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Invictus Games medal for Navy archer

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Sam Maraldo, centre, fires an arrow as Sapper Matt Taxis, left, and Private Clancy Roberts wait their turn during the novice team event at the Invictus Games in London on September 12. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Sam Maraldo, centre, fires an arrow as Sapper Matt Taxis, left, and Private Clancy Roberts wait their turn during the novice team event at the Invictus Games in London on September 12.

The novice team-recurve archery event at the Invictus Games in London was a real test of accuracy, precision and nerve. Able Seaman Electronics Technician Sam Maraldo didn't disappoint - winning a silver medal in the event on September 12.

Navy rugby celebrates a big year with a new home

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Mr Bill Slatyer, an ex member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union squad looks over old images in the historic rugby room at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Mr Bill Slatyer, an ex member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union squad looks over old images in the historic rugby room at HMAS Kuttabul.

With 2014 already proving to be a very big year for Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU), a function was held at HMAS Kuttabul last week to send off the men’s team, who will participate in the Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup in New Zealand.

Ross Marathon tests Navy runners in the Apple Isle

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

The Navy HQ Tasmania team pose for a photo at the finish line at the completion of the Ross Marathon in Tasmania. The Navy HQ Team is made up of ADF members and  civilians and family members. (photo: LSIS Jo DIlorenzo)

The Navy HQ Tasmania team pose for a photo at the finish line at the completion of the Ross Marathon in Tasmania. The Navy HQ Team is made up of ADF members and civilians and family members.

On a fresh Sunday morning in Tasmania in September, no marathon world records were broken. But, members of the Navy Headquarter Tasmania (NHQ-Tas) team that participated in the Ross Marathon achieved a number of personal best times. 

Royal gold for Navy athlete at the Invictus Games, London

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry congratulates Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Kirsty-Lee Brown, who won a gold medal in the Javelin event, which was the first medal of the Invictus Games in London.  (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry congratulates Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Kirsty-Lee Brown, who won a gold medal in the Javelin event, which was the first medal of the Invictus Games in London.

This week, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kirsty-Lee Brown of HMAS Cairns won Gold for Australia during the inaugural Invictus Games in London. Her smoking hot form in the javelin event earned her a personal congratulations from His Royal Highness, Prince Harry.

Stirling team effort by runners in the west

Published on by CMDR Michael Manfield (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Members of HMAS Stirling and Navy Running Club gather after taking part in the Perth City to Surf event, held on the 31 Aug 2014. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Members of HMAS Stirling and Navy Running Club gather after taking part in the Perth City to Surf event, held on the 31 Aug 2014.

On August 31, HMAS Stirling entered a team into the Perth City to Surf - the largest community sporting event in Western Australia - for the third consecutive year. This year was the 40th anniversary of the event.

Orions unite during Exercise KAKADU

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

P-3C Orion crews from the Royal Australian Air Force, New Zealand Air Force and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, stand in front of their aircrafts on the military hardstand at RAAF Base Darwin during Exercise KAKADU 2014. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

P-3C Orion crews from the Royal Australian Air Force, New Zealand Air Force and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, stand in front of their aircrafts on the military hardstand at RAAF Base Darwin during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

While the focus of Exercise KAKADU is on the surface ships from Australia, Japan, Pakistan and the Philippines, aircraft from Australia, Japan and New Zealand have played an equally important role in the warfare exercises being conducted off Darwin, including three variants of the Orion P-3C maritime patrol aircraft.

Commodore Warfare visits the coalition fleet for Exercise KAKADU

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy, RAN is given a tour of the Machinery Control Room (MCR) onboard Pakistan Navy Ship, PNS Saif during Exercise KAKADU 2014.   (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy, RAN is given a tour of the Machinery Control Room (MCR) onboard Pakistan Navy Ship, PNS Saif during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

In the final days of exercise of KAKADU, Commodore Peter Leavy, Commodore Warfare, visited a number of coalition ships before embarking on PNS Saif, 9 September 2014

A hungry Sydney replenishes following a victorious sea war

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Pakistan Navy ship PNS Nasr conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) with HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) during Exercise KAKADU 2014.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Pakistan Navy ship PNS Nasr conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) with HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

An overnight battle at sea with the fictional ‘Redland’ fleet during Exercise KAKADU 2014 saw victory by the ‘Blueland’ forces.

Exercise KAKADU 2014 concludes with sea battle over disputed territory

Published on by LCDR Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle and HMAS Arunta conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with Pakistan Navy Ship, PNS Saif during Exercise KAKADU 2014.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Newcastle and HMAS Arunta conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with Pakistan Navy Ship, PNS Saif during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

The Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercise has ended after a final week of war games off the coast of Darwin between eight ships, 26 aircraft and over 1,200 people from 15 Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean navies.

 

Interoperability begins at home

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

From left, Maritime Trade Operations Officers, Lieutenant Rob Webber, Lieutenant Commander Peter Button, Harbour Master of Darwin Port Corporation Captain Tony O'Malley and Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd at the Darwin Port Corporation, Darwin, Northern Territory.   (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

From left, Maritime Trade Operations Officers, Lieutenant Rob Webber, Lieutenant Commander Peter Button, Harbour Master of Darwin Port Corporation Captain Tony O'Malley and Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd at the Darwin Port Corporation, Darwin, Northern Territory.

While the focus of attention during Exercise KAKADU 2014 is on the interoperability of the coalition fleet at sea in the waters north of Australia, several teams of people have been working hard in Darwin to ensure smooth sailing.