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Falintil Day celebrated with close neighbour

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Members of the F-FDTL march at Taci Tolu (Three Seas) for the 40th anniversary of FALANTIL Day. (photo: Leut Jessica O'Brien)

Members of the F-FDTL march at Taci Tolu (Three Seas) for the 40th anniversary of FALANTIL Day.

HMAS Huon has made her second visit in 12 months to close neighbour, East Timor, continuing to strengthen the relationship between the Australian Defence Force and the Timor-Leste Defence Force.

All at sea in Timor Leste

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Phase III Maritime Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant McKay assists a member of the F-FDTL with their navigation skills. (photo: Leut Jessica O'Brien)

Phase III Maritime Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant McKay assists a member of the F-FDTL with their navigation skills.

HMAS Huon has conducted an official visit to Dili, Timor Leste, in support of the 40th Anniversary of Falantil Day.

 

New depths and new colours

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Since 1920 the RAN has been responsible for surveying and charting Australian waters, with the Australian Charting Area currently covering an area of approximately 1/8th of the Earth’s surface. (photo: Unknown)

Since 1920 the RAN has been responsible for surveying and charting Australian waters, with the Australian Charting Area currently covering an area of approximately 1/8th of the Earth’s surface.

Navy has some seriously high flying quiet achievers, especially the sailors and officers of the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight, based out of Cairns.

Navy steaming forward as part of One Defence

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First Principles Review Team discussing matters that relate to obtaining fast and slick equipment for sailors. (photo: Unknown)

First Principles Review Team discussing matters that relate to obtaining fast and slick equipment for sailors.

Defence has been undertaking department-wide changes as a result of recommendations from the First Principles Review, announced by the Minister for Defence in April, and since then, major work has been undertaken to simplify decision-making, heighten accountability and deliver capability on time, fit for purpose and on budget.

Rankin catches Leeuwin home

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Sub Lieutenant Allan Dennis, Commanding Officer Doug Theobald and STS Leeuwin II Relief Captain Colin Jones. (photo: Ashleigh Tapper)

Sub Lieutenant Allan Dennis, Commanding Officer Doug Theobald and STS Leeuwin II Relief Captain Colin Jones.

Dirk Hartog Island off Western Australia was the backdrop to a maritime rendezvous in June when Sail Training Ship Leeuwin II encountered Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Rankin returning home from a South-East Asian deployment.

Successful command comes to an end in Toowoomba

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Outgoing Commanding Officer of HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Cath Hayes, RAN, hands over the 'Ship's Weight' to Officer in Charge of FFH (Fast Frigate Helo) Support Team, Lieutenant Andrew Petrie before her final departure from the ship. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Outgoing Commanding Officer of HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Cath Hayes, RAN, hands over the 'Ship's Weight' to Officer in Charge of FFH (Fast Frigate Helo) Support Team, Lieutenant Andrew Petrie before her final departure from the ship.

After two years at the helm of HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Catherine Hayes has relinquished command at a ceremony alongside at Fleet Base West, in Rockingham.

New generation of aviators carry the torch

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Navy’s most recent addition to BFTS, Lieutenant Dave Lacey, joined from 808SQN after completing the Flying Instructor Course with the Central Flying School at RAAF Base East Sale. (photo: Unknown)

Navy’s most recent addition to BFTS, Lieutenant Dave Lacey, joined from 808SQN after completing the Flying Instructor Course with the Central Flying School at RAAF Base East Sale.

Navy pilots at the Australian Defence Force’s Basic Flying Training School in Tamworth have been likened to ‘fish out of water’ because they are so far from the sea.

Seaworthiness strategy launched

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Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN launched the Fleet Seaworthiness Strategy at Fleet Headquarters, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN launched the Fleet Seaworthiness Strategy at Fleet Headquarters, Sydney.

Navy's path to a mature Seaworthiness system was launched by Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, during the HMAS Success & Sirius Seaworthiness Board on 29 July.

HMAS Leeuwin celebrates renewed ties

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Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bill and Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Ashley Ames refurbish a dilapidated classroom at Rotuma High School. (photo: ABCIS Smith)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bill and Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Ashley Ames refurbish a dilapidated classroom at Rotuma High School.

The ship's company of Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic ship HMAS Leeuwin was able to share a significant milestone recently with Fijian Navy colleagues.

Squadron flies high

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(Front L-R) Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents the McNicholl trophy, to 808 Squadron which is accepted by the Commanding Officer, Commander Adrian Capner, RAN. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(Front L-R) Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents the McNicholl trophy, to 808 Squadron which is accepted by the Commanding Officer, Commander Adrian Capner, RAN.

Since 1968, the prestigious McNicoll Trophy has been awarded annually to the Royal Australian Navy helicopter squadron which has excelled in all aspects of aviation operations, safety, reliability and unit level training.