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A meaningful morning at Moreton

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ Lachlan Simond (author)

Mrs Pamela King stands beside the recently unveiled plaque honouring her son the late Commander Lachlan King at his Memorial Garden at HMAS Moreton on the Brisbane River. (photo: )

Mrs Pamela King stands beside the recently unveiled plaque honouring her son the late Commander Lachlan King at his Memorial Garden at HMAS Moreton on the Brisbane River.

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Moreton gathered on the banks of the Brisbane River with dignitaries, veterans, friends and family on Wednesday 30 January, to observe a morning of significant events.

HMAS Patricia Cam remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, RAN, speaks about the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam and attack upon the survivors by Japanese forces in 1943, during a memorial service at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, RAN, speaks about the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam and attack upon the survivors by Japanese forces in 1943, during a memorial service at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, NT.

Commander Navy Shore Force, Captain Stephen Bowater recently joined Top End Navy members as they paused to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam and the loss of nine lives.

Navy laces its football boots for annual Johnny Warren Cup

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

The Navy Ladies team at the 2019 Johnny Warren Cup seven-a-side tournament in Jamberoo, New South Wales. (photo: )

The Navy Ladies team at the 2019 Johnny Warren Cup seven-a-side tournament in Jamberoo, New South Wales.

Navy Football Federation Australia continued its commitment to forge stronger ties with the broader Australian football community by participating in the 2019 Johnny Warren Cup last weekend.

HMAS Creswell welcomes largest intake of new officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

The largest Royal Australian Navy intake of Junior Officers on their first day at HMAS Creswell. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

The largest Royal Australian Navy intake of Junior Officers on their first day at HMAS Creswell.

The largest Royal Australian Navy intake of Junior Officers commenced initial military training at the Royal Australian Naval College this week.

Chief of Navy spends a little time underneath the waves

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author and photographer)

Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Mr Tony Fraser, AO, CSC (left); and Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre); receive a tour of Collins Class submarine, HMAS Dechaineux courtesy of Chief Petty Officer Scott Schluter. (photo: Andrew Bujdegan)

Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Mr Tony Fraser, AO, CSC (left); and Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre); receive a tour of Collins Class submarine, HMAS Dechaineux courtesy of Chief Petty Officer Scott Schluter.

During his recent visit to Fleet Base West, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan took the opportunity to spend a few days on board the Royal Australian Navy Collins Class submarine, HMAS Dechaineux.

A flurry of activity sets the tone for a busy 2019

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Fleet units alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Fleet units alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney.

There’s a flurry of activity at Garden Island in Sydney as Fleet Units and support organisations busily prepare for the year ahead.

STS Young Endeavour visited by past CO of sister ship

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Commanding Officer Young Endeavour, Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander (right) poses for a photo with the Commanding Officer of Young Endeavour’s sister ship, KLD Tunas Samudera, Commander Saharudin Bongsu in front of STS Young Endeavour in Williamstown. (photo: Ms Natalie Staples)

Commanding Officer Young Endeavour, Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander (right) poses for a photo with the Commanding Officer of Young Endeavour’s sister ship, KLD Tunas Samudera, Commander Saharudin Bongsu in front of STS Young Endeavour in Williamstown.

When Commanding Officers of two sister ships come together, it’s common for them to share stories and compare their ships and the roles they perform.

A worthy voyage completed

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment.

HMAS Huon has returned home to Australia after more than four months deployed in North East Asian waters following the longest voyage undertaken by a Royal Australian Navy mine warfare vessel.

New shipyard tower to increase productivity

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

HMAS Arunta prior to returning to the water after significant upgrades at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia. (right) The recently opened support tower facility is shown adjacent to Arunta. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Arunta prior to returning to the water after significant upgrades at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia. (right) The recently opened support tower facility is shown adjacent to Arunta.

A new support tower facility recently opened at the Henderson Shipyard in Western Australia will enhance productivity and reduce costs for Navy ships undergoing maintenance and modifications.

No flag too elusive for cyber sleuths

Published on by SGT Mark Doran (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Members of the Fleet Cyber Group, from left, ABCIS Jarryd Dart, LSCIS Dharugeyan Murugavel, LEUT David Brook, LSCIS Morgan Fitzpatrick and ABCTS Nicholas Tangey. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Members of the Fleet Cyber Group, from left, ABCIS Jarryd Dart, LSCIS Dharugeyan Murugavel, LEUT David Brook, LSCIS Morgan Fitzpatrick and ABCTS Nicholas Tangey.

A far cry from the dark dungeons where hackers usually gather on TV and in movies, Toowoomba’s Highfields Cultural Centre was transformed into a base-of-operations for the Cyber Skills Challenge - Joint (CSC-J).