Section: Events

West Head 60th celebrations go off with a bang

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPO Stuart Pretten (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Staff of West Head Gunnery Range celebrate the 60th anniversary at Flinders, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Staff of West Head Gunnery Range celebrate the 60th anniversary at Flinders, Victoria.

The gunfire paused on March 12 as staff, students and local community members gathered at West Head Gunnery Range in Flinders, Victoria, to celebrate 60 years of training weapons operators and maintainers for the Fleet.

Success marches through port city

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Officer in Charge Fremantle Police, Senior Sergeant Brad Warburton, halts the ship's company of HMAS Success during their Freedom of Entry march in Fremantle. (photo: CPL Kylie Gibson)

Officer in Charge Fremantle Police, Senior Sergeant Brad Warburton, halts the ship's company of HMAS Success during their Freedom of Entry march in Fremantle.

HMAS Success has been granted Freedom of Entry into Fremantle this weekend, more than 30 years after first being granted freedom of entry to the Western Australian port city.

Navy air capability impresses at the Australian International Airshow

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), CPL Nicci Freeman (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk prepares to lift off from the Avalon flightline at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon, Victoria. (photo: CPL Nicci Freeman)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk prepares to lift off from the Avalon flightline at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon, Victoria.

The Royal Australian Navy has showcased its leading capabilities at the 2019 Australian International Airshow at Avalon, Victoria, which concluded on Sunday.

Perth (I) survivor’s ashes committed to sea as three navies commemorate Battle of Sunda Strait

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfield presents the Australian White Ensign to Ms Dawn Manning following a service to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I). (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfield presents the Australian White Ensign to Ms Dawn Manning following a service to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I).

Officers and sailors from HMA Ships Diamantina and Leeuwin were joined by their counterparts from Indonesia and the United States to mark the 77th anniversary of the loss of HMAS Perth (I) and the USS Houston during the Battle of Sunda Strait.

Technical sailor teamwork on show at the Australian International Airshow

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author)

Royal Australian Navy sailors, from left, Able Seaman Todd Snider, Able Seaman Glenn Wilson and Able Seaman Clayton Roberts showcase the MH-60R Seahawk at the Australian International Airshow held in Avalon, Victoria. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Royal Australian Navy sailors, from left, Able Seaman Todd Snider, Able Seaman Glenn Wilson and Able Seaman Clayton Roberts showcase the MH-60R Seahawk at the Australian International Airshow held in Avalon, Victoria.

There's been a lot of interest in the Navy technical sailors and assets in attendance at this week's 2019 Australian International Airshow at Avalon.  

Fleet Air Arm training the future of the force

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, showcases the 723 Squadron EC-135T2+ helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria.  (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, showcases the 723 Squadron EC-135T2+ helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria.

The Royal Australian Navy is renowned for its high quality of training to prepare for existing and future operations.

The final bell as Avalon farewells Navy’s Bell 429 helicopters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer), CPL David Said (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Cliff Gaudie showcases a 723 Squadron Bell 429 helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Cliff Gaudie showcases a 723 Squadron Bell 429 helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria.

The last Royal Australian Navy Bell 429 helicopter is making its final public appearance at the Australian International Airshow 2019 at Avalon, Victoria, this week.

The man behind the unmanned helicopter

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics, Rik Murtagh, showcases the 822X Squadron S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aircraft System at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held at Avalon, Victoria. Able Seaman Murtagh is an operator and maintainer for the platform. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics, Rik Murtagh, showcases the 822X Squadron S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aircraft System at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held at Avalon, Victoria. Able Seaman Murtagh is an operator and maintainer for the platform.

Two Royal Australian Navy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are on display at the 2019 Australian International Airshow at Avalon, Victoria.

Bombing of Darwin remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer), SGT David Millard (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin.

Australian Defence Force members and an Armidale class patrol boat have provided a strong contribution to commemorative services held in the Northern Territory to mark the 77th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Young Endeavour on show at Australian Wooden Boat Festival

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour alongside Macquarie Wharf, Hobart,Tasmania. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour alongside Macquarie Wharf, Hobart,Tasmania.

Almost 2000 people took the opportunity to step on board the Royal Australian Navy operated sail training ship STS Young Endeavour during the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart.