Royal Australian Navy personnel from HMAS Darwin have helped with some much-needed maintenance work at a centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The ship’s company of HMAS Cairns have taken to the water in a less typical fashion recently, getting out in kayaks to contribute to cleaning up local waterways.
Defence motorcyclists converged on Russell Offices in Canberra on 22 September to raise awareness and money for Prostate Cancer research.
Overcoming a fear of needles and blood has allowed one Senior Sailor to become a regular donor of blood and plasma, and recently achieved her 50th donation.
Like a crew of ‘buccaneers’, the blindfolded Perth Wildcats basketball team ‘walked the plank’ then navigated through hoops of a different kind during teamwork and leadership skills training - Navy’s way.
A small gesture by the ship’s company of HMAS Darwin back in 2016 has reaped rewards for the Navy and brought back fond memories as she transited the Torres Strait recently.
Almost 30 years on from her arrival in Australia, Navy’s sail training ship Young Endeavour has welcomed her 13,000th youth crew member, with 20-year-old Grant Cowley from Margate in Queensland the young Australian to benefit from the milestone voyage.
Occupying an area of about 16 hectares on the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, West Head Gunnery Range is one of the world’s few remaining shore-to-sea live firing training sites. With its location comes some difficulty in accessing services that most Navy personnel have at hand – the answer, taking them to the Range.
HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, used the aroma from a sausage sizzle to lure potential blood donors to the local launch of the 2017 Defence Blood Challenge.
The Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin came face-to-face with a ‘waddle’ of penguins in Sydney, as part of celebrations for the base’s 75th anniversary.