The Royal Australian Navy has a new Deputy Chief, with RADM Mark Hammond taking over duties from RADM Mike Noonan in Canberra.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, took time out of his visit to Fleet Base West recently to recognise one member’s 40 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy.
Providing strategic medical information to warships of an Amphibious Task Group is a job well suited to an experienced Senior Sailor.
On Good Friday this year, Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Rod Waites will be leaving the Permanent Navy after 42 years of service. However his only plans for retirement so far are to “do a bit of Reserve time.”
A Navy Chaplain was quick to offer help when flood waters forced the evacuation of almost 350 people from remote communities in the Northern Territory recently.
Members from HMAS Rankin, the Collins Class submarine based in Western Australia, recently conducted the scattering of ashes of three former Royal Navy submariners.
Lieutenant Luke Le Grand has become Navy’s first ever Scientific Research Officer, posted to the Army led Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane. The institute is a world-recognised centre for malaria research and training, with a mission to ensure that Australian Defence Force personnel have the best possible protection against malaria and other vector-borne diseases.
Chief Petty Officer Communications Information Systems Alan “Nobby” Clark has closed the door on his illustrious 38-year Permanent Navy career. A familiar face to anyone who has spent time at HMAS Stirling and in ships based at Fleet Base West, Chief Clark will still occasionally be around the base in a Reserve capacity.
Commodore Greg Yorke has assumed the role Senior Naval Officer Victoria (SNO-VIC), accepting responsibilities from Commanding Officer of HMAS Cerberus Captain Tim Standen.
International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8th March, is the global day recognising the economic, political and social achievements of women. For women in the Navy who make up approximately 21% of the full-time RAN workforce, it is not just another day at sea or ashore but also a day to take pride in their duties and reflect on their role in Navy.