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The RSL’s generosity to HMAS Success

Published on by CHAP Colin Tett (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Sailors onboard HMAS Success currently deployed in the Middle East share a laugh while playing guitar in their down time, from left; Able Seaman Marine Technician Damien Mann, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Luke Horsburgh and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben McNeil. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Sailors onboard HMAS Success currently deployed in the Middle East share a laugh while playing guitar in their down time, from left; Able Seaman Marine Technician Damien Mann, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Luke Horsburgh and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben McNeil.

The name ‘Returned and Services League’ or RSL as it is more commonly known, conjures images of the local club. However, behind this ‘shopfront’ is an organisation which directly supports the men and women of the Australian Defence Force who deploy today.

808 Squadron on task in Tassie

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABATV Cameron Green (photographer)

Over the period of 25th - 27th May 2015, one MRH 90 from 808 Sqn at HMAS ALBATROSS conducted navigation training and support to Clearance Diving Team Ten in Tasmania. (photo: ABATV Cameron Green)

Over the period of 25th - 27th May 2015, one MRH 90 from 808 Sqn at HMAS ALBATROSS conducted navigation training and support to Clearance Diving Team Ten in Tasmania.

Navy's MRH 90 helicopters from 808 Squadron in Nowra, New South Wales, are infinitely capable, proving they can do the 'heavy lifting' recently in a self-sufficient deployment to Tasmania.

Expert panel for submarine selection

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Sheean sails through Cockburn Sound as they prepare to berth alongside HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Sheean sails through Cockburn Sound as they prepare to berth alongside HMAS Stirling.

An Expert Advisory Panel has been established to oversee the competitive evaluation process for Australia’s future submarine.

Anzac’s band visits Royal Marines School of Music

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author)

Able Seamen Musicians Thomas Brooke and Blair Reardon play with a Royal Marine School of Music student, during a visit to the Royal Marines School of Music in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Able Seamen Musicians Thomas Brooke and Blair Reardon play with a Royal Marine School of Music student, during a visit to the Royal Marines School of Music in Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

The five member detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band currently embarked in the helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac recently had the opportunity to engage with their British counterparts and members of the public during Anzac’s port visit to Portsmouth, England. 

In the historical wake

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Alexandra Abley (author), LCDR Adam Muckalt (photographer), POPH Kev Bristow (photographer)

Lieutenant Thomas Rue and Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Alyce Houley onboard HMAS Melville while out at sea. (photo: LCDR Adam Muckalt)

Lieutenant Thomas Rue and Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Alyce Houley onboard HMAS Melville while out at sea.

“This day prov’d as favourable to our purpose as we could wish, not a cloud was to be seen the whole day and the air was perfectly clear.”

Army get on board with lift from Navy helicopters

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author)

808 Squadron in Nowra, New South Wales, support their Army colleagues from 8 Brigade during training serials at Singleton Barracks. (photo: Unknown)

808 Squadron in Nowra, New South Wales, support their Army colleagues from 8 Brigade during training serials at Singleton Barracks.

One of the Royal Australian Navy's MRH90 helicopters from 808 Squadron in Nowra, New South Wales, has recently supported their Army colleagues from 8 Brigade during training serials at Singleton Barracks. 

Special commissioning gift for Squadron

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Trevor Veale (photographer)

A sword presented to visiting AS350 Squirrel Pilots Lieutenant  Mark Green and Lieutenant Dean Williams by Coffs Harbour RSL president Bob Payne. (photo: Mr Trevor Veale)

A sword presented to visiting AS350 Squirrel Pilots Lieutenant Mark Green and Lieutenant Dean Williams by Coffs Harbour RSL president Bob Payne.

Royal Australian Navy units foster close relationships with communities throughout Australia through the tradition of being 'adopted' by a city. The connection between Navy personnel and these communities is developed and celebrated through participation in ceremonial events such as Anzac Day and the granting of Freedom of Entry. Less formal activities can include school visits or mentoring local cadet units. 

Australian frigate visits France

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Amy De Boer carries the Australian National Flag during a D-Day commemorative service at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Bayeux, France.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Amy De Boer carries the Australian National Flag during a D-Day commemorative service at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Bayeux, France.

The Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has arrived in France, as part of her NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment.

Indian Navy crosses oceans to visit Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Indian Navy Ships Satpura and Kamorta, alongside in Fremantle, Western Australia (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Indian Navy Ships Satpura and Kamorta, alongside in Fremantle, Western Australia

Two Indian Navy ships Satpura and Kamorta have been conducting training and security patrols while transiting the Indian Ocean and arrived in Fremantle on 4 June on a goodwill visit.

Successful training venture

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Churcher (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Lieutenant Michael Bonning explains advanced airway access to members of HMAS Success' Ships Company during a training exercise while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Lieutenant Michael Bonning explains advanced airway access to members of HMAS Success' Ships Company during a training exercise while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

Not satisfied with their achievements during their recent Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East, the crew of HMAS Success has spent the return trip refreshing essential skills and cross-training.