Section: Events

Navy celebrates Australia Day with a day at the beach

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Amelia Bivolcheff discusses Navy with some interested people at the Sandy Bay Regatta, Tasmania. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Leading Seaman Amelia Bivolcheff discusses Navy with some interested people at the Sandy Bay Regatta, Tasmania.

Perfect weather attracted record crowds to Australia Day celebrations around Tasmania and the Royal Australian Navy was there to wave the flag at two of the island state’s largest events, A Day on the Beach in Kingston and the annual Sandy Bay Regatta.

Albatross shine’s at car show

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

People inspect the automotive eye candy at the Albatross Show'n'Shine held nearby HMAS Albatross in Nowra. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

People inspect the automotive eye candy at the Albatross Show'n'Shine held nearby HMAS Albatross in Nowra.

The HMAS Albatross Show’n’Shine provides vehicle enthusiasts with a chance to show off their prized cars and bikes in an event which is focused on family fun and raising funds for two charities, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and the Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group.

Navy Art and Photo Competition winners announced

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emma Williams (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN (right) and Director International Fleet Review, Captain Nick Bramwell, RAN (left) with the finalists of the 2013 International Fleet Review Art Competition at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN (right) and Director International Fleet Review, Captain Nick Bramwell, RAN (left) with the finalists of the 2013 International Fleet Review Art Competition at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy announced the winners of the International Fleet Review Fine Art and Photographic Competitions at an awards ceremony held at the Australian National Maritime Museum on Friday.

Taipans free to enter Goolwa

Published on by LCDR Dom Cooper (author), CPL David Gibbs (photographer)

The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, AC CS RANR (right) inspects 808 Squadron along with the mayor of Alexandrina Kym McHugh (in suit) and guard commander LEUT Colin McLeod (left). (photo: CPL David Gibbs)

The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, AC CS RANR (right) inspects 808 Squadron along with the mayor of Alexandrina Kym McHugh (in suit) and guard commander LEUT Colin McLeod (left).

54 members of 808 Squadron exercised their right to freedom of entry to Goolwa, South Australia over the weekend, carrying on a 26 year association of the Fleet Air Arm with the town.

72 years on - remembering HMAS Sydney (II)

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Representing the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Commander, Captain Guy Holthouse RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the loss of HMAS Sydney II, during a ceremony held at Martin Place, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Representing the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Commander, Captain Guy Holthouse RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the loss of HMAS Sydney II, during a ceremony held at Martin Place, Sydney.

A memorial and wreath laying service was held by the HMAS Sydney Association at the Cenotaph at Martin Place on 19 November, 2013 to mark the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Sydney (II).

HMAS Albatross Proudly Parades for Inspection

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas Southwell (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

The ceremonial guard march past invited guests during the HMAS Albatross ceremonial divisions. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

The ceremonial guard march past invited guests during the HMAS Albatross ceremonial divisions.

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Albatross paraded for inspection by Reviewing Officer, Rear Admiral Anthony Dalton and HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew, in the long-standing tradition of Ceremonial Divisions on Friday 1 November 2013.

Amazing Crowds for HMAS Cerberus Open Day

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (author)

Members of the Boatswain Facility demonstrate replenishment at sea to visitors of HMAS Cerberus Open Day. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Members of the Boatswain Facility demonstrate replenishment at sea to visitors of HMAS Cerberus Open Day.

HMAS Cerberus opened its gates for the 2013 iteration of the bases biennial Open Day on the weekend, and the ship’s company was amazed by the number of people passing through.

HQ Northern Command Rises to the Challenge

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

(L-R) LCPL Kylie Pezdirc, WOFF Andrew McCabe, LSCIS Michelle Lakin, Sam of the Red Cross Blood Service – Casuarina, and AIRCDRE Ken Watson. (photo: )

(L-R) LCPL Kylie Pezdirc, WOFF Andrew McCabe, LSCIS Michelle Lakin, Sam of the Red Cross Blood Service – Casuarina, and AIRCDRE Ken Watson.

A bloody battle has ensued at the Joint Task Force Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin with Navy, Army and Air Force personnel striving to achieve the largest donation in the 5th annual Defence Blood Challenge.

Stirling Fundraises for Breast Cancer

Published on by Mr Gary Booth (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Girls from regional schools participate in a parade of 'Wearable Art' during activities for the Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care fund raising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling on 20 October 2013. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Girls from regional schools participate in a parade of 'Wearable Art' during activities for the Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care fund raising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling on 20 October 2013.

HMAS Stirling hosted a Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care WA fund raising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess on Sunday 20 October 2013.

WRANS Memorial Service

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

Captain Michele Miller, RAN, delivers the address at the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Memorial Service at HMAS Harman on 19 October 2013. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Captain Michele Miller, RAN, delivers the address at the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Memorial Service at HMAS Harman on 19 October 2013.

The vital contribution women have made to the Navy, was remembered at a recent Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Memorial Service at HMAS Harman.