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