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Advocate sails with HMAS Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Justin Lamb helps Defence Force Advocate Jeffrey Phillips adjust his OCCABA mask before joining a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Darwin. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Justin Lamb helps Defence Force Advocate Jeffrey Phillips adjust his OCCABA mask before joining a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Darwin.

The Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal's Australian Defence Force Advocate, Mr Jeffery Phillips SC, recently took to sea in HMAS Darwin to get a better understanding of life on a Royal Australian Navy ship.

Rear Admiral's South African Commemoration

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Australian Military Representative to NATO and the European Union, Rear Admiral Allan Du toit, AM, RAN, and Chief of Naval Staff, South African Navy, Rear Admiral Robert Higgs, SM, MMM, LOM, SAN, at the official reception onboard HMAS Anzac, in Cape Town, South Africa.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Australian Military Representative to NATO and the European Union, Rear Admiral Allan Du toit, AM, RAN, and Chief of Naval Staff, South African Navy, Rear Admiral Robert Higgs, SM, MMM, LOM, SAN, at the official reception onboard HMAS Anzac, in Cape Town, South Africa.

A special milestone was recognised in Cape Town, South Africa recently, when Australian Rear Admiral Allan du Toit, clocked up a combined 40 years of naval service, firstly in the South African Navy and, for the past 28 years, in the Royal Australian Navy.

Navy pitches in for all creatures great and small

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Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Sonia Leon Sepulveda (left) and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Melanie Nann sell upcakes to raise money for the RSPCA. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Sonia Leon Sepulveda (left) and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Melanie Nann sell upcakes to raise money for the RSPCA.

On 25 August, Navy Strategic Command and the Office of the Chief of Navy came together for the annual RSPCA cupcake day to raise money for all creatures great and small.

 

Navy Variety Bash Team back after 'bashing' across the continent for charity

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Lieutenant Commander Graeme Wong (right) and Warrant Officer Poole meet with the Yalata community during the Royal Australian Navy's 2015 Variety Bash event. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Graeme Wong (right) and Warrant Officer Poole meet with the Yalata community during the Royal Australian Navy's 2015 Variety Bash event.

Now back from 'bashing' across the continent for charity - Petty Officer Musician Esa Thomas reflects how a year of fundraising, led the Navy team to depart Bass Hill on 2 August as part of the NSW Variety Bash. 

Giving is a great reward

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author)

The longest serving sailor in Navy’s history, Warrant Officer Martin Grogan, of HMAS Cerberus, and Mrs Stewart. (photo: Unknown)

The longest serving sailor in Navy’s history, Warrant Officer Martin Grogan, of HMAS Cerberus, and Mrs Stewart.

For more than 90 years Legatees have been supporting the widows and dependents of Australia’s deceased veterans.

Defence blood challenge launched

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Rear Admiral Jonathon Mead with Petty Officer Chris Ramirez at the 2015 Defence Blood Challenge launch held at Red Cross Canberra Donor Centre in Garran.  (photo: Lauren Larking)

Rear Admiral Jonathon Mead with Petty Officer Chris Ramirez at the 2015 Defence Blood Challenge launch held at Red Cross Canberra Donor Centre in Garran.

Defence has launched a challenge to its personnel to donate enough blood for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service to potentially save the lives of more than 18,000 Australians.

Monument to Sailors gathers momentum

Published on by LCDR Brian Lane (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Tim Barret, AO, CSC, RAN, meets with the Directors of the Australian Sailors Monument, Commodore Bob Trotter, RAN (Rtd), and Project Convenor Mr Gavin Ryan at HMAS Stirling to discuss the proposed sailor's monument at Fremantle WA. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Tim Barret, AO, CSC, RAN, meets with the Directors of the Australian Sailors Monument, Commodore Bob Trotter, RAN (Rtd), and Project Convenor Mr Gavin Ryan at HMAS Stirling to discuss the proposed sailor's monument at Fremantle WA.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has been updated on a plan to build a $2 million sculpture to acknowledge the contribution of sailors to Australia's history, during his recent visit to HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.

Japanese wartime widow finds peace in Darwin

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Dr Tom Lewis, OAM, assists Members of the Ito family commit a bunch of flowers to sea in memory of Miyoko and Shinji Kawahara, after completing a dignified ceremony to lay to rest the ashes of Mrs Miyoko kawahara, the wife of WWII aircrew member Shinji Kawahara, who was shot down in action outside Darwin Harbour in 1943. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Dr Tom Lewis, OAM, assists Members of the Ito family commit a bunch of flowers to sea in memory of Miyoko and Shinji Kawahara, after completing a dignified ceremony to lay to rest the ashes of Mrs Miyoko kawahara, the wife of WWII aircrew member Shinji Kawahara, who was shot down in action outside Darwin Harbour in 1943.

A Japanese woman has laid her mother's ashes to rest in Darwin waters, in the same ocean where her father - shot down in 1943 in combat off the Northern Territory coast - lies with his Second World War Dinah aircraft.

The best of both worlds

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The Navy Team have successfully finished the 2015 NSW Bass Hill to Bunbury Variety Bash. After a car parade through the Main Street of Bunbury, the Variety Bash was met at the finish line at Leschnault Inlet Park by the Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia who entertained the excited Bashers and local public. Final totals of fundraising are yet to come in, but it is expected that $2 million will be close to being reached. (photo: Unknown)

The Navy Team have successfully finished the 2015 NSW Bass Hill to Bunbury Variety Bash. After a car parade through the Main Street of Bunbury, the Variety Bash was met at the finish line at Leschnault Inlet Park by the Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia who entertained the excited Bashers and local public. Final totals of fundraising are yet to come in, but it is expected that $2 million will be close to being reached.

The Navy Variety Bash team arrived in Bunbury on 10 August, after traversing the continent raising funds and awareness for Variety - the Children's Charity.

Stirling commemorates Centenary of Anzac

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, and members of the Navy Senior Leadership Group, along with Senior Sailors and Officers from HMAS Stirling attend the 100th Anniversary of Anzac Mess Dinner held in the Sir James Stirling Mess. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, and members of the Navy Senior Leadership Group, along with Senior Sailors and Officers from HMAS Stirling attend the 100th Anniversary of Anzac Mess Dinner held in the Sir James Stirling Mess.

HMAS Stirling has marked the Centenary of Anzac with a recent mess dinner attended by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, and members of Chief of Navy’s Senior Advisory Committee.