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Sirius builds on camaraderie at Bastille Day celebrations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Glenn Blizzard (author), Pierre-Jean Raoul (photographer)

Ship’s company of HMAS Sirius marched through the streets of Noumea to mark Bastille Day with the French Armed Forces. (photo: Pierre-Jean RAOUL)

Ship’s company of HMAS Sirius marched through the streets of Noumea to mark Bastille Day with the French Armed Forces.

HMAS Sirius has conducted a port visit to Noumea, New Caledonia, where the ship’s company marched through the streets with the French Armed Forces to mark Bastille Day celebrations.

Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit field-ready

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Matthew Nichols (photographer)

Members of Deployable Geospatial Survey Team 3 depart HMAS Cairns with their fly-away survey kit mounted on a general purpose inflatable boat to commence survey operations in Trinity Inlet. (photo: LEUT Matthew Nichols)

Members of Deployable Geospatial Survey Team 3 depart HMAS Cairns with their fly-away survey kit mounted on a general purpose inflatable boat to commence survey operations in Trinity Inlet.

Three new specialist Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit teams have been declared mission-ready following an intense assessment exercise in Queensland.

Patrol boat preview for Timor-Leste delegation

Published on by MAJ David Phillips (author)

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns.

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - the Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns.

Building relationships through training in Timor-Leste

Published on by LCDR Clare Randall (author)

Leading Seaman Hydrographic Survey Operator Geoffrey Pickering demonstrates knot tying to Timor-Leste Defence Force Naval Component personnel. (photo: LEUT HOLLIS)

Leading Seaman Hydrographic Survey Operator Geoffrey Pickering demonstrates knot tying to Timor-Leste Defence Force Naval Component personnel.

The crew of HMAS Leeuwin have used their recent visit to Timor-Leste and survey of Dili Harbour to provide training to officers and sailors from the Timor-Leste Defence Force (F-FDTL) as they prepare to take on two new Guardian Class Patrol Boats.

MV Sycamore - future proofing the RAN

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Karl Brinckmann (author), Mr Garry Vincent (photographer)

Australian Navy Cadets with Mr Scott Jackson, left, preparing for working at heights. (photo: Mr Garry Vincent)

Australian Navy Cadets with Mr Scott Jackson, left, preparing for working at heights.

Maritime Aviation Training Vessel MV Sycamore has recently taken time in a very busy schedule to help ‘future proof’ the Royal Australian Navy by training and supporting Australian Navy Cadets (ANC).

A heroes’ welcome for HMAS Ballarat

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Families and friends welcome home HMAS Ballarat to Fleet Base West, Western Australia after a nine-month deployment on Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Families and friends welcome home HMAS Ballarat to Fleet Base West, Western Australia after a nine-month deployment on Operation MANITOU.

The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has been enthusiastically welcomed home to Australia following a highly successful nine-month deployment as part of Operation MANITOU.

Enhanced Regional Engagement, PNG - HMA Ships Mermaid and Paluma

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Samuel Penfold (author), ABCIS Dylan White-Jennings (photographer)

Ship’s company from HMA Ships Mermaid and Paluma assisting staff at the Rabaul Cenotaph. (photo: ABCIS Dylan White-Jennings)

Ship’s company from HMA Ships Mermaid and Paluma assisting staff at the Rabaul Cenotaph.

The crews of Royal Australian Navy survey motor launches HMA Ships Mermaid and Paluma have been busy enhancing an important regional relationship during a recent port visit to Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

What’s in a name? 108 years of the ‘Royal Australian Navy’

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

Commonwealth Naval Orders 77 and 78 of 1911 - Designation of the Naval Forces of the Commonwealth; and Flags to be worn on H.M.A. Ships. (photo: )

Commonwealth Naval Orders 77 and 78 of 1911 - Designation of the Naval Forces of the Commonwealth; and Flags to be worn on H.M.A. Ships.

It has often been asked, “What’s in a name?” When it comes to the ‘Royal Australian Navy’, a great deal indeed…

Choules’ galley rules thanks to upgrade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics – Chefs, from left, AB Benjamin Kleemeyer, AB Gabriel Perdomo Valle, AB Brendan Berthaly, CPO Drew Robinson, LS Lachlan Stevenson, AB Gregory Roeser and AB Raj Rajak stand in the newly renovated galley aboard HMAS Choules, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics – Chefs, from left, AB Benjamin Kleemeyer, AB Gabriel Perdomo Valle, AB Brendan Berthaly, CPO Drew Robinson, LS Lachlan Stevenson, AB Gregory Roeser and AB Raj Rajak stand in the newly renovated galley aboard HMAS Choules, Sydney.

The old saying “an army marches on its stomach” is also true of warships, with crews relying on their chefs to provide nutritious meals to keep them sailing.

Enhancing culture for better retention

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Command Warrant Officer (CWO) COMSHORE, Warrant Officer Bill Shepherd and CWO HMAS Cerberus Warrant Officer Michael Connors talk to Leading Seaman Alex Zourkas about the popularity of the 'Grab and Go' meals system at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Command Warrant Officer (CWO) COMSHORE, Warrant Officer Bill Shepherd and CWO HMAS Cerberus Warrant Officer Michael Connors talk to Leading Seaman Alex Zourkas about the popularity of the 'Grab and Go' meals system at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

As part of Navy’s growth and retention strategy, staff working in the office of Commander Shore Force have been developing a raft of new initiatives to support serving members while also preserving the traditions, culture and history of the service.