On August 1, Lieutenant Commander Jeff Duke became one of the latest members of the Royal Australian Navy to enjoy the honour of taking part in the Australian War Memorial’s closing ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
On 28 July 2013 Australia and its Navy lost a living legend when Arthur Bancroft, a veteran of Perth I passed away.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.