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Harman delivers a charitable Legacy

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Commander Alison Westwood, accompanied by key executive staff attended the Queanbeyan Legacy Ladies Christmas Luncheon (photo: Unknown)

Commander Alison Westwood, accompanied by key executive staff attended the Queanbeyan Legacy Ladies Christmas Luncheon

On 3 December, the Commanding Officer of Canberra establishment, HMAS Harman, was delighted to be 'across the border' in New South Wales to present a cheque for just over $22,000 to Queanbeyan Legacy.

Blood Challenge met by Sydney bases

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Commander Ian Campbell, Lieutenant Partridge and ‘Billy the Blood Drop’ wait to greet the HMAS Watson personnel who came across the water by boat to donate. (photo: WO Ian Daley)

Commander Ian Campbell, Lieutenant Partridge and ‘Billy the Blood Drop’ wait to greet the HMAS Watson personnel who came across the water by boat to donate.

The ship’s company of Sydney base, HMAS Penguin and visitors from HMA Ships Watson and Waterhen answered the call from the Red Cross Blood Service for donations on in late November.

Tobruk to become dive wreck

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HMAS Tobruk sails out of Sydney Harbour for the last time just days before decommissioning (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Tobruk sails out of Sydney Harbour for the last time just days before decommissioning

Home to many thousands of Australian Defence Force members over the past three and a half decades, the former HMAS Tobruk will now be home to sealife and recreational divers.

Watson targets children’s hospital

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Watson’s Executive Officer, Commander Matthew Shand presented a cheque for $2725.00 which will be used in the treatment of sick children in the hospital’s cardiac ward. (photo: Unknown)

Watson’s Executive Officer, Commander Matthew Shand presented a cheque for $2725.00 which will be used in the treatment of sick children in the hospital’s cardiac ward.

With their motto we find, we fix - HMAS Watson certainly did that when the ship's company rallied to raise funds through raffles and collection tins to support the Sydney Children's Hospital.

Recruits continue fine tradition

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Members of General Entry 348 Taylor Division stand 'at ease' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: )

Members of General Entry 348 Taylor Division stand 'at ease' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

While December marked the start of summer, rain and 12 degrees greeted families and friends of General Entry 348, Taylor Division on their graduation from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School on 8 December.

Band plays an international tune

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy Band on tour in Malaysia (photo: Unknown)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy Band on tour in Malaysia

It's not unusual for the Navy to deploy but it is not every day that the Royal Australian Navy band goes on an international tour.

Parramatta service honours sacrifice

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Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jasmine Smale folds the Australian White Ensign on the flight deck of HMAS Parramatta during a ceremonial sunset to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Parramatta II at Fleet Base East, Sydney.   (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jasmine Smale folds the Australian White Ensign on the flight deck of HMAS Parramatta during a ceremonial sunset to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Parramatta II at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

A service was held in Parramatta on 27 November to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the loss of the Grimsby-class sloop HMAS Parramatta II.

ADFA Midshipmen rejoin the Fleet

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The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) held its Graduation Parade on Thursday December 8, 2016. 240 officer cadets and midshipmen graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy. (photo: Michael Jackson-Rand)

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) held its Graduation Parade on Thursday December 8, 2016. 240 officer cadets and midshipmen graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy.

Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy are set to rejoin the fleet after graduating from tertiary studies at the University of New South Wales campus in Canberra. 

Firefly tragedy remembered

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Firefly memorabilia on display during the Firefly memorial in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Firefly memorabilia on display during the Firefly memorial in Jervis Bay.

A poignant ceremony was held off the New South Wales south coast on 27 November to mark the loss of aircraft and life 60 years ago.

Art therapy brings a new perspective

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A guest views some of the static displays that were presented for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program. (photo: CMDR Chloe Wootten)

A guest views some of the static displays that were presented for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.

Eight Navy members swapped sea time for stagecraft, scripts and sculpture during November as part of an arts-based recovery program focussing on creative care.