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Naval brothers reunited in Auckland

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Ensign Rowan Bagot and his brother Able Seaman Electronics Warfare Braden Bagot reunite on the wharf of Devonport Naval Base in from of HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Ensign Rowan Bagot and his brother Able Seaman Electronics Warfare Braden Bagot reunite on the wharf of Devonport Naval Base in from of HMAS Darwin.

As HMAS Darwin berthed at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland recently, it was also a special reunion for two Kiwi brothers.

Sensors sailor relishes operational role

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Andrew Dingle, in front of HMAS Arunta alongside at Fleet Base West, Garden Island. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Andrew Dingle, in front of HMAS Arunta alongside at Fleet Base West, Garden Island.

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Andrew Dingle is realising his career aspirations onboard HMAS Arunta as part of the Royal Australian Navy team sailing to the Middle East.

Life as Perth's eye in the sky

This article has photo gallery Published on by POET Daniel Wright (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Liam Carruthers mans the 12.7mm Mounted Machine Gun from inside the cab of HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R Helicopter as the ship begins it's first patrol in the Arabian Sea. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Liam Carruthers mans the 12.7mm Mounted Machine Gun from inside the cab of HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R Helicopter as the ship begins it's first patrol in the Arabian Sea.

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Liam Carruthers is a sensor operator on Navy’s most modern and advanced helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk, recently deployed to the Middle East region with HMAS Perth.

Homecoming for Anzac Captain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry pictured on the forecastle of the Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate during passage to Auckland, New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry pictured on the forecastle of the Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate during passage to Auckland, New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review.

As the warships from more than 15 navies far and wide descend on Auckland, the arrival of one will also represent a special and long awaited homecoming.

Exchange proves rewarding for warfare officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Adam Cooper (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes, presents Lieutenant Commander Oliver Nokes with a bronze commendation during an awards ceremony onboard HMAS Perth at Muscat, Oman. HMAS Perth is nearing the end of her Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes, presents Lieutenant Commander Oliver Nokes with a bronze commendation during an awards ceremony onboard HMAS Perth at Muscat, Oman. HMAS Perth is nearing the end of her Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East Region.

HMAS Perth’s  Operations Officer, Principal Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander Oliver (Olly) Nokes has been commended by Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes during the ship’s final hours alongside in Muscat, Oman.

International officers learning from Leeuwin

Published on by MIDN Brooke Turner (author), Unknown (photographer)

LEUT Rafeq and MIDN Aikung on the forecastle of HMAS Leeuwin in

Brunswick Bay (photo: Unknown)

LEUT Rafeq and MIDN Aikung on the forecastle of HMAS Leeuwin in Brunswick Bay

Two foreign naval officers were welcomed aboard HMAS Leeuwin recently as the ship carried out hydrographic surveys off the northern coast of Western Australia.

Gap Year students join Gascoyne

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alan Parton (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen, Jesse O'Sullivan, Johaline Enslin and Jack Wilson onboard HMAS Gascoyne as they sail off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen, Jesse O'Sullivan, Johaline Enslin and Jack Wilson onboard HMAS Gascoyne as they sail off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland.

Three gap year students embarked in Sydney-based minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne during a deployment to far North Queensland, were exposed to more than just routine seamanship whilst onboard.

Warfare dynasty in the making

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Hannah Phelps of HMAS Success on the forecastle of her ship, alongside Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Hannah Phelps of HMAS Success on the forecastle of her ship, alongside Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.

Lieutenant Hannah Phelps joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Maritime Warfare Officer because she thought it would be an “exciting and rewarding career”.

From Queensland Police Force to Kabul

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Unknown (photographer)

Leading Seaman Detering in the Middle East (photo: Unkwnown)

Leading Seaman Detering in the Middle East

Providing training in Iraq is a world away from detective work in Queensland, but that was part of Leading Seaman Joanne Detering’s job description after becoming the first Australian Defence Force Investigative Service member to enlist through Navy’s mid-career entry initiative.

Navigating a warfare career

Published on by LEUT Miah Hammond-Errey (author), CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Unknown (photographer)

(L-R) Sub-Lieutenant Brandon Taylor, Navigation Officer, Lieutenant Andrew Leupen and Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mark Northcote, onboard HMAS Diamantina conduct manoeuvres with HMAS Huon. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) Sub-Lieutenant Brandon Taylor, Navigation Officer, Lieutenant Andrew Leupen and Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mark Northcote, onboard HMAS Diamantina conduct manoeuvres with HMAS Huon.

It takes a whole Navy to train the senior service's future warship captains, with experiences ashore, and at sea, and classroom theory combining to prepare officers for the demanding role.