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A day on the water for the kids

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Challenge-Kid, Adam (centre) with Cerberus water ski members Seaman Luke Bonanno and Seaman Phillip Murray enjoy a ride on one of the water biscuit provided by the Cerberus Water Ski Club at the National Watersports Centre, Bangholme, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Challenge-Kid, Adam (centre) with Cerberus water ski members Seaman Luke Bonanno and Seaman Phillip Murray enjoy a ride on one of the water biscuit provided by the Cerberus Water Ski Club at the National Watersports Centre, Bangholme, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus Water Ski Club has started the year with a splash, in a day to support children and families with cancer.

Enter the sea dragon

Published on by CAPT Mick Trainor (author), LCPL Joel Honig (author)

Commander Peter Tedman (second from left) poses for the official photograph with senior officers of the People's Liberation Army - Navy with Chinese Defence staff and members of the Chinese diplomatic community.
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Commander Peter Tedman (second from left) poses for the official photograph with senior officers of the People's Liberation Army - Navy with Chinese Defence staff and members of the Chinese diplomatic community.

The Navy has continued to build relationships in the Pacific, welcoming a visit from a Chinese warship to Brisbane earlier this month.

HMAS Anzac signs up to White Ribbon

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Dylan Gardiner (left) and White Ribbon Ambassador Chief Petty Officer Communications Information Specialist Mark Baker prepare for a morning tea on HMAS Anzac. (photo: Unknown)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Dylan Gardiner (left) and White Ribbon Ambassador Chief Petty Officer Communications Information Specialist Mark Baker prepare for a morning tea on HMAS Anzac.

The crew of HMAS Anzac marked White Ribbon day at sea. But that didn’t stop the ship’s company from raising several hundred dollars to assist women who have suffered from domestic violence.

Whitsunday memorial for HMAS Sydney officers

Published on by CPO Greg Watsford (author), Unknown (photographer)

Warrant officer Michael Burrows, HMAS Cairns SWO (left); with Alan Miles, Operation Pilgrim program coordinator; Bill Rose, Airlie Beach RSL President and Commander Carl Capper, CO HMAS Cairns, at the Airlie Beach memorial for officers from HMAS Sydney.  (photo: Unknown)

Warrant officer Michael Burrows, HMAS Cairns SWO (left); with Alan Miles, Operation Pilgrim program coordinator; Bill Rose, Airlie Beach RSL President and Commander Carl Capper, CO HMAS Cairns, at the Airlie Beach memorial for officers from HMAS Sydney.

A memorial has been unveiled in Airlie Beach, Queensland, to honour the sacrifices of a group of Navy officers 50 years ago.

Cadets visit their namesake

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Bruce Eddes (author), LEUT Filiberto Hernandez (photographer)

"The Sons and Daughters of TS Sirius", an association linked to the old RAN Cadet unit TS Sirius, took the opportunity to tour the current HMAS Sirius whilst she was alongside in Sydney in December 2015.

HMAS Sirius had some special visitors for a tour in early December, a group who all have associations with her namesake cadet unit, Training Ship (TS) Sirius.

Warramunga supports children’s cancer research

Published on by LEUT Patrick Collins (author), LCDR David Knight (photographer)

Children's Cancer Institute Diamond Ball Tour onboard HMAS Warramunga (photo: LCDR David Knight)

Children's Cancer Institute Diamond Ball Tour onboard HMAS Warramunga

On 16 December HMAS Warramunga hosted a luncheon in support of cancer research. The opportunity to attend an exclusive tour and luncheon was auctioned at the Children's Cancer Institute Diamond Ball in August. The Institute is committed to putting an end to Childhood Cancer, and the Diamond Ball is a significant fundraising activity that has been held every year for the last 20 years.

Back to roots with Long Tan Awards

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), Mr Keith Hedgeland (photographer)

Senior recipient Logan Wake, a Year 12 student who was recognised for his leadership and teamwork skills, sporting prowess, musical talent and involvement in community fundraising events, receives the Long Tan award from Lieutenant Karen Thomson. (photo: Mr Keith Hedgelan)

Senior recipient Logan Wake, a Year 12 student who was recognised for his leadership and teamwork skills, sporting prowess, musical talent and involvement in community fundraising events, receives the Long Tan award from Lieutenant Karen Thomson.

For Perth-born Training Systems Officer and former secondary school Japanese language teacher, Lieutenant Karen Thomson, delivering speeches at school assemblies and presenting awards to students is almost second nature. So when the opportunity to return to her roots to present two recipients with Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership Awards at Leeming Senior High School's Year 12 Valedictory Ceremony and Term 4 Assembly, Lieutenant Thomson did not hesitate to volunteer her time as a guest presenter.

Change in command at the 'stone frigate'

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood (left) last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood (left) last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra.

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra.

 

HMAS Adelaide helps Sydney celebrate

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide sails through Sydney Harbour on Australia Day 2016. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Adelaide sails through Sydney Harbour on Australia Day 2016.

The Navy’s newest warship, HMAS Adelaide, took centre stage for the Sydney Australia Day celebrations, hosting the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley, AC DSC (Rtd), NSW Australian of the Year finalists and other Australia Day Council guests.

A new phase awaits for 808

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Navy's home to the MRH-90 helicopter, 808 Squadron, assembled for the traditional rowing ashore of the outgoing Commanding Officer as Commander Adrian Capner handed over the “trident of power” to Commander Michael Waddell recently.