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Fleet Air Arm to wow Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

The International Fleet Review (IFR) livery applied to a AS-350BA Squirrel helicopter for its role during the IFR in October 2013. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

The International Fleet Review (IFR) livery applied to a AS-350BA Squirrel helicopter for its role during the IFR in October 2013.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA) will play a spectacular role in the International Fleet Review (IFR) from 3-11 October 2013, which includes a combined flypast above more than 40 ships for the salute on Sydney Harbour.

Top birthday for HQ Northern Command

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Chief of Staff, GPCAPT William 'K9' Kourelakos and ABCIS Kiani Freeman cut the cake to the celebrate the 25th birthday of the joint Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin. (photo: Unknown)

Chief of Staff, GPCAPT William 'K9' Kourelakos and ABCIS Kiani Freeman cut the cake to the celebrate the 25th birthday of the joint Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin.

Top End Defence personnel have celebrated the 25th birthday of the Joint Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin.

100 years since HMAS Sydney (I) commissions

Published on by ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Mr James Glossop, member of HMAS Sydney Association the son of the Commissioning Commanding Officer of HMAS Sydney (I) at the HMAS Sydney (I) commemorative 100th memorial at Mosman RSL Club in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez  )

Mr James Glossop, member of HMAS Sydney Association the son of the Commissioning Commanding Officer of HMAS Sydney (I) at the HMAS Sydney (I) commemorative 100th memorial at Mosman RSL Club in Sydney.

26 June 2013 marked a very special day for the many men and women who have served in a Royal Australian Navy Ship bearing the name of Sydney, as it marked 100 years since the commissioning of the very first ship of this name.

Increased Naval movements around Garden Island

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AUS 202 Garden Island Naval Waters Buoy Movements. (photo: )

AUS 202 Garden Island Naval Waters Buoy Movements.

Residents and users of Sydney Harbour may observe increased ship movements around Garden Island, as the Royal Australian Navy prepares for the International Fleet Review and the transition to a new Fleet of ships.

HMAS Harman’s Sapphire Jubilee

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Members of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) swab the decks at HMAS Harman in 1945. (photo: )

Members of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) swab the decks at HMAS Harman in 1945.

It’s almost 70 years since Royal Australian Navy Wireless/Transmitting Station Canberra commissioned as HMAS Harman on 1 July 1943.

Albatross continues dominance in Father Mac Cup

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Lieutenant Aaron Converey (right) presents recipient of the winners cup on behalf of HMAS Albatross Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Bradley Graham during the Father Macdonald AFL Cup. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Lieutenant Aaron Converey (right) presents recipient of the winners cup on behalf of HMAS Albatross Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Bradley Graham during the Father Macdonald AFL Cup.

The 22nd Father Mac Cup was won convincingly by the HMAS Albatross Australian Rules Team at Randwick Army Barracks in Sydney last week.

Navy dominates Air Force in AFL curtain raiser

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Members of the Air Force and Navy Australian Football League (AFL) sides that played in the curtain raiser match prior to the AFL Round 17 clash between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Members of the Air Force and Navy Australian Football League (AFL) sides that played in the curtain raiser match prior to the AFL Round 17 clash between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles.

Before the West Coast Eagles and Sydney Swans took to the field at Patersons Stadium for the HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial Match, Navy and Air Force enjoyed the opportunity of playing the curtain raiser.

Swans and Eagles honour Sydney (II)

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author)

The Sydney Swans and Royal Australian Navy personnel pose alongside the HMAS Sydney (II) Commemorative trophy. Image courtesy of West Coast Eagles. (photo: Unknown. Image courtesy of West Coast Eagles.)

The Sydney Swans and Royal Australian Navy personnel pose alongside the HMAS Sydney (II) Commemorative trophy. Image courtesy of West Coast Eagles.

On Sunday, 21 July, the Australian Football League honoured the 645 brave men who perished in Australia’s greatest naval tragedy when the West Coast Eagles came head to head with Sydney Swans at Patersons Stadium for the HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial Match.

Top End Navy cross country

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Ready set run, the start line of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Ready set run, the start line of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

HMAS Coonawarra has reinvigorated the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race after a four year hiatus. Over 70 personnel posted to HMAS Coonawarra, Larrakeyah Barracks and various patrol boats took part in this year's hilly course.

Surf competition carves waves in the west

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The competitors of the inaugural Navy Surf Riders Association competition. (photo: ABIS Brad Darvill)

The competitors of the inaugural Navy Surf Riders Association competition.

The Navy Surfriders Association – West (NSA-W) Chapter held its inaugural monthly surfriders competition on Wednesday 10 July 2013 at Surf Beach, Secret Harbour, Western Australia.