Growing up in Cairns, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lawrence Sabadi's decision to join the Royal Australian Navy was heavily influenced by family members already serving with the Australian Defence Force.
At the age of 18, Lieutenant Beimop ‘BJ’ Tapim joined the Royal Australian Navy from Mer Island, Torres Straits as a Medical Assistant. He followed in the footsteps of his parents both of whom served with the Navy.
A Navy Strategic Command employee was last night recognised as a finalist in one of the Australian Government’s top awards for outstanding performance in Information and Communications Technology.
The Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir AC CVO, last week presented the crew of a Royal Australian Navy Sea King helicopter with the Group Bravery Citation at Government House, Sydney, in recognition of their exemplary rescue efforts during the 2011 Queensland floods.
A sailor has honoured the memory of her grandfather, who served in the Navy during World War II (WWII), with the scattering of his ashes off the east coast of Tanzania from HMAS Darwin.
There are many memorable moments in an officer’s naval career, but few come close to the day that a Maritime Warfare Officer receives their Primary Qualification.
Thursday night, 10 April 2014, Lieutenant Commander John Sime achieved the milestone of over 1,000 deck landings and launches in one year onboard Choules.
Braving the cold and rain, Navy members hailing from HMAS Cairns commemorated Anzac Day this year with a dawn service at the Esplanade Cenotaph followed by a parade through the city of Cairns last week.
The year 1971 was a big year. Dennis Lillee took 5 for 84 against England in his debut test match. John Lennon released “Imagine,” John Newcombe won Wimbledon. Apollo 15 landed on the moon.
It was also the year a young Dianne Cross from Kempsey on the New South Wales mid north coast, joined the Royal Australian Navy.
Exeter’s Alwyn Johnson is the sole Navy officer working in the Australian headquarters of landlocked Afghanistan for Operation SLIPPER.