Section: Events

HQ Northern Command Rises to the Challenge

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

(L-R) LCPL Kylie Pezdirc, WOFF Andrew McCabe, LSCIS Michelle Lakin, Sam of the Red Cross Blood Service – Casuarina, and AIRCDRE Ken Watson. (photo: )

(L-R) LCPL Kylie Pezdirc, WOFF Andrew McCabe, LSCIS Michelle Lakin, Sam of the Red Cross Blood Service – Casuarina, and AIRCDRE Ken Watson.

A bloody battle has ensued at the Joint Task Force Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin with Navy, Army and Air Force personnel striving to achieve the largest donation in the 5th annual Defence Blood Challenge.

Stirling Fundraises for Breast Cancer

Published on by Mr Gary Booth (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Girls from regional schools participate in a parade of 'Wearable Art' during activities for the Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care fund raising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling on 20 October 2013. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Girls from regional schools participate in a parade of 'Wearable Art' during activities for the Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care fund raising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling on 20 October 2013.

HMAS Stirling hosted a Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care WA fund raising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess on Sunday 20 October 2013.

WRANS Memorial Service

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

Captain Michele Miller, RAN, delivers the address at the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Memorial Service at HMAS Harman on 19 October 2013. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Captain Michele Miller, RAN, delivers the address at the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Memorial Service at HMAS Harman on 19 October 2013.

The vital contribution women have made to the Navy, was remembered at a recent Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Memorial Service at HMAS Harman.

Canberra Rally Cars Kick Off From Albatross

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Vehicles depart HMAS Albatross, the starting point for the Centenary of Canberra Car Rally, then will travel through Tarago, Bungendore and finish at Old Parliament House, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Vehicles depart HMAS Albatross, the starting point for the Centenary of Canberra Car Rally, then will travel through Tarago, Bungendore and finish at Old Parliament House, Canberra.

Over 120 classic and vintage vehicles assembled at HMAS Albatross on 19 October prior to setting off on the Centenary of Canberra Car Rally.

Ricky Martin visits HMAS Perth during International Fleet Review

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author and photographer)

International pop superstar Ricky Martin (centre) meets junior officers during his visit to HMAS Perth in Sydney. (From left) MIDN Lauren Angel, MIDN Jennifer Hall, SBLT Matthew Bell, MIDN Stephanie Nadalini, MIDN Samantha Randell and MIDN Matthew Rae. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

International pop superstar Ricky Martin (centre) meets junior officers during his visit to HMAS Perth in Sydney. (From left) MIDN Lauren Angel, MIDN Jennifer Hall, SBLT Matthew Bell, MIDN Stephanie Nadalini, MIDN Samantha Randell and MIDN Matthew Rae.

International pop superstar Ricky Martin was swept up in the International Fleet Review fever gripping Sydney when he visited HMAS Perth during IFR.

Navy exercises Freedom of Entry to the City of Darwin

Published on by Mr Darryl Johnston (author), LAC Terry Hartin (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra exercises their right to Freedom of Entry to the city of Darwin, providing the Darwin City Council representative their Freedom of City scroll. (photo: LAC Terry Hartin)

HMAS Coonawarra exercises their right to Freedom of Entry to the city of Darwin, providing the Darwin City Council representative their Freedom of City scroll.

Hundreds of Darwin residents turned out to welcome the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy as they exercised their right of  Freedom of Entry to the City yesterday.

Legacy says 'Thank You' to NHQ Tasmania

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Legatee Peter Woolford presents CMDR Stacey Porter (CO NHQ Tasmania) with a Certificate of Appreciation following Navy’s efforts during Legacy’s annual fund-raising activities in Tasmania. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Legatee Peter Woolford presents CMDR Stacey Porter (CO NHQ Tasmania) with a Certificate of Appreciation following Navy’s efforts during Legacy’s annual fund-raising activities in Tasmania.

Personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania recently joined a team of volunteers collecting for Hobart Legacy around the city’s CBD and neighbouring shopping centres. In an outstanding effort, the Navy team collected well over $1000 on their first day of volunteering.

Welcome mat rolled out by Success

Published on by LEUT Joseph McKay (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN hosted a welcome reception for foreign navy ships visiting Sydney for the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN hosted a welcome reception for foreign navy ships visiting Sydney for the International Fleet Review 2013.

On the evening of 4 October, HMAS Success had the honour and privilege to assist the Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), RADM Tim Barrett, in hosting a welcome Reception for the International Fleet Review onboard the Royal Australian Navy Replenishment Ship.

Spoils shared at IFR Sports Carnival and Sailing Regatta

Published on by LEUT Emma Williams (author), LS Andrew Dakin and AB Sarah Ebsworth and LS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Nigerian crew from ship NNS Thunder win the Tug O War at the Combined Navies Sporting Competition held at Randwick Barracks.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Nigerian crew from ship NNS Thunder win the Tug O War at the Combined Navies Sporting Competition held at Randwick Barracks.

Everyone was a winner and lots of fun was had at the International Fleet Review Sports Carnival and Sailing Regatta this week. 

RAN hosts Royal Navy of Oman officers

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LEUT Alec Fieldsend (author), LCDR Ludovic Miller (photographer)

Sub-Lieutenant Al Kharusi and Sub-Lieutenant Al Rasbi from the Royal Omani Navy “Thumbs Up” after their first visit to Diego Garcia. (photo: LCDR Ludovic Miller)

Sub-Lieutenant Al Kharusi and Sub-Lieutenant Al Rasbi from the Royal Omani Navy “Thumbs Up” after their first visit to Diego Garcia.

Joining HMAS Newcastle for her return voyage to Australia from the Middle East Area of Operations were Royal Navy of Oman Sub-Lieutenants, Zaid Nasser Rashid Al Kharusi and Abdul Rahim Mohammed Khamis Al Rasbi.