Section: People

Excellence matters for future leader

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Damon Jackson at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Damon Jackson at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

One Navy Seaman is on track to a stellar career already, crediting his early success to a strong work ethic, ambition and curiosity.

 

Join the Navy, see the world...

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN.

Royal Australian Navy recruitment posters plastered on walls in 1969 said ‘join the Navy, see the world’, and it delivered in spades for a country teenager excited to face the next step of his life.

 

‘Eyes and ears’ determined and ready to shine

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Adeel Patel at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Adeel Patel at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

The lure of an adventurous and an unrivalled career was enough motivation for a recruit to ‘pull out all the stops’ before heading to HMAS Cerberus for the 11 weeks of Recruit School.

 

Finals for FFG champion

Published on by LEUT Elizabeth Ringrose-Voase (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.

A love of fast cars, fast bikes, gas turbines, and warships wouldn’t normally correlate with a desk job, but for Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally, it  led to her being recognised as a finalist in the 2017 NSW Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

 

Lucky seven for graduating Navy Recruit

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), PO Vickie Austin (photographer)

Member of General Entry 357 Taylor Division Recruit Rob Hilton with his dad Chief Petty Officer Peter Hilton and his mum, ex-Chief Petty Officer Linda Hilton.  (photo: PO Vickie Austin)

Member of General Entry 357 Taylor Division Recruit Rob Hilton with his dad Chief Petty Officer Peter Hilton and his mum, ex-Chief Petty Officer Linda Hilton.

The power of the number seven was widely discussed by one particular family at the recent Recruit School Graduation parade for GE 357 in HMAS Cerberus.

Navigation by sea and by road

Published on by LEUT Theresa Swift (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Matthew Lloyd, conducts preparations for HMAS Sirius' departure from Port of Kuantan, Malaysia. (photo: LEUT Teresa Swift)

Lieutenant Matthew Lloyd, conducts preparations for HMAS Sirius' departure from Port of Kuantan, Malaysia.

Lieutenant Matthew Lloyd took the long way round on completion of his Junior Warfare Application Course at HMAS Watson in Sydney in June, setting out on a 5000 kilometre motorbike ride across Australia to resume his passion for salt water.

 

Totally teamwork for Moreton

Published on by LSCD Regan Kidd (author), CPO Mick Barrett (photographer)

Ships Company of HMAS Moreton proudly displaying the new unit PT Shirt. (photo: Unknown)

Ships Company of HMAS Moreton proudly displaying the new unit PT Shirt.

Navy life is all about teamwork, and the folk at Brisbane base HMAS Moreton have ensured that looking like a team translates directly into action.

 

Reveille for service and sacrifice

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Brenton Knight is training to be a Combat Systems Operator at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Brenton Knight is training to be a Combat Systems Operator at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Historically, bugles sounded to command the crew of warships, and in this case, the echoes signalled an inspiration to join the Royal Australian Navy.

 

PNG homecoming for trainees

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide (left) and HMAS Ararat enter Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMAS Adelaide (left) and HMAS Ararat enter Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

It was a long-awaited homecoming for five Papua New Guinean nationals as Royal Australian Navy amphibious ship HMAS Adelaide sailed into Port Moresby on a recent visit.

 

Crewman's courage commended

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPO Damien Pawlenko (photographer)

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR, presents Mrs Sue Robinson a Chief of Navy Group Commendation on behalf of the late ex-RAN member, William

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR, presents Mrs Sue Robinson a Chief of Navy Group Commendation on behalf of the late ex-RAN member, William "Robbie" Robinson, at a ceremony in front of family, friends.

A member of the search and rescue team that worked to save personnel in the wake of the collision between HMA Ships Melbourne and Voyager on 10 February 1964 has been recognised for his heroism posthumously.