In 1967 The Monkees were at the top of the charts, The Dirty Dozen was in cinemas, and teenager Mark Mobley from Blacktown joined the Royal Australian Navy for a career that would span over 50 years.
Like many others before him, Petty Officer Brad Barr found re-entry to active Navy service to be a reasonably straightforward process, with a smooth transition back into the team.
When Leading Seaman Chad Freund left the Royal Australian Navy in 2012 he didn’t think he would be back in uniform six years later.
You might not see the work of cryptologic systems (CTS) sailors on board your ship, but their time immersed in signals and intelligence could be the thing keeping everyone safe.
On February 6, 1942 the remains of a sailor in a Carley Raft washed up on Christmas Island, 1500km northwest of Western Australia’s northwest coast.
Compared with others of his generation taking a break after school, Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Sailor, Seaman Bailey Henderson has managed to better them all with his recent overseas trip being ‘all expenses paid’.
LCDR Lauren Milburn has enjoyed her first year as the Maritime Surveillance Adviser in Micronesia.
The mutual benefits of Australia’s engagement with its Pacific partners are clear to LCDR Andrew Dobb and CPOATV David Bragg. They are posted to Samoa where LCDR Dobb is the Maritime Surveillance Adviser and CPO Bragg is the Technical Adviser.
Australia’s enduring ties with Indonesia have been further strengthened with the graduation of the latest group of Defence personnel from the Indonesian Military Language School in Jakarta.
The Royal Australian Navy recently released a signal calling for volunteers from the Maritime Logistics, Communications Information Systems and Boatswains Specialisations to undertake a dual posting pilot against selected platforms and Shore Establishments.