at HMAS Kuttabul for his funeral.

Today the Royal Australian Navy honoured the life of a highly regarded and greatly admired retired officer who had an extraordinary career, marked with distinguished service in war and peace, tragedy and controversy.

New officer follows in the footsteps of last ANZAC

Published on by Department of Defence (author), José Navarro (photographer)

Senior Naval Officer - Tasmania and Appointing Officer, Commander Robert Curtis, welcomes Thomas Claridge into the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: José Navarro)

Senior Naval Officer - Tasmania and Appointing Officer, Commander Robert Curtis, welcomes Thomas Claridge into the Royal Australian Navy.

When Thomas Claridge joined the Royal Australian Navy in Hobart last Friday, he was following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather Alec Campbell, who was Australia’s last ANZAC.

Future focus earns Navy pilot Australia Day award

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Crowther at the Jervis Bay Air Field in 2015, during a demonstration of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial system. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Crowther at the Jervis Bay Air Field in 2015, during a demonstration of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial system.

It’s hard to imagine Navy’s future capability without unmanned aerial systems, and the aviator who led the introduction of this technology into the Royal Australian Navy has been recognised with a Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2019 Australia Day Honours and Awards list.

Pouring Hart into bilateral relations earns CSC for Naval Attaché

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Naval Attache Jakarta, Captain Nick Hart and Laksamana Pertama TNI I.G Putu Wijamahadi shake hands at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony for Exercise NEW HORIZON. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Naval Attache Jakarta, Captain Nick Hart and Laksamana Pertama TNI I.G Putu Wijamahadi shake hands at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony for Exercise NEW HORIZON.

Captain Nick Hart poured his heart into enhancing Navy’s Defence bilateral relations with Indonesia during his time as Naval Attaché Jakarta. The commitment has earned him the award of the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 2019 Australia Day Honours and Awards list.

Oceanographer earns CSC for maritime drug interdiction ops

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN drives the ship to berth at the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba, Jordan. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN drives the ship to berth at the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba, Jordan.

Captain Mark Sirois has been recognised in Saturday's Australia Day Honours and Awards list with the award of the Conspicuous Service Cross for his service in Command of HMAS Newcastle on operations in the Middle East Region. 

Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence awarded to silent service officer

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Calvin Timms, RAN, is presented the Vice Admiral Viscount Lord Nelson KB Trafalgar Bicentennial Sword of Excellence by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, and Nelson Society of Australia Chairman, Mike Sargeant, during a lunch at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Commander Calvin Timms, RAN, is presented the Vice Admiral Viscount Lord Nelson KB Trafalgar Bicentennial Sword of Excellence by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, and Nelson Society of Australia Chairman, Mike Sargeant, during a lunch at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling.

The former Operations Officer of HMAS Waller has been awarded the 2018 Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence for displaying qualities of outstanding seagoing leadership.

Innovation earns Australia Day CSM for CPO Spencer

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Andrew Spencer in the Weapons Electrical Workshop at Fleet Support Unit-West on HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Andrew Spencer in the Weapons Electrical Workshop at Fleet Support Unit-West on HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

A Senior Sailor at HMAS Stirling has demonstrated significant leadership through innovating how weapons systems are maintained, earning himself a Conspicuous Service Medal in today’s Australia Day Honours and Awards list.