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Navy remembers HMAS Voyager

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), AB Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Family and friends of those killed in the sinking of HMAS Voyager cast poppies and sprigs of rosemary overboard during a remembrance ceremony on HMAS Choules in 2014.

 (photo: AB Chantell Bianchi)

Family and friends of those killed in the sinking of HMAS Voyager cast poppies and sprigs of rosemary overboard during a remembrance ceremony on HMAS Choules in 2014.

On this day in 1964, the Royal Australian Navy aircraft carrier, HMAS Melbourne collided with the Navy's Daring class destroyer, HMAS Voyager, off Jervis Bay, killing 81 sailors and one civilian dockyard worker.
 

A new plan to attract and retain submariners

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LSA Daniel Hannah (photographer)

A new program aimed at increasing the size of the submarine work-force has been launched.
 (photo: LSA DS Hannah)

A new program aimed at increasing the size of the submarine work-force has been launched.

A new program aimed at increasing the size of the submarine work-force has been launched.

Vale - CMDR Ashley William Greedy, AM, RAN (Retd)

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

The Burial Service for Commander Ashley Greedy, AM, RAN (Rtd) at HMAS Cerberus Cemetery, Victoria. Commander Greedy joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Musician in 1965, retiring from full-time service in 2002 as the seventh Director of Music - Navy. He was remembered for his vibrant leadership, personal drive and strong management of the Royal Australian Navy Band through a time of great change. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Burial Service for Commander Ashley Greedy, AM, RAN (Rtd) at HMAS Cerberus Cemetery, Victoria. Commander Greedy joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Musician in 1965, retiring from full-time service in 2002 as the seventh Director of Music - Navy. He was remembered for his vibrant leadership, personal drive and strong management of the Royal Australian Navy Band through a time of great change.

Family, friends, past and present serving musicians came together recently to mark the passing of a man who left an indelible legacy for all Royal Australian Navy musicians.

ADFA cohort comes on board

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Australia, Commander Pat O'Brien addresses the inductees into the Navy during the Australian Defence Force Academy induction ceremony being held at Defence Force Recruiting in Adelaide.  (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Australia, Commander Pat O'Brien addresses the inductees into the Navy during the Australian Defence Force Academy induction ceremony being held at Defence Force Recruiting in Adelaide.

The Australian Defence community has continued to build for the future, with a new crop of leaders ushered into the ranks this week.

Australia Day Honours - filling opportunities with passion

Published on by LEUT Bek Williamson (author)

RADM Greg Sammut's Navy career, from command of HMAS Farncomb and HMA Ships Ballarat and Toowoomba, to leadership of the Future Submarine Program, have been recognised with the presentation of an Order of Australia (Military Division) medal in last week's Australia Day honours. (photo: )

RADM Greg Sammut's Navy career, from command of HMAS Farncomb and HMA Ships Ballarat and Toowoomba, to leadership of the Future Submarine Program, have been recognised with the presentation of an Order of Australia (Military Division) medal in last week's Australia Day honours.

Greg Sammut had a long held ambition to join the Royal Australian Navy straight out of high school in 1984.

Navy training for a brave new world

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall (left) presents Chief Petty Officer Benjamin White with an Australia Day Medallion at  HMAS Penguin.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall (left) presents Chief Petty Officer Benjamin White with an Australia Day Medallion at HMAS Penguin.

The presentation of an Australia Day Medallion has recognised the energy and drive to transform training systems at the Navy's Hydrographic School.

Cerberus celebrates with community

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Members of the Royal Austalian Navy Band, Melbourne Detachment Able Seaman Musicians Russell Oxley and Jonathan Rendell with thier fellow CFA volunteers during the Western Port Festival in Hastings, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of the Royal Austalian Navy Band, Melbourne Detachment Able Seaman Musicians Russell Oxley and Jonathan Rendell with thier fellow CFA volunteers during the Western Port Festival in Hastings, Victoria.

The Westernport Festival in Hastings, Victoria, is the largest annual civilian event in the HMAS Cerberus neighbourhood, and gives base personnel the opportunity to stand alongside other groups to celebrate their community. 

Defence members welcomed to Darwin

Published on by Simona Di Toro-Bell (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Aaron, 8, Noah, 6, mum Andrea and dad Timothy Fege, have a look at a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat used by the Royal Australian Navy with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bronson Lowe and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Justin Burgess, at the Defence Community Organisation 'Welcome to the Top End' Exhibition, held at the convention centre, Darwin.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Aaron, 8, Noah, 6, mum Andrea and dad Timothy Fege, have a look at a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat used by the Royal Australian Navy with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bronson Lowe and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Justin Burgess, at the Defence Community Organisation 'Welcome to the Top End' Exhibition, held at the convention centre, Darwin.

Defence has continued to support families relocating around Australia, with Defence Community Organisation hosting a Welcome Expo in Darwin last week.


Giving goes both ways

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author)

Leading Seaman Matthew ‘Matty’ Andrews has given 15 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy and would not have it any other way. He thoroughly enjoys his role training new officers at HMAS Creswell, teaching them the basics of going to sea during initial training. However, unlike many of his peers, to be able to focus on his work life, has had quite a few obstacles to overcome on the home front.  (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Matthew ‘Matty’ Andrews has given 15 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy and would not have it any other way. He thoroughly enjoys his role training new officers at HMAS Creswell, teaching them the basics of going to sea during initial training. However, unlike many of his peers, to be able to focus on his work life, has had quite a few obstacles to overcome on the home front.

Leading Seaman Matthew ‘Matty’ Andrews has given 15 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy and would not have it any other way.

HMAS Adelaide supports the Legacy Foundation

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Amy Campbell (author), MIDN Jarrod Buissink (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

The Ford family enjoyed the hospitality of the Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide with dinner in the VIP Dining Room.  (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

The Ford family enjoyed the hospitality of the Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide with dinner in the VIP Dining Room.

HMAS Adelaide has provided high-profile support to the Legacy Foundation by welcoming a generous family on board for a sea ride recently.