September 27, 2018 by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
Medical Officer Lieutenant Rebecca Ainsworth, RAN (right), MH-60R Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Christopher Evill, RAN (left), and Able Seaman Medic Renne Simmons, rehearse assembling a casualty stretcher as HMAS Ballarat answers a call to assist a maritime emergency in the Indian Ocean.
The Commanding Officer of HMAS
Ballarat has praised the proficiency of his ship’s company after the frigate was ordered to crash sail to reach two participants in a global sailing event whose yachts had been de-masted in the Indian Ocean south of Perth.
September 28, 2018 by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Ben Willee (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Shaun Foster, reads a prayer during the memorial dedication for HMAS Perth (I) survivor David Manning at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
A new plaque has been unveiled during a ceremony at HMAS
Cerberus in memory of the late Mr David William Manning, a survivor of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I) in 1942 during the battle of Sunda Strait.
September 26, 2018 by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
HMAS Ballarat steams toward Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean as part of efforts to rescue injured Indian solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy.
Ballarat will reach Amsterdam Island tomorrow, ready to provide medical assistance to Indian Solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy, injured in rough seas approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.
Royal Australian Navy sailors from Australia's Federation Guard salute during a commemorative service for those who served in HMAS AE1 at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
A small but moving service held at the Australian War Memorial on 14 September commemorated the 104th anniversary of the loss of the 35 officers and sailors from Australia’s first submarine, HMAS
Published on September 23, 2018 by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
HMAS Ballarat ship's company prepare to cast off lines ahead of departure from Fleet Base West, Western Australia.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is assisting in the search and rescue effort for an injured solo yachtsman, approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.
Staff and participants of Exercise Executive Stretch 2018 at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
Employers of Defence Reservists have enjoyed a first-hand experience at HMAS
Cerberus learning about their Defence staff’s many and varied skills.
Always time for a group photo - members of HMAS Farncomb during their adventure training activities.
The crew from HMAS
Farncomb recently moved away from their normally demanding careers to experience a different set of challenges.
A variety of Navy, Australian Defence Vessel and Department of Maritime Services craft alongside HMAS Waterhen, just before HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon departed for their north-east Asia deployment. Vessels include a Cape Class Patrol Boat, Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel Sycamore, LHD Landing Craft, DMS Seahorse Mercator and Minehunter Coastals.
Three decades ago there was debate about whether or not the small establishment of HMAS
Waterhen was surplus to Defence requirements.
Reviewing Officer, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, inspects the graduating officers and sailors of the Joint Helicopter School No.1 Pilot, Aviation Warfare Officer and Aircrewman Courses at 723 Squadron HMAS Albatross, NSW.
The first intake of Army and Navy Pilots, Aviation Warfare Officers and Aircrew has graduated from 723 Squadron/Joint Helicopter School.
HMAS Albatross celebrates 70 years with a cake cut by (L-R) Lieutenant Commander Bob Kyle; Seaman Aviation Support Kimberley Carter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN; and Fleet Air Arm Museum curator Terry Hetherington.
Albatross, home to Royal Australian Navy aviation, has celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment’s commissioning.