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Lieutenant James Buchanan, DFC

Published on by Sea Power Centre - Australia (author)

Lieutenant James Buchanan is unloading his pistol after his last flight in Vietnam. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant James Buchanan is unloading his pistol after his last flight in Vietnam.

The Australian International Airshow 2015 pays tribute to Anzac and the heroes of military aviation.  It is the major theme of the event and as such will be the first significant observance of the Gallipoli campaign in its centenary year.  The airshow features an emotional and moving tribute to our aviators from Gallipoli to the present day. During the Australian International Airshow, Navy Daily will highlight the significant contribution of naval aviators from the First World War to the present day.

Tridents Rugby League team regroup to beat Air Force

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), CPL Shannon McCarthy (photographer)

Able Seaman Keven Allsopp, breaks away during the Inter-Service Rugby League competition, between Navy and Air Force.  (photo: CPL Shannon McCarthy)

Able Seaman Keven Allsopp, breaks away during the Inter-Service Rugby League competition, between Navy and Air Force.

The Navy Tridents Rugby League team are regrouping after losing to Army but beating Air Force in a tightly fought series in Brisbane recently.

Gold medal hopes for Albatross sailor

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Leading Seaman Chad Poland of the Royal Australian Navy Tactical Electronic Warfare Support Section recently returned to Surf Life Saving after a 6 year break due to Defence commitments.  (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Chad Poland of the Royal Australian Navy Tactical Electronic Warfare Support Section recently returned to Surf Life Saving after a 6 year break due to Defence commitments.

Leading Seaman Chad Poland of the Royal Australian Navy Tactical Electronic Warfare Support Section at HMAS Albatross has had a sensational start to 2015.  

Rugby Women - Top 4 in Australia

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Vika Pinomi, steps past multiple defenders from the ACT National Team, during the Australian Rugby Union 7's competition, Narrabeen, NSW.   (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Vika Pinomi, steps past multiple defenders from the ACT National Team, during the Australian Rugby Union 7's competition, Narrabeen, NSW.

It was their favoured wet weather rugby that saw the Australian Services Rugby Union Women’s team hit the ground running with a win in their first game of the Australian Rugby Union 7s competition played in Sydney on 7-8 March.

Rugby Women look to shine

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Members from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby union team defend against the Royal Australian Air Force at the try line during the 2014 Australian Services Rugby Championships held at the UNSW David Phillips Oval, Daceyville, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Members from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby union team defend against the Royal Australian Air Force at the try line during the 2014 Australian Services Rugby Championships held at the UNSW David Phillips Oval, Daceyville, Sydney.

It is a case of hard work and dirty boots for Australian Services Women’s Rugby Union team this week as they prepare for the Australian Rugby Union 7s Tournament at the Sydney Sports Centre, Narrabeen on the weekend.

Navy Lawn Bowls on a wining streak

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPO Gregory McClelland (author)

Warrant Officer Eric 'Shadey' Lane during the finals of the Victorian RSL State Triples Championships. (photo: LSIS Neil Richards)

Warrant Officer Eric 'Shadey' Lane during the finals of the Victorian RSL State Triples Championships.

The Victorian section of the Navy's Lawn Bowls Team is celebrating success having won the RSL State Triples competition after intense qualifying rounds held over three weeks. 

Canberra back to back contenders for 'Father Mac Cup'

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Dimitri Garoufalis takes a mark during training for the upcoming AFL 'Father Mac Cup' in the hangar onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Dimitri Garoufalis takes a mark during training for the upcoming AFL 'Father Mac Cup' in the hangar onboard HMAS Canberra.

Not only can HMAS Canberra house over 100 vehicles and 16 helicopters, she is large enough for ship’s company to play AFL in the hangar.

Final entry into Sydney for city’s namesake warship

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Sydney sails past the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House for the last time as she heads into Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

HMAS Sydney sails past the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House for the last time as she heads into Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.

HMAS Sydney (IV) entered Sydney Heads for the final time as a Royal Australian Navy ship this morning, before being welcomed alongside Garden Island by former sailors, officers and support staff.

Team Newcastle put through their paces

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Hugh Clifford (author)

The Flight Deck Marshaller signals the Flight Deck Team to return from the Flight Deck as the

The Flight Deck Marshaller signals the Flight Deck Team to return from the Flight Deck as the "Lashings" are removed from the embarked Seahawk to commence night flying operations as part of continuation and consolidation training on-board HMAS Newcastle, in preparation for Mission Readiness Work-Up Evaluations in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area, off the NSW South Coast.

After a busy period of maintenance, HMAS Newcastle  once again stretched her sea legs when she put to sea in early February for a 'shakedown' week. Newcastle is currently preparing for a six month deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation MANITOU.

Gascoyne successfully clears ‘minefield’

Published on by LEUT Alexandra Rayner (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(R) Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton, with Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy, RAN, during a display of the ship's Mine Warfare Mine Disposal Vehicle (in background), during Exercise Mulgogger held in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(R) Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton, with Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy, RAN, during a display of the ship's Mine Warfare Mine Disposal Vehicle (in background), during Exercise Mulgogger held in Jervis Bay.

The waters in and around Jervis Bay were successfully cleared of 'mines' recently, during the Mine Counter Measure and Clearance Diving tactical training exercise – Exercise MULGOGGER.