Section: People

Sailor Celebrates 30 Years in Navy whilst deployed to the Middle East

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Paddy McKeag (left) in the junior sailors cafe onboard HMAS Newcastle with Lieutenant Commander Luke Miller and Petty Officer Gavin Downes. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Chief Petty Officer Paddy McKeag (left) in the junior sailors cafe onboard HMAS Newcastle with Lieutenant Commander Luke Miller and Petty Officer Gavin Downes.

Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Paddy McKeag says he has “done a lot” in a Navy career spanning 30 years.

My first few months in the Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Luke Spencer (author)

MIDN Spencer cutting his 18th birthday cake prepared by Spanish chefs. (photo: Unknown)

MIDN Spencer cutting his 18th birthday cake prepared by Spanish chefs.

Since graduating the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) at HMAS Creswell this year, myself and four other Midshipmen began the Naval Officer Year One Engineering Program (NOYO-EN).

Getting Division, for the final time

Published on by LEUT Byron Nalty (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Getting Division, General Entry 313 at the divisions building of Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Getting Division, General Entry 313 at the divisions building of Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The last Getting Division, GE313, will march into Royal Australian Navy history on the 26th July 2013, as they proudly graduate from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.

Navy man Apprentice of the Year

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Justin Macey winner of the Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year with Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Airframe Russ McIntosh and Lieutenant Commander Ian Napthali. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Justin Macey winner of the Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year with Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Airframe Russ McIntosh and Lieutenant Commander Ian Napthali.

Able Seaman Justin Macey has been recognised as the 2013 Illawarra Apprentice of the Year by the Illawarra Vocational Training Committee (IVTC).

Tasmanian sailor takes charge

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain Mate Adam Quinn stands on the flag deck of HMAS Albany during Operation Resolute. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Leading Seaman Boatswain Mate Adam Quinn stands on the flag deck of HMAS Albany during Operation Resolute.

Adam Quinn joined the Royal Australian Navy looking for a career that could give him a change of lifestyle.  

The sailor who hails from Sorell in Tasmania said he certainly found that change in the Navy’s Armidale Class Patrol Boats.

Operation RESOLUTE sailor on patrol

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician James Brown, onboard HMAS Albany performs checks on the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat engine. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Marine Technician James Brown, onboard HMAS Albany performs checks on the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat engine.

There’s nothing light on about 27-year-old James Brown’s career.

Joining the Royal Australian Navy to build on his trade as a light vehicle mechanic, James, now an Able Seaman Marine Technician specialises in high power marine mechanics in the Navy’s Armidale Class Patrol Boats.

Being ‘tip of the sword’ a family tradition for 808 Squadron XO

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Executive Officer 808 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Dom Cooper RAN, holds the ceremonial sword used for the commissioning of 808 Squadron. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Executive Officer 808 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Dom Cooper RAN, holds the ceremonial sword used for the commissioning of 808 Squadron.

When 808 Squadron Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Dom Cooper drew his ceremonial sword and took his place as Parade Commander for the commissioning of Navy’s newest squadron at HMAS Albatross this morning, he carried on a family tradition dating back more than a century.

Smooth sailing for Hobart's Ashton

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Corporal Ashton Brooks of HMAS Tobruk's Army detachment brings a little bit of the Army world to the Navy. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Corporal Ashton Brooks of HMAS Tobruk's Army detachment brings a little bit of the Army world to the Navy.

Hobart native Ashton Brooks has loved how far her Army career taken her although she never expected it would take across the Coral Sea in a Navy ship on a humanitarian mission.

Navy life grand for Norfolk's Phoebe

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward Phoebe Evans at her damage control station in HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward Phoebe Evans at her damage control station in HMAS Tobruk.

Phoebe Evans may be far from her home on Norfolk Island but life in the Royal Australian Navy could not be much better.

Thrilling Experience for Stirling's First Lieutenant

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author)

Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Glen Renshaw takes  Lieutenant Commander Allan Von Senden RAN, First Lieutenant HMAS Stirling, on a hot lap of the Perth Motorplex lap sprint circuit. (photo: ABIS Brad Darvill )

Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Glen Renshaw takes Lieutenant Commander Allan Von Senden RAN, First Lieutenant HMAS Stirling, on a hot lap of the Perth Motorplex lap sprint circuit.

On Friday 5 July, Lieutenant Commander Allan Von Senden, First Lieutenant HMAS Stirling enjoyed the thrilling experience of 'hot laps' in the Team Navy Renshaw Racing Holden VE SSV Ute at the Perth Motorplex, Kwinana Beach, Western Australia.
 
Undertaking the hot laps two weeks prior to retiring from his 38 year naval career, LCDR Von Senden said the hot laps were an exhilarating and unforgettable opportunity.