Section: People

Chief of Navy appoints an Advisor on Islamic Cultural Affairs

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Captain Mona Shindy, RAN, director of the Guided Missile Frigate System Program Officer (FFG SPO) and Islamic Cultural Adviser to Chief of Navy inspecting work being carried out in Auxiliary Machine Room number Two, onboard HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Captain Mona Shindy, RAN, director of the Guided Missile Frigate System Program Officer (FFG SPO) and Islamic Cultural Adviser to Chief of Navy inspecting work being carried out in Auxiliary Machine Room number Two, onboard HMAS Melbourne.

Ensuring that Navy remains focused on all aspects of diversity is a key priority for the Chief of Navy, which is why he has recently appointed a Strategic Advisor on Islamic Cultural Affairs.

An enduring tradition - HMAS Cerberus Divisions

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Ship's company of HMAS Cerberus on parade during HMAS Cerberus Winter Ceremonial Divisions. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Ship's company of HMAS Cerberus on parade during HMAS Cerberus Winter Ceremonial Divisions.

More than 500 sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen of HMAS Cerberus formed up on the Main Parade Ground for inspection by Commanding Officer, Captain Katherine Richards, RAN. In doing so, they carried out a time honoured tradition of showing pride in themselves and their service through their dress and bearing.

Esther Williams trophy retired

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(Right) Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Jason Hunter RAN, hands over the Esther Williams Trophy to Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett AM, CSC, RAN, for retirement at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

(Right) Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Jason Hunter RAN, hands over the Esther Williams Trophy to Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett AM, CSC, RAN, for retirement at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.

The final chapter in a naval tradition was closed with a low key yet dignified ceremony at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island with the decommissioning of the legendary Esther Williams trophy.

Bundaberg unites family in the Torres Strait

Published on by SBLT R Austin-Eames (author)

Able Seaman Godfrey Bero and his family onboard HMAS Bundaberg in the Torres Strait Islands. (photo: )

Able Seaman Godfrey Bero and his family onboard HMAS Bundaberg in the Torres Strait Islands.

Patrol boat sailor and Torres Strait Islander, Godfrey Bero took a rare opportunity to visit family and friends enroute to border protection operations in Australia’s northern waters.

Maryborough lad long way from the ocean

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Lieutenant Scott MacPherson is a Maritime Logistics Officer currently posted to Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 - Afghanistan. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Lieutenant Scott MacPherson is a Maritime Logistics Officer currently posted to Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 - Afghanistan.

Navy Lieutenant and Maryborough resident Scott MacPherson is a long way from the ocean.

Marine Technician builds a future for his family

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Ricky Garner performs routine maintenance on the starboard sea boat of HMAS Albany during Operation RESOLUTE. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Ricky Garner performs routine maintenance on the starboard sea boat of HMAS Albany during Operation RESOLUTE.

Ricky Garner loves working on Armidale Class Patrol Boats but it’s nothing compared to the love of his family which the Royal Australian Navy helped him build.

Sailor celebrates 30 years in Navy while deployed to the Middle East

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Paddy McKeag (left) in the junior sailors cafe onboard HMAS Newcastle, with Lieutenant Commander Luke Miller and Petty Officer Gavin Downes. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Chief Petty Officer Paddy McKeag (left) in the junior sailors cafe onboard HMAS Newcastle, with Lieutenant Commander Luke Miller and Petty Officer Gavin Downes.

Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Paddy McKeag says he has ‘done a lot’ in a Navy career spanning 30 years.

My first few months in the Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Luke Spencer (author)

MIDN Spencer cutting his 18th birthday cake prepared by Spanish chefs. (photo: Unknown)

MIDN Spencer cutting his 18th birthday cake prepared by Spanish chefs.

Since graduating the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) at HMAS Creswell this year, myself and four other Midshipmen began the Naval Officer Year One Engineering Program (NOYO-EN).

Getting Division, for the final time

Published on by LEUT Byron Nalty (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Getting Division, General Entry 313 at the divisions building of Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Getting Division, General Entry 313 at the divisions building of Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The last Getting Division, GE313, will march into Royal Australian Navy history on 26 July 2013, as they proudly graduate from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.

Navy man Apprentice of the Year

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Justin Macey (centre), the 2013 Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year, with Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Airframe Russ McIntosh and Lieutenant Commander Ian Napthali. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Justin Macey (centre), the 2013 Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year, with Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Airframe Russ McIntosh and Lieutenant Commander Ian Napthali.

Able Seaman Justin Macey has been recognised as the 2013 Illawarra Apprentice of the Year by the Illawarra Vocational Training Committee (IVTC).