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Young and young at heart on tour

Published on by LCDR Robert Roscoe (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The Assistant Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer of HMAS Perth, Lieutenant Sam Gray, RAN gives cadets from Training Ship Perth a tour of the ship, including the Operations Room and Bridge. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Assistant Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer of HMAS Perth, Lieutenant Sam Gray, RAN gives cadets from Training Ship Perth a tour of the ship, including the Operations Room and Bridge.

Australian Navy Cadets, members of the HMAS Perth Association and the Navy League were recently given the opportunity to visit HMAS Perth, showcasing the future capability of the Anzac class fleet.

Ship sets sail on family day

Published on by LCDR Christopher McGregor (author), WO Tim Badger (photographer)

SBLT Rory Lea-McLaren with his family onboard HMAS Stuart for the end of year family cruise. (L-R) Mr Stuart Howie, Mrs Toni Lea-Howie, Ms Grace Howie, Ms Charlotte Howie, SBLT Rory Lea-McLaren, Ms Emily Rushton. (photo: WO Tim Badger)

SBLT Rory Lea-McLaren with his family onboard HMAS Stuart for the end of year family cruise. (L-R) Mr Stuart Howie, Mrs Toni Lea-Howie, Ms Grace Howie, Ms Charlotte Howie, SBLT Rory Lea-McLaren, Ms Emily Rushton.

HMAS Stuart wrapped up 2014 in style with a families' cruise on 18 December to thank those who had supported the ship over what was a long and demanding year for the ‘Tartan Terror’.

Running for a cause

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Competitors participating in the 4km walk leave the start line during the HMAS Albatross Tour the T. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Competitors participating in the 4km walk leave the start line during the HMAS Albatross Tour the T.

More than 200 people took advantage of the rare opportunity to tread the tarmac when the T-shaped HMAS Albatross airfield was closed for the fifth annual 'Tour the T' charity fun run in early December.

Canberra’s unforgettable experience

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Canberra takes pride of place between the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the Australia Day ceremony, which involved a 21 gun salute to His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd) Governor of New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Canberra takes pride of place between the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the Australia Day ceremony, which involved a 21 gun salute to His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd) Governor of New South Wales.

Almost as high as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and longer than two football fields, no-one could miss HMAS Canberra as she took centre stage in Sydney Harbour for the Australia Day celebrations.

Navy centre stage for Australia Day 2015

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Steward Leigh McDonald stands on the quarterdeck as HMAS Canberra sails from Sydney Harbour. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Steward Leigh McDonald stands on the quarterdeck as HMAS Canberra sails from Sydney Harbour.

After a well earned Christmas break the ship’s company of HMAS Canberra have taken the newly commissioned Landing Helicopter Dock to sea for the first time this year. In the lead up to Australia Day where the ship will take centre stage on Sydney Harbour, the crew have been put through a range of scenarios to ensure the ship’s safety.

Australia Day comes to Canberra

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

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN speaks at the announcement of the 2015 Australia Day program onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN speaks at the announcement of the 2015 Australia Day program onboard HMAS Canberra.

HMAS Canberra hosted the launch of the Australia Day Council of New South Wales' 2015 Australia Day Program this week in spectacular style.

Smooth sailing for Navy team

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel participate in the Inter-Service Yachting Championships held on Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Australian Defence Force personnel participate in the Inter-Service Yachting Championships held on Sydney Harbour.

Navy yachtsmen dominated the Interservice Yachting Championships, winning the overall competition held on Sydney Harbour from 8-12 December.

Cricket the ticket to cooperation

Published on by LEUT Michelle Rayner (author), PO1 Todd Stevenson Royal Canadian Navy (photographer)

United Kingdom Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) (blue and white) came out in the lead in a Boxing Day cricket match against Combined Task Force (CTF 150) Canadian and Australian personnel. 
 (photo: PO1 Todd Stevenson, RCN)

United Kingdom Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) (blue and white) came out in the lead in a Boxing Day cricket match against Combined Task Force (CTF 150) Canadian and Australian personnel.

Operational tasking was put on hold for some of Combined Task Force 150 on Boxing Day, and the gloves were on for a showdown of epic proportions.

Sydney leads a working Navy in 2014

Published on by CMDR Karl Brinckmann (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Sydney sails off the coast of Jervis Bay, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Sydney sails off the coast of Jervis Bay, New South Wales.

The year commenced as the one in which HMAS Sydney was set to decommission, but rather than slowly decline with age, Sydney completed one of the busiest years in its 32 year history.

The 'Enduring' Squirrel still going strong

Published on by SBLT Adam Jameson (author), Mr Jeffrey Chartier (photographer)

AS350BA Squirrel helicopter 806 at the Naval Air Station, HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: Mr Jeffrey Chartier)

AS350BA Squirrel helicopter 806 at the Naval Air Station, HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

For the venerable AS350BA ‘Squirrel’ helicopter and the men and women of 723 Squadron, 2014 proved to be a remarkable year.