Section: People

Cadet support for IFR

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Albatross in Wollongong take a look at the ships in Darling Harbour during the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Albatross in Wollongong take a look at the ships in Darling Harbour during the International Fleet Review.

More than 300 Navy Cadets from around the country converged on Sydney for the once-in-a-life-time experience of the International Fleet Review.

AB Simon ‘Spike’ Jones

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Marine Technician Simon 'Spike' Jones from Wagga Wagga, NSW in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Marine Technician Simon 'Spike' Jones from Wagga Wagga, NSW in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

A former Wagga Wagga signwriter who gave up his job to join the Navy was one of 8000 sailors who took part in the IFR.

Medical officer on SPS Cantabria

Published on by Sharon Palmer (author), Lauren Norton (photographer)

Ship's medical officer Lieutenant Luis Martinez, of the Spanish Defence Force, on HMAS Cantabria's flight deck during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on October 6. (photo: Lauren Norton)

Ship's medical officer Lieutenant Luis Martinez, of the Spanish Defence Force, on HMAS Cantabria's flight deck during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on October 6.

It’s pretty obvious LEUT Luis Cotarelo Martinex, of SPS Cantabria, loves his job. A personable friendly character, he’s quick to say he’s not in the Navy but belongs to the Spanish Defence Department and his English is not good. He stresses he knows little about the inner machinations of the ship, yet his guided tour of her suggests otherwise, as does his command of the English language.

Recruit School’s final Moran Division

Published on by LEUT Melissa Cowling (author), ABML-C Daniel Hancock (photographer)

General Entry 317, Moran Division's ANZAC and STUART classes on the flight deck of HMAS Perth.
 (photo: ABML-C Daniel Hancock)

General Entry 317, Moran Division's ANZAC and STUART classes on the flight deck of HMAS Perth.

Moran Division will be written into the history books on 28 November 2013 when the final class of Moran recruits graduate from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.

Passing the baton - from one hero to another

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

General Entry 315, Taylor Division offer a salute to the Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs as they 'march past' during their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus.
 (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

General Entry 315, Taylor Division offer a salute to the Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs as they 'march past' during their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus.

Family members of Leading Seaman Ronald ‘Buck’ Taylor attended a Naming Ceremony to commemorate the renaming of the building that will be home to many future Recruits commencing their careers as Taylor Division sailors. Later in the day, over 400 proud family and friends witnessed the first Taylor Division to graduate from Recruit School.

HMAS Huon leads ship support in Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The Australian Red Cross, Sydney is busy with Navy members from HMAS Huon during the Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The Australian Red Cross, Sydney is busy with Navy members from HMAS Huon during the Defence Blood Challenge.

The Australian Red Cross was flooded with donations today when the Ship’s Company of HMAS Huon rolled up their sleaves in Sydney to support the 2013 Defence Blood Challenge.

Sailor receives Instructor of the Year award

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

LSBM Christian Duncan receives an award for the Sea Training Unit-Minor War Vessel Instructor of the Year by Commodore Warfare, CDRE Peter Leavy and Commanding Officer Attack One LEUT Justine Archer during Attack One's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

LSBM Christian Duncan receives an award for the Sea Training Unit-Minor War Vessel Instructor of the Year by Commodore Warfare, CDRE Peter Leavy and Commanding Officer Attack One LEUT Justine Archer during Attack One's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

A very busy period for the Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessels in Darwin concluded this month with the presentation of an award to one of their own, who was named Instructor of the Year.

Warramunga hosts family and friends for a sea experience

Published on by LCDR David Bettell (author), LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's Ridged Hull Inflatable Boat coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Kerry Douven, is lowered into the water in a man overboard exercise conducted for Warramunga's Family Day. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

HMAS Warramunga's Ridged Hull Inflatable Boat coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Kerry Douven, is lowered into the water in a man overboard exercise conducted for Warramunga's Family Day.

Approximately 250 family and friends of HMAS Warramunga's crew recently joined them onboard for a half day 'at sea experience' in Cockburn Sound, WA.

Navy veteran celebrates 100th birthday with a visit from Kuttabul sailors

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Retired Chief Petty Officer William Lewis Smith celebrating his 100th birthday with Navy members, Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik and Leading Seaman Erin Lane at the Anglican Retirement Village, Castle Hill. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Retired Chief Petty Officer William Lewis Smith celebrating his 100th birthday with Navy members, Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik and Leading Seaman Erin Lane at the Anglican Retirement Village, Castle Hill.

Two Royal Australian Navy members from HMAS Kuttabul had the honour and pleasure of visiting retired Chief Petty Officer William Lewis (Lew) Smith on his 100th birthday in Castle Hill, Sydney this week.

Keeping the propellers turning for Ardent Three

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technical Ronny Turner stands at the entry of the engine room door onboard HMAS Wollongong during Operation CORPAT. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Marine Technical Ronny Turner stands at the entry of the engine room door onboard HMAS Wollongong during Operation CORPAT.

Redcliffe local Ronny Turner has come along way since completing Redcliffe High School in 2003.