Section: Events

Australia Day - A great Navy day!

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mr James McPherson (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Leeuwin hosted the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Australia Day citizenship ceremony in Port Adelaide, welcoming new Aussies with Minister for Defence Industry the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Lieutenant Commander Adam Muckalt. (photo: Mr James McPherson)

HMAS Leeuwin hosted the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Australia Day citizenship ceremony in Port Adelaide, welcoming new Aussies with Minister for Defence Industry the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Lieutenant Commander Adam Muckalt.

Royal Australian Navy people spent time on Australia Day getting out into the community. From flag raising ceremonies to an Open Day, the Navy helped celebrate Australia and show how proud all Navy members are to protect Australia’s lifestyle and freedoms.

Japanese-Australian defence ties strengthened

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From left, Director Cowra Japan Society, Mr Tony Mooney OAM, ORS, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Staff Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, Admiral Yutaka Murakawa and Mayor of Cowra, Councillor Bill West, stand united after laying wreaths at the Japanese War Cemetery at Cowra, NSW. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

From left, Director Cowra Japan Society, Mr Tony Mooney OAM, ORS, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Staff Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, Admiral Yutaka Murakawa and Mayor of Cowra, Councillor Bill West, stand united after laying wreaths at the Japanese War Cemetery at Cowra, NSW.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has joined Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Admiral Yutaka Murakawa, to commemorate the lives lost in the ‘Cowra Breakout’ during the Second World War.

Women in Aviation summit success

Published on by FLTLT Barrie Bardoe (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Natalie Davies has a close look at the cockpit of an AH-64 Apache whilst on operations in 2014. She was a guest speaker at the Women In Aerospace Summit. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Natalie Davies has a close look at the cockpit of an AH-64 Apache whilst on operations in 2014. She was a guest speaker at the Women In Aerospace Summit.

Naval Aviators recently participated in the sixth Women in Aviation/Aerospace Summit which saw over 150 attendees enjoy a diverse range of presentations.

Band plays an international tune

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy Band on tour in Malaysia (photo: Unknown)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy Band on tour in Malaysia

It's not unusual for the Navy to deploy but it is not every day that the Royal Australian Navy band goes on an international tour.

Recruits continue fine tradition

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Members of General Entry 348 Taylor Division stand 'at ease' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: )

Members of General Entry 348 Taylor Division stand 'at ease' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

While December marked the start of summer, rain and 12 degrees greeted families and friends of General Entry 348, Taylor Division on their graduation from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School on 8 December.

Parramatta service honours sacrifice

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Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jasmine Smale folds the Australian White Ensign on the flight deck of HMAS Parramatta during a ceremonial sunset to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Parramatta II at Fleet Base East, Sydney.   (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jasmine Smale folds the Australian White Ensign on the flight deck of HMAS Parramatta during a ceremonial sunset to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Parramatta II at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

A service was held in Parramatta on 27 November to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the loss of the Grimsby-class sloop HMAS Parramatta II.

ADFA Midshipmen rejoin the Fleet

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The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) held its Graduation Parade on Thursday December 8, 2016. 240 officer cadets and midshipmen graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy. (photo: Michael Jackson-Rand)

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) held its Graduation Parade on Thursday December 8, 2016. 240 officer cadets and midshipmen graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy.

Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy are set to rejoin the fleet after graduating from tertiary studies at the University of New South Wales campus in Canberra. 

Firefly tragedy remembered

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Firefly memorabilia on display during the Firefly memorial in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Firefly memorabilia on display during the Firefly memorial in Jervis Bay.

A poignant ceremony was held off the New South Wales south coast on 27 November to mark the loss of aircraft and life 60 years ago.

Art therapy brings a new perspective

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A guest views some of the static displays that were presented for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program. (photo: CMDR Chloe Wootten)

A guest views some of the static displays that were presented for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.

Eight Navy members swapped sea time for stagecraft, scripts and sculpture during November as part of an arts-based recovery program focussing on creative care.

Albatross continues an important conversation

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(L-R) Organiser of White Ribbon Day HMAS Albatross, Chief Petty Officer Christopher Hill, Sue Davies and Louise Williams from the Nowra Domestic Violence Intervention Service, and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN at the White Ribbon Day morning tea in the Oasis Mess at HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

(L-R) Organiser of White Ribbon Day HMAS Albatross, Chief Petty Officer Christopher Hill, Sue Davies and Louise Williams from the Nowra Domestic Violence Intervention Service, and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN at the White Ribbon Day morning tea in the Oasis Mess at HMAS Albatross.

The ship's company of Navy's home of avitation, HMAS Albatross, hosted their annual White Ribbon Day morning tea on 25 November, provoking reflection and debate on the issues surrounding domestic violence.