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Compositions on song

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABMUSN Ellen Zyla (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Gary Honor on saxophone during at performance at the Coogee Diggers Hotel, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Able Seaman Musician Gary Honor on saxophone during at performance at the Coogee Diggers Hotel, Sydney.

For over 100 years, musicians and leaders of the Royal Australian Navy Band have proudly taken the message and music of Australia to the world and represented the ideals of a creative nation, proud of their history and eagerly anticipating their future. 

Kuttabul Command team discover Garden Island secrets

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN, listens as Garden Island tour guide, Mr Leyland Wilkinson, explains the history of the base during a recent tour of the island. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN, listens as Garden Island tour guide, Mr Leyland Wilkinson, explains the history of the base during a recent tour of the island.

Members of the Naval Historical Society recently hosted a familiarisation tour of Garden Island’s ‘heritage secrets’ for Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat and her team.

Youth get insights at information evening

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), WO John O'Brien (photographer)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, CMDR Paul Gall shares a moment with students from Mackellar Girls High, Manly Vale (photo: WO John O'Brien)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, CMDR Paul Gall shares a moment with students from Mackellar Girls High, Manly Vale

Senior high school students from Sydney’s north had a close up look at some of the specialty career options in Navy when they visited HMAS Penguin recently for a Youth Information Evening.

Help for the homeless a hit in the Shoalhaven

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Adam Wright (photographer)

The Shoalhaven Homeless Hub received a much needed boost when personnel of the Royal Australian Navy Tactical Electronic Warfare Support Section (RANTEWSS) arrived at their door with boxes of warm winter clothing, toiletries, a cheque for $300 and the promise of more to come. (photo: Adam Wright)

The Shoalhaven Homeless Hub received a much needed boost when personnel of the Royal Australian Navy Tactical Electronic Warfare Support Section (RANTEWSS) arrived at their door with boxes of warm winter clothing, toiletries, a cheque for $300 and the promise of more to come.

The Shoalhaven Homeless Hub received a much needed boost when personnel of the Royal Australian Navy Tactical Electronic Warfare Support Section arrived at their door with boxes of warm winter clothing, toiletries, raised funds and the promise of more to come.

Homeland help for Nepal

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author)

Lieutenant Kamala Sharma-Wing who is a Nepalese-born Royal Australian Navy Officer, used the classifieds section on the Defence email system to appeal for aid to send to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquakes. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Kamala Sharma-Wing who is a Nepalese-born Royal Australian Navy Officer, used the classifieds section on the Defence email system to appeal for aid to send to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquakes.

A Nepalese-born Royal Australian Navy officer appealled to her workmates for aid to send to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquakes, but she never thought it would go viral.

Toowoomba helps make life a little better for Kids in Need

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (author)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Al Kristensen shows Campbell Higgins and Matt Giddy the thermal imaging camera which makes up part of the fire fighting equipment during a tour on HMAS Toowoomba's open day. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Al Kristensen shows Campbell Higgins and Matt Giddy the thermal imaging camera which makes up part of the fire fighting equipment during a tour on HMAS Toowoomba's open day.

As one of 55 'open house' locations across Sydney on 30 May, 500 members of the public were welcomed aboard Anzac class frigate, HMAS Toowoomba, for 'super-charity' - NSW Kids in Need.

Survival training a hit in Taree

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Students form Chatham High learn the proper survival at sea techniques to keep warm during a training demonstration. (photo: Unknown)

Students form Chatham High learn the proper survival at sea techniques to keep warm during a training demonstration.

The HMAS Albatross Armoury team recently visited Taree, New South Wales, where they spent three days teaching sea survival skills  to local teenagers. Over 100 students from Chatham High were put through a range of drills which also emphasised the importance of self-discipline, teamwork and leadership.

Amphibious veterans return to Borneo in honour of lost mates

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90 year old Royal Australian Navy Second World War Veteran Mr. Bryan Wearne (HMAS Manoora) explains to Australia’s Federation Guardsman, AB Elyse MacPherson how he came ashore on Balikpapan Beach in Borneo, in May 1945.
 (photo: CMDR Fenn Kemp)

90 year old Royal Australian Navy Second World War Veteran Mr. Bryan Wearne (HMAS Manoora) explains to Australia’s Federation Guardsman, AB Elyse MacPherson how he came ashore on Balikpapan Beach in Borneo, in May 1945.

When 90 year old Bryan Wearne last visited Balikpapan beach, he was under enemy fire during one of the most ambitious Australian amphibious operations of the Second World War. 70 years later, Bryan and fellow Royal Australian Navy veteran Pat Curtis have returned to Borneo to relive past adventures and to honour lost mates. 

Toowoomba exercise Freedom of Entry

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Stefan Stuart (author)

HMAS Toowoomba ship's company parade the Freedom of Entry certificate through Toowoomba city. (photo: 28SQN AFID AMB)

HMAS Toowoomba ship's company parade the Freedom of Entry certificate through Toowoomba city.

HMAS Toowoomba exercised her right and privilege of Freedom of Entry on 6 June, marching with swords drawn, bands playing, drums beating and colours flying through the City of Toowoomba.

Stirling recognises indigenous links

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Ms Ingrid Cumming, CEO of Kart Koort Wiern and Whadjuk Noongar custodian, delivers a Welcome to Country address and provides details on the indigenous history of the area. Ingrid's address was given to officers and sailors of HMAS Stirling prior to the National Reconciliation Week flag raising ceremony. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Ms Ingrid Cumming, CEO of Kart Koort Wiern and Whadjuk Noongar custodian, delivers a Welcome to Country address and provides details on the indigenous history of the area. Ingrid's address was given to officers and sailors of HMAS Stirling prior to the National Reconciliation Week flag raising ceremony.

National Reconciliation Week was marked across Australia at the end of May and at HMAS Stirling personnel gathered in respect of the traditional custodians of the region and to celebrate Navy's Indigenous serving members.