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Farewell tribute to Arthur Bancroft: A legend and inspiration

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

CAPT Brett Dowsing, RAN, CO HMAS Stirling, (left) and Arthur Bancroft, sharing a  joke with the audience during the book launch of 'Arthur's War' held at the Barry Cable Room, Subiaco Oval, WA. (photo: )

CAPT Brett Dowsing, RAN, CO HMAS Stirling, (left) and Arthur Bancroft, sharing a joke with the audience during the book launch of 'Arthur's War' held at the Barry Cable Room, Subiaco Oval, WA.

On 28 July 2013 Australia and its Navy lost a living legend when Arthur Bancroft, a veteran of Perth (I) passed away.

Defence Blood Challenge launches for 2013

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Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin with Australian Red Cross Blood Service CEO Jennifer Williams and Defence Force Blood Ambassadors Warrant Officer 2 Graeme Reynolds,  Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, and Joe Guarnieri. (photo: David McClenaghan)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin with Australian Red Cross Blood Service CEO Jennifer Williams and Defence Force Blood Ambassadors Warrant Officer 2 Graeme Reynolds, Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, and Joe Guarnieri.

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin, joined Australian Red Cross Blood Service CEO Jennifer Williams today to launch Australia’s largest blood donation event at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Donation Centre in Canberra.

First hand look at training

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN gives the Networked Desktop Engine Room Systems Simulator under guidance of Deputy Training Authority Engineering Commander Ned Whiteley, RAN at HMAS Cerberus. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN gives the Networked Desktop Engine Room Systems Simulator under guidance of Deputy Training Authority Engineering Commander Ned Whiteley, RAN at HMAS Cerberus.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, hosted a Feedback Session with Warrant Officers and Senior Sailors on a visit to HMAS Cerberus on Monday 29 July 2013.

Late Navy members among new names on the War Memorial Roll of Honour

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author and photographer)

Ray and Marie Hyland pay their respects at the new Roll of Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial. Ray's brother, Ordinary Seaman John Herbert Hyland, was one of four members of HMAS Warrnambool's crew killed following a mine strike in 1947. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Ray and Marie Hyland pay their respects at the new Roll of Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial. Ray's brother, Ordinary Seaman John Herbert Hyland, was one of four members of HMAS Warrnambool's crew killed following a mine strike in 1947.

Today the names of 48 Defence personnel who have died in non-warlike operations were unveiled on three new bronze panels at the Australian War Memorial's Roll of Honour.

Community engagement a top priority in the West

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West units remain committed to providing a rewarding opportunity for schools, and other organisations, who want to gain a better understanding of ‘all things Navy’.

816 Squadron visits Callala Public School

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Jason Wickman talks to Callala Public School students about the Navy's Seahawk helicopter. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Jason Wickman talks to Callala Public School students about the Navy's Seahawk helicopter.

Students from Callala Public School had an extra exciting recess when a Seahawk helicopter and crew from 816 Squadron, visited their school recently.

Navy makes headway towards White Ribbon accreditation

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

A Navy member displays the White Ribbon Pin on their rank slide as part of International White Ribbon Day. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

A Navy member displays the White Ribbon Pin on their rank slide as part of International White Ribbon Day.

The Royal Australian Navy is making great headway in its bid to achieve White Ribbon accreditation, with one in every five Navy members having completed the important White Ribbon survey.

Systems Training School supports White Ribbon movement

Published on by SBLT Jez Kokshoorn (author and photographer)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting the White Ribbon campaign on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson. (photo: SBLT Jez Kokshoorn)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting the White Ribbon campaign on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.

Last Friday, staff and students at the Royal Australian Navy’s Systems Training School (STS) at HMAS Watson came together in solidarity to demonstrate its support of the White Ribbon campaign.

Cairns sailors walk in the footsteps of heroes

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Two sailors from HMAS Cairns have spent time reflecting on the sacrifices of Australian diggers while they walked the Kokoda Track. 

Variety the winner in Cantabria’s marathon

Published on by LEUT Christopher Thornton (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Sailors and officers from the Spanish Armada replenishment vessel ESPS Cantabria and the Royal Australian Navy hold a banner in support of the children's charity Variety. A cheque of $550 dollars was presented to NSW Variety at Fleet Base East. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Sailors and officers from the Spanish Armada replenishment vessel ESPS Cantabria and the Royal Australian Navy hold a banner in support of the children's charity Variety. A cheque of $550 dollars was presented to NSW Variety at Fleet Base East.

Members of the Spanish Armada and Royal Australian Navy personnel embarked in ESPS Cantabria have raised $550 for Variety the Children’s Charity.