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A family tradition on Tobruk

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Bonnieville Dromgool is seen inside the sickbay onboard HMAS Tobruk during Operation Pacific Assist 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Medic Bonnieville Dromgool is seen inside the sickbay onboard HMAS Tobruk during Operation Pacific Assist 2015.

An Able Seaman aboard HMAS Tobruk who took part in Operation PACIFIC ASSIST 2015 was the second member of her family to deploy on a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief task in the ship.

A service history continues in Success

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

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Mark Butler on tactical headset while sailing towards the Mediterranean to take part in Anzac Day commemorations in Greece. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Mark Butler on tactical headset while sailing towards the Mediterranean to take part in Anzac Day commemorations in Greece.

Mark Butler has led a rich and varied life since leaving Kingston High School in Blackmans Bay, Tasmania; but through it all, the Royal Australian Navy was always in the back of his mind as a potential career path. 

Rear Admiral Campbell retires after 36 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince di Pietro, CSC, RAN, presents Rear Admiral Mark Campbell, CSC, RAN, with a gift at his retirement farewell lunch, held at the Oasis Mess, HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince di Pietro, CSC, RAN, presents Rear Admiral Mark Campbell, CSC, RAN, with a gift at his retirement farewell lunch, held at the Oasis Mess, HMAS Albatross.

Former Head Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Mark Campbell, wanted to avoid too much fuss and formality around his retirement, but there were a few significant people and places he particularly wanted to revisit prior to leaving the Royal Australian Navy after 36 years service. 

All systems go

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Weapons Electrical Engineeering Officer, Glen Cross stands on HMAS Canberra's Starboard Gun Deck with the Typhoon Stabilised Weapons System. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Weapons Electrical Engineeering Officer, Glen Cross stands on HMAS Canberra's Starboard Gun Deck with the Typhoon Stabilised Weapons System.

The attraction of a fully sponsored Bachelor’s degree lured Proserpine boy, Glen Cross to join the Navy. Sixteen years later and he is still loving it.

Ultra-effort raises funds for Legacy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Crowther and Commander Ian Young are all smiles after completing the gruelling 150km ultra marathon. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Crowther and Commander Ian Young are all smiles after completing the gruelling 150km ultra marathon.

Two Navy officers braved blisters, cramps, extreme fatigue and unfamiliar terrain to complete the 150km Anzac Ultra Marathon in under 40 hours over 10-11 April on Canberra's Centenary Trail. 

France decorates veterans with the Legion of Honour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The French Ambassador to Australia, Monsieur Christophe Lecourtier, presents Australian Second World War veteran Mr Billy McFadden, with the French Legion of Honour, at a ceremony held aboard the French Naval ship FNS Vendemiaire at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The French Ambassador to Australia, Monsieur Christophe Lecourtier, presents Australian Second World War veteran Mr Billy McFadden, with the French Legion of Honour, at a ceremony held aboard the French Naval ship FNS Vendemiaire at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The French Navy Ship Vendémiaire hosted a special ceremony alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, on 15 April when five Second World War veterans were presented with France’s highest decoration for distinguished service, the Legion of Honour.

New officers pull together for community

Published on by LEUT Damien Hansen (author), Mr Brendan Dumbrell (photographer)

New Entry Officer's Course trainees took time out of the busy pace of initial training to participate in the Nowra Relay for Life. (photo: Brendan Dumbrell)

New Entry Officer's Course trainees took time out of the busy pace of initial training to participate in the Nowra Relay for Life.

The Cancer Council’s Relay for Life is an annual world-wide event with 2015 marking the sixteenth year it has been held Australia-wide.

723 Squadron relays for life

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Adam Jameson (author), LEUT Mark Green (photographer)

Some of the 723 Squadron team taking a well earned breather. From left to right: Ms Mary Milgate, Corporal Bel Althaus, Lieutenant Nat Davies, Able Seaman Rachael Whitworth, and Able Seaman Josh Deckart. (photo: LEUT Mark Green)

Some of the 723 Squadron team taking a well earned breather. From left to right: Ms Mary Milgate, Corporal Bel Althaus, Lieutenant Nat Davies, Able Seaman Rachael Whitworth, and Able Seaman Josh Deckart.

A marathon effort was made by members of 723 Squadron during their support of the annual Relay for Life, held at Nowra Showground over 24 hours on the weekend of 28-29 March.

Indian Anzac Day for Newcastle

This article has photo gallery Published on by CHAP Andrew Watters (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaleb Cohen plays the didgeridoo during the Dawn Service held on-board the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in a short visit to Mumbai, India, as the ship and crew transit to the Middle East region in support of Operation MANITOU.
 (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaleb Cohen plays the didgeridoo during the Dawn Service held on-board the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in a short visit to Mumbai, India, as the ship and crew transit to the Middle East region in support of Operation MANITOU.

In the balmy pre-dawn quiet of a Mumbai morning, the ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle mustered on the flight deck to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings. 

Lethality key to legitimacy

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), Lisa Nipp (photographer)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, Chief of Navy, speaks on

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, Chief of Navy, speaks on "Mahan and Turner Restored: Naval Power and the Democratic State in the 21st Century" at the 2015 Sea Air Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has recently returned from a successful visit to Maryland, USA, where he was invited to speak at at the United States Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition.