Topic: Sport

Resilient leaders train to fight

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Patrick Czakilew (author)

Midshipman Jure Plestina is abseiling while belayed by MIDN Anna Hutchinson. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Jure Plestina is abseiling while belayed by MIDN Anna Hutchinson.

Naval officers are taught to lead in times of peace and war – but how exactly? Building on their natural aptitude and drive, trainees are put through a range of physical and mental tests to prepare them for military life in charge.

Respite builds team ethos in Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), CMDR Guy Lewis (photographer)

The Executive and Amphibious departments test each others skills with a game of deck hockey at HMAS Canberra's sports day at Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

The Executive and Amphibious departments test each others skills with a game of deck hockey at HMAS Canberra's sports day at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

The ship’s company of HMAS Canberra have been making the most of recent time alongside with training, leave and teamwork activities high on the agenda.

Executive weekend shows the importance of Reserve

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Warrant Officer Mark Karslake shows participants in Exercise Executive Stretch how to use a fire hose at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Warrant Officer Mark Karslake shows participants in Exercise Executive Stretch how to use a fire hose at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety at HMAS Stirling.

Employers of Navy Reservists participating in Exercise Executive Stretch - held at HMAS Stirling - have learned first-hand about their Defence staff’s invaluable skills.

Legatees trek Kokoda

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer)

Junior Legatee Timothy Potter (left); Australian Defence Force Mentor, Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Freya Halliday (centre) and Junior Legatee Henry Barnes (right) at the top of Mt Warning during Exercise POPONDETTA PRELUDE, on Sunday, 4 June 2017. (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Junior Legatee Timothy Potter (left); Australian Defence Force Mentor, Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Freya Halliday (centre) and Junior Legatee Henry Barnes (right) at the top of Mt Warning during Exercise POPONDETTA PRELUDE, on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

Twenty-six Junior Legatees and their Australian Defence Force mentors have begun a tough training program to prepare them physically and mentally to trek the Kokoda Track.

Darwin supports Invictus Games countdown

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales speaks with contenders competing in 2018 Invictus Games as he is escorted by the Royal Australian Navy around Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales speaks with contenders competing in 2018 Invictus Games as he is escorted by the Royal Australian Navy around Sydney Harbour.

It’s not often you get to brush shoulders with royalty, however, the ship’s company of HMAS Darwin was recently tasked with a very royal mission.