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Bandies march to a different beat

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (author and photographer), ABMUSN Murray Jongeling (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia members, Trombone player, Petty Officer Musician Brian Horlock sits side by side with Drummer, Able Seaman Nathan Hicks in the Defence Music Centre at Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta, WA. Both Reserve Navy Musicians are Police Officers in their other jobs. (photo: ABMUSN Murray Jongeling)

Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia members, Trombone player, Petty Officer Musician Brian Horlock sits side by side with Drummer, Able Seaman Nathan Hicks in the Defence Music Centre at Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta, WA. Both Reserve Navy Musicians are Police Officers in their other jobs.

Two members of the Royal Australian Navy Reserve might look like relaxed musicians but you may not be so calm if you met them in their civilian roles with Western Australian Police.

Rare opportunity for third engineer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Leading Seaman Shaun Ware speaks with students during the Defence Force Recruiting Expo in Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Leading Seaman Shaun Ware speaks with students during the Defence Force Recruiting Expo in Hobart, Tasmania.

Young Endeavour’s third engineer, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Shaun Ware, joined the Navy in 2003 and has since travelled the world.

Tribute to brothers in arms

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Dorian Broomhall performs the Last Post during a ceremonial planting of a symbolic Lone Pine Tree at the Crib Point Cemetery, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Able Seaman Musician Dorian Broomhall performs the Last Post during a ceremonial planting of a symbolic Lone Pine Tree at the Crib Point Cemetery, Victoria.

A Navy Band bugle, dedicated to Second World War Bandsman Arnold Partington, has become a cherished item for one Navy musician.

Tasmanian goodwill assists families in need

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commander Lewis Gaha (left) joins Able Seaman Kyle Wade-Cooper and Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham to pack food hampers at Foodbank of Tasmania. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Lewis Gaha (left) joins Able Seaman Kyle Wade-Cooper and Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham to pack food hampers at Foodbank of Tasmania.

Navy Headquarters Tasmania personnel have helped put food on table for 150 families after volunteering their time at Foodbank of Tasmania. 

Navy the ‘career of choice’ for indigenous students

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Isabella Muckalt (author), LEUT Noel Smith (photographer)

Hydrographers in Cairns recently hosted 24 students from Djarragun College onboard HMAS Leeuwin for a tour and Navy familiarisation visit. (photo: LEUT Noel Smith)

Hydrographers in Cairns recently hosted 24 students from Djarragun College onboard HMAS Leeuwin for a tour and Navy familiarisation visit.

Hydrographers in Cairns recently hosted 24 students from Djarragun College onboard HMAS Leeuwin for a tour and Navy familiarisation visit.

HMAS Albatross provides Navy experience for school students

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

A student from Vincentia High School conducts the righting drill on a 25 man life raft. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

A student from Vincentia High School conducts the righting drill on a 25 man life raft.

Jervis Bay provided the perfect backdrop for 30 high school students as they plunged into Navy style sea survival drills at Huskisson Sea Pool this week.

Navy Headquarters - Tasmania supports those in need

Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), Unknown (photographer)

Tasmanian Navy personnel hit the kitchen at Hobart's Ronald McDonald house recently, to make life a little easier for the families of sick children. (photo: Unknown)

Tasmanian Navy personnel hit the kitchen at Hobart's Ronald McDonald house recently, to make life a little easier for the families of sick children.

Tasmanian Navy personnel hit the kitchen at Hobart’s Ronald McDonald house recently, to make life a little easier for the families of sick children.

Ex-HMA Ships Tobruk and Sydney to be offered as dive wrecks

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Sydney enters Sydney Harbour for the last time while flying her decommissioning pennant. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Sydney enters Sydney Harbour for the last time while flying her decommissioning pennant.

Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne has announced that the decommissioned vessels, ex-HMA Ships Tobruk and Sydney, will be offered to the states and territories for the creation of dive wrecks.

Navy on show in Harvey

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

Community members of Harvey, Wesern Australia with members of the Royal Australian Navy during the Harvey festival. (photo: Unknown)

Community members of Harvey, Wesern Australia with members of the Royal Australian Navy during the Harvey festival.

Navy was on show in Western Australia’s southwest recently when the HMAS Stirling Community Engagement team attended the annual Harvey Harvest Festival.

Long table provides valuable experience for Navy chefs

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef (ML-C) Dawn Kenwright and Seaman ML-C Joah Walford cover one of the paellas dishes for the Long Table Lunch at the Rockingham Foreshore Beach. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef (ML-C) Dawn Kenwright and Seaman ML-C Joah Walford cover one of the paellas dishes for the Long Table Lunch at the Rockingham Foreshore Beach.

The chefs at HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, have recently been getting the chance to mix their skills with some of the best in the business.