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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.

Best base for Kuttabul

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN, Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, AC, DSC (Ret’d), and HMAS Kuttabul's Ship's Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik, hold the Governor's Cup in front of the parade at Ceremonial Divisions held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre.
 (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN, Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, AC, DSC (Ret’d), and HMAS Kuttabul's Ship's Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik, hold the Governor's Cup in front of the parade at Ceremonial Divisions held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre.

The Governor’s Cup has been awarded to HMAS Kuttabul as the best performing Royal Australian Navy shore establishment in all aspects of operations, safety, training and support to the fleet for the year.

Veterans tour HMAS Perth

Published on by LCDR Rob Roscoe (author), ABEW Griffiths (photographer)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Perth, Captain Ivan Ingham, receives on behalf of the ship, a replica HMAS Perth I crest, hand crafted by HMAS Perth Association member, Mr Terry Blanch (left), whose father was lost on HMAS Perth I, and Mr Frank McGovern, a survivor from the World War II cruiser. (photo: ABEW GRIFFITHS)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Perth, Captain Ivan Ingham, receives on behalf of the ship, a replica HMAS Perth I crest, hand crafted by HMAS Perth Association member, Mr Terry Blanch (left), whose father was lost on HMAS Perth I, and Mr Frank McGovern, a survivor from the World War II cruiser.

On a recent shore visit to Sydney, HMAS Perth hosted members of the New South Wales HMAS Perth Association, which included the Perth I survivor, Mr Frank McGovern. The veterans were given a guided tour through the ship and shown the state-of-the-art equipment installed as part of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade.

Best food in the fleet

Published on by LCDR Christopher McGregor (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Coalition observers from Exercise KAKADU 2014 enjoy afternoon tea in the Wardroom of HMAS Stuart during a tour hosted by the ship's Commanding Officer, Commander Aaron Nye, RAN as part of Exercise KAKADU 2014 in Darwin, Northern Territory.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Coalition observers from Exercise KAKADU 2014 enjoy afternoon tea in the Wardroom of HMAS Stuart during a tour hosted by the ship's Commanding Officer, Commander Aaron Nye, RAN as part of Exercise KAKADU 2014 in Darwin, Northern Territory.

It is said that an Army marches on its stomach, but it is absolutely certain that the galley is the 'engine room' for a ship's company.