Section: People

The last of the few yachties

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Doug Gilling (retd), 95, a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, on May 4, 2017. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Doug Gilling (retd), 95, a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, on May 4, 2017.

One Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme participant, possibly the last one of the original 500, had a number of narrow escapes during the Second World War.

Regional exercise challenges communication skills

Published on by CAPT Jesse Robilliard (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy seaman Lisa Norrie, from Communication and Information Systems, is seen working on a terminal within Headquarters Integrated Area Defence System, at Royal Military Air Force base Butterworth in Penang, Malaysia. (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Royal Australian Navy seaman Lisa Norrie, from Communication and Information Systems, is seen working on a terminal within Headquarters Integrated Area Defence System, at Royal Military Air Force base Butterworth in Penang, Malaysia.

Defence assets from nations across the globe have converged on Malaysia for a multi-lateral exercise helping countries work closer together for regional stability.

Recognition for helicopter flight veterans

Published on by Minister for Defence Personnel Media Release (author)

Members of the 3rd Contingent, RANHFV, prior to their departure for service in South Vietnam. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the 3rd Contingent, RANHFV, prior to their departure for service in South Vietnam.

Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Dan Tehan MP has championed an investigation into the issue of unit recognition for service with the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam, and service at the Battles of Coral and Balmoral.

Personnel policy changes reflect greater flexibility

Published on by CMDR Anne Andrews (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Maryborough sails into the sunset during a transit to South East Asia. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Maryborough sails into the sunset during a transit to South East Asia.

A number of changes made to Defence policy in October last year will impact timelines for those seeking to change from full-time to Reserve service in line with Navy’s shift to a Total Workforce Model.

Tri-service family reunion

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Robyn Sampson (author), LEUT Will Singer (author)

From left, Leanne Codner, Private Elyza Codner, Seaman Jack Codner, Corporal Scott Codner and Greg Codner. (photo: Unknown)

From left, Leanne Codner, Private Elyza Codner, Seaman Jack Codner, Corporal Scott Codner and Greg Codner.

Anzac Day this year was the first time Leanne and Greg Codner had seen their three children together in uniform, making the commemorations in Western Australia effectively a family reunion for the travelling pair who are travelling around Australia in a motor-home.

Operational officer of the watch in Arunta

This article has photo gallery Published on by Corporal Sebastian Beurich (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Lieutenant Patrick Velu observing Indian Talwar Class INS Teg (F45) operating with HMAS Arunta during a recent PASSEX off the coast of Goa, India. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Lieutenant Patrick Velu observing Indian Talwar Class INS Teg (F45) operating with HMAS Arunta during a recent PASSEX off the coast of Goa, India.

Lieutenant Patrick Velu is relishing being part of Navy’s team in the Middle East – putting training into action as an officer-of-the-watch in HMAS Arunta.

Middle East operations reinforce service ethos

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Toby Pink is seen in the Quarter Deck of HMAS Arunta. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Toby Pink is seen in the Quarter Deck of HMAS Arunta.

Townsville’s Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Toby Pink has spent Anzac Day on operations this year as a member of HMAS Arunta’s ship’s company during her maritime security deployment to the Middle East.

Jakarta service a reflection of regional ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (left) and take time out from their language studies to pay tribute to the fallen on Anzac Day at the Jakarta War Cemetery. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (left) and take time out from their language studies to pay tribute to the fallen on Anzac Day at the Jakarta War Cemetery.

Two Midshipmen have found themselves marking Anzac Day away from the familiar marches and gatherings but each say it was an experience they will remember for years to come.

Valuing tradition leads to submarine career

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Recruit Timothy Herring with a picture of his grand father who served on HMAS Perth I and was a prisoner of war during World War II on the great Burma Railway. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Recruit Timothy Herring with a picture of his grand father who served on HMAS Perth I and was a prisoner of war during World War II on the great Burma Railway.

This Anzac Day has particular meaning for a recruit at HMAS Cerberus, as it is his first in uniform, and the start of his chapter in a family tradition.

Stomping the stigma

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Katrina Brown (author)

Seaman Paggetti, Aircraft Woman Woodyard and Craftman Caldow holding service flags a top Mount Kosciuszko as a part of the 'Stomp the Summit, Crush the Stigma' challenge to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Seaman Paggetti, Aircraft Woman Woodyard and Craftman Caldow holding service flags a top Mount Kosciuszko as a part of the 'Stomp the Summit, Crush the Stigma' challenge to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Tri-service flags flew over the highest point in Australia recently to raise awareness of conditions related to post-traumatic stress.