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ATTACK SIX tours Guadalcanal

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Tour members at the HMAS Canberra Memorial at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. (photo: LEUT Patrick Scott)

Tour members at the HMAS Canberra Memorial at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

Eight personnel from ATTACK SIX and HQ NORCOM have conducted a Battlefield tour of the Solomon Islands as part of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat Crews team building program. The group conducted tours of the legendary Guadalcanal battlefields with renowned historian and expert tour guide Mr John Innes.

Boatswains Mate excels on UK’s Royal Marine Commando Course

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ABBM Joshua Tibbles visited in training by CDF, General David Hurley, on 18 June 2013. (photo: Ms Natasha Pine)

ABBM Joshua Tibbles visited in training by CDF, General David Hurley, on 18 June 2013.

As part of the revised Exercise LONG LOOK program with the UK, one of the Royal Australian Navy's Bosuns Mates has just completed the demanding Royal Marines All Arms Commando Course (AACC) in the UK, and shining above the 89 course members by receiving one of the top awards.

Launch of the Australian Sailor Monument Appeal

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Griggs today announced the Royal Australian Navy would contribute a further $150,000 towards the total cost of designing and constructing the Australian Sailor Monument. (photo: Unknown)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Griggs today announced the Royal Australian Navy would contribute a further $150,000 towards the total cost of designing and constructing the Australian Sailor Monument.

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith joined the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, and the Trustees of the Australian Sailor Monument to launch the Australian Sailor Monument Appeal in Fremantle, Western Australia, today.

Farewell tribute to Arthur Bancroft: A legend and inspiration

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

Left stands CAPT Brett Dowsing, RAN, CO HMAS Stirling, and right Arthur Bancroft, sharing a  joke with the audience during the book launch of

Left stands CAPT Brett Dowsing, RAN, CO HMAS Stirling, and right Arthur Bancroft, sharing a joke with the audience during the book launch of "Arthurs War" held at the Barry Cable Room, Subiacco Oval, WA.

On 28 July 2013 Australia and its Navy lost a living legend when Arthur Bancroft, a veteran of Perth I passed away.

Defence Blood Challenge Launches for 2013

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Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin with Australian Red Cross Blood Service CEO Jennifer Williams and Defence Force Blood Ambassadors Warrant Officer 2 Graeme Reynolds,  Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, and Joe Guarnieri. (photo: David McClenaghan)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin with Australian Red Cross Blood Service CEO Jennifer Williams and Defence Force Blood Ambassadors Warrant Officer 2 Graeme Reynolds, Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, and Joe Guarnieri.

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin joined Australian Red Cross Blood Service CEO Jennifer Williams today to launch Australia’s largest blood donation event at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Donation Centre in Canberra.

First hand look at training

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN gives the Networked Desktop Engine Room Systems Simulator under guidance of Deputy Training Authority Engineering Commander Ned Whiteley, RAN at HMAS Cerberus. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN gives the Networked Desktop Engine Room Systems Simulator under guidance of Deputy Training Authority Engineering Commander Ned Whiteley, RAN at HMAS Cerberus.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, hosted a Feedback Session with Warrant Officers and Senior Sailors on a visit to HMAS Cerberus on Monday 29 July 13 as well as taking an extensive look at the facilities at West Head Gunnery Range (WHGR) located in Flinders and HMAS Cerberus Engineering Faculty’s recently unveiled Networked Desktop Engine Room System Simulator (NDERSS), as well as.

Baby Boom for New Squadron!

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A thorn amongst roses - Commanding Officer NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost, with Squadron mums and new additions to the family. (photo: LEUT Flowerdew)

A thorn amongst roses - Commanding Officer NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost, with Squadron mums and new additions to the family.

NUSQN 725 continues to grow in Jacksonville Florida but this time it’s not the arrival of new sailors, it’s a baby boom! Five new babies have joined the 725 SQN family and according to the Commanding Officer, Commander David Frost, this represents a baby for every month the NUSQN has been formed!

The imagery we take today is the history of tomorrow

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LCDR Ian Lumsden, RANR stands at the entrance to the 'Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt exhibition which is in its last days at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

LCDR Ian Lumsden, RANR stands at the entrance to the 'Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt exhibition which is in its last days at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Looking into the eyes of World War One soldiers, many of whom were killed on the battlefield in France within weeks of their photo being taken, was a poignant experience for Lieutenant Commander Ian Lumsden when he visited the exhibition Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt on display at the Australian War Memorial earlier this week.

Naval medical leadership recognised

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Penguin presents Petty Officer J'arne Dance with her Australia Day Medallion and Certificate. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Penguin presents Petty Officer J'arne Dance with her Australia Day Medallion and Certificate.

Outstanding service by a Navy Clinical Manager aboard HMAS Ballarat has been recognised with the presentation of an Australia Day Medallion to Petty Officer J’arne Dance at a ceremony at HMAS Penguin this week.

Closing the chapter – The last Getting Division

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Graduates of General Entry 313, Getting Division throw their hats in the air as a time honoured tradition as they are dismissed for the final time on completion of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Graduates of General Entry 313, Getting Division throw their hats in the air as a time honoured tradition as they are dismissed for the final time on completion of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Hundreds of family and friends gathered to watch as 63 of Navy’s newest sailors graduated from the RAN Recruit School, closing the chapter on the first stage of their training and advancing toward their careers within Navy.