Section: People

Outstanding efforts of Creswell’s crew recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell, Captain Brett Chandler reads the citation for the Creswell Team Spirit Award for the 2nd quarter of 2013 which was awarded to the HMAS Creswell Physical Training Staff. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell, Captain Brett Chandler reads the citation for the Creswell Team Spirit Award for the 2nd quarter of 2013 which was awarded to the HMAS Creswell Physical Training Staff.

Recognition of the efforts of Navy people is a priority at HMAS Creswell and a recent 'clear lower deck' provided an excellent opportunity to congratulate some members of ship's company on their work.

Is there a Doctor in the House?

Published on by LCDR Linda Morris (author), LCDR Linda Morris (photographer)

LEUT Adrian Winsor (left) and LEUT Luke Edwards in HMAS Sydney's Sickbay. (photo: LCDR Linda Morris)

LEUT Adrian Winsor (left) and LEUT Luke Edwards in HMAS Sydney's Sickbay.

Close observers would have been surprised by the embarrassment of riches in HMAS Sydney’s sickbay when the Australian warship was leaving Cairns last Monday.

Strong Navy voice at indigenous conference

Published on by Mr Michael Rowe (author), LCDR Ian Lumsden (photographer)

Indigenous sailors gather together at HMAS Harman for the 2013 DATSIN annual conference. (L_R) AB Lateika Smith, PO Sam Shepard, LS Daniel Cunningham, LS Erol Williams, CPO Ray Rosendale, PO Glen Hall, CPO Jerry Savage, CMDR Chris Curtis. (photo: Ian Lumsden)

Indigenous sailors gather together at HMAS Harman for the 2013 DATSIN annual conference. (L_R) AB Lateika Smith, PO Sam Shepard, LS Daniel Cunningham, LS Erol Williams, CPO Ray Rosendale, PO Glen Hall, CPO Jerry Savage, CMDR Chris Curtis.

Over 100 Defence members from around Australia attended the annual Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) conference at HMAS Harman on 19-21 August.

Decades of service recognised

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commander Phillip Bell, RAN, from FFG Capability, Frigate Group, with his wife Wendy, after being presented his Federation Star for his exceptional achievement of 40 years service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commander Phillip Bell, RAN, from FFG Capability, Frigate Group, with his wife Wendy, after being presented his Federation Star for his exceptional achievement of 40 years service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Commander Phillip Wayne Bell's exceptional achievement of forty years dedicated service to the Royal Australian Navy was recently recognised when Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN presented CMDR Bell with the Federation Star.

Middle East deployment gets Western Australian closer to home

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Able Seaman Sean Byrne performs valve clearance checks on the number four ship's service diesel generator in Auxiliary Machinery Room number three on board HMAS Melbourne, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW  (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Sean Byrne performs valve clearance checks on the number four ship's service diesel generator in Auxiliary Machinery Room number three on board HMAS Melbourne, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW

Able Seaman Marine Technician Sean Byrne is preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations tomorrow, in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne. But not before 'dropping in' to see his Mum and Dad in Western Australia. 

McKean is keen to keep Melbourne’s hunger at bay

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Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Lloyd McKean is about to remove a tray from the galley oven on board HMAS Melbourne at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.  (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Lloyd McKean is about to remove a tray from the galley oven on board HMAS Melbourne at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.

Grafton man, Able Seaman Lloyd McKean, will deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations on Sunday in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne. He's tasked with feeding his 240 hungry shipmates three meals a day, seven days a week for more than six months. 

Australian and Indian Submariners Share Common Ground

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), CMDR Fenn Kemp (photographer)

Commander Tony Ellis and his Indian Navy counterpart Commander Parag Tiwari exchange 'Dolphins' as a momento of their meeting at the Indian Defence Staff College. (photo: CMDR Fenn Kemp)

Commander Tony Ellis and his Indian Navy counterpart Commander Parag Tiwari exchange 'Dolphins' as a momento of their meeting at the Indian Defence Staff College.

Submariner, Commander Tony "Gecko" Ellis, has found new friends in far away places, during a visit to the Indian Defence Services Staff College at Wellington in Tamil Nadu, India.

For Fairley it’s Melbourne or bust

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Able Seaman Marine Technician Chris Fairley checks the oil level in Number Four Ship's Service Diesel Generator in HMAS Melbourne's Auxiliary Machine Space 3, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.  (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Chris Fairley checks the oil level in Number Four Ship's Service Diesel Generator in HMAS Melbourne's Auxiliary Machine Space 3, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.

Able Seaman Chris Fairley will spend the next six month a long way from his hometown of Melbourne - conducting maritime security patrols in the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Operation SLIPPER. 

Thornthwaite prepares to join the international fight against terrorism

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Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Naomi Thornthwaite retrieves an item from the stores bin to fill an internal order onboard HMAS Melbourne, while the Australian warship is alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW  (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Naomi Thornthwaite retrieves an item from the stores bin to fill an internal order onboard HMAS Melbourne, while the Australian warship is alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW

Able Seaman Naomi Thornthwaite is packing her bags and preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations in HMAS Melbourne on Sunday. 

'Sea Dog' bids farewell to HS Red

Published on by SBLT Abbie Martin (author)

Lieutenant Commander Ian Jordan on the quarterdeck of HMAS Melville (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Ian Jordan on the quarterdeck of HMAS Melville

When Lieutenant Commander Ian Jordan marched off of HMAS Melville this year, he had completed more that 6700 days posted to seagoing vessels.