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Anzac Day on duty

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

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As we pause to commemorate Anzac Day - let's not forget the Australian Defence Force members on duty around the globe.

Young Endeavour crosses the Atlantic Ocean

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Jennifer Reilly (author)

Lieutenant Commander Dion Curtis with the Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour World Voyage Passage Two Youth Crew in Tenerife, Canary Islands (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Dion Curtis with the Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour World Voyage Passage Two Youth Crew in Tenerife, Canary Islands

Navy's sail training ship STS Young Endeavour has crossed the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in more than twenty years, arriving in Europe to participate in the Centenary of Anzac Commemorations and the International Tall Ship Races. 

723 Squadron member helps put smiles on faces of kids from Camp Quality

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Camp Quality children cheer as a Bell 429 helicopter from 723 Squadron sits in the background from HMAS Albatroos after the kids had opportunity to meet the crew and inspect the helicopter. (photo: Unknown)

Camp Quality children cheer as a Bell 429 helicopter from 723 Squadron sits in the background from HMAS Albatroos after the kids had opportunity to meet the crew and inspect the helicopter.

723 Squadron’s Able Seaman Jye Alexander says the simple act of putting his hand up to volunteer to show a group of children around a Navy helicopter was a life-changing one. 

Celebrating Australian service from Gallipoli to MANITOU

Published on by CHAP Colin Tett (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Lieutenant Catherine Trew plots a course on the bridge of HMAS Success, while sailing through the Mediterranean en-route to centenary of ANZAC commemorations in Athens, Greece. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Lieutenant Catherine Trew plots a course on the bridge of HMAS Success, while sailing through the Mediterranean en-route to centenary of ANZAC commemorations in Athens, Greece.

For Lieutenant Catherine Trew, a Maritime Warfare Officer in HMAS Success, Anzac Day has been a family affair her entire life. 

A family tradition on Tobruk

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Bonnieville Dromgool is seen inside the sickbay onboard HMAS Tobruk during Operation Pacific Assist 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Medic Bonnieville Dromgool is seen inside the sickbay onboard HMAS Tobruk during Operation Pacific Assist 2015.

An Able Seaman aboard HMAS Tobruk who took part in Operation PACIFIC ASSIST 2015 was the second member of her family to deploy on a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief task in the ship.

A service history continues in Success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Churcher (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Mark Butler on tactical headset while sailing towards the Mediterranean to take part in Anzac Day commemorations in Greece. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Mark Butler on tactical headset while sailing towards the Mediterranean to take part in Anzac Day commemorations in Greece.

Mark Butler has led a rich and varied life since leaving Kingston High School in Blackmans Bay, Tasmania; but through it all, the Royal Australian Navy was always in the back of his mind as a potential career path. 

Rear Admiral Campbell retires after 36 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince di Pietro, CSC, RAN, presents Rear Admiral Mark Campbell, CSC, RAN, with a gift at his retirement farewell lunch, held at the Oasis Mess, HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince di Pietro, CSC, RAN, presents Rear Admiral Mark Campbell, CSC, RAN, with a gift at his retirement farewell lunch, held at the Oasis Mess, HMAS Albatross.

Former Head Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Mark Campbell, wanted to avoid too much fuss and formality around his retirement, but there were a few significant people and places he particularly wanted to revisit prior to leaving the Royal Australian Navy after 36 years service. 

All systems go

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Weapons Electrical Engineeering Officer, Glen Cross stands on HMAS Canberra's Starboard Gun Deck with the Typhoon Stabilised Weapons System. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Weapons Electrical Engineeering Officer, Glen Cross stands on HMAS Canberra's Starboard Gun Deck with the Typhoon Stabilised Weapons System.

The attraction of a fully sponsored Bachelor’s degree lured Proserpine boy, Glen Cross to join the Navy. Sixteen years later and he is still loving it.

Ultra-effort raises funds for Legacy

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Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Crowther and Commander Ian Young are all smiles after completing the gruelling 150km ultra marathon. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Crowther and Commander Ian Young are all smiles after completing the gruelling 150km ultra marathon.

Two Navy officers braved blisters, cramps, extreme fatigue and unfamiliar terrain to complete the 150km Anzac Ultra Marathon in under 40 hours over 10-11 April on Canberra's Centenary Trail. 

France decorates veterans with the Legion of Honour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The French Ambassador to Australia, Monsieur Christophe Lecourtier, presents Australian Second World War veteran Mr Billy McFadden, with the French Legion of Honour, at a ceremony held aboard the French Naval ship FNS Vendemiaire at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The French Ambassador to Australia, Monsieur Christophe Lecourtier, presents Australian Second World War veteran Mr Billy McFadden, with the French Legion of Honour, at a ceremony held aboard the French Naval ship FNS Vendemiaire at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The French Navy Ship Vendémiaire hosted a special ceremony alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, on 15 April when five Second World War veterans were presented with France’s highest decoration for distinguished service, the Legion of Honour.