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Long Tan remembered in the West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Leading Seaman Musician Nigel Barrett from the Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia plays the Last Post during the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan Commemorative Service at the Memorial of Remembrance in Rockingham, W.A.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Leading Seaman Musician Nigel Barrett from the Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia plays the Last Post during the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan Commemorative Service at the Memorial of Remembrance in Rockingham, W.A.

Current and former Australian Defence Force members gathered recently at the Memorial of Remembrance in Rockingham and the Mandurah War Memorial, Western Australia to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.

Submarine conference shares ideas

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Submariner Officers from foreign navies tour the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre at HMAS Stirling as part of the 2016 Asia Pacific Submarine Conference. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Submariner Officers from foreign navies tour the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre at HMAS Stirling as part of the 2016 Asia Pacific Submarine Conference.

The Royal Australian Navy has hosted the 16th iteration of the Asia-Pacific Submarine Conference discussing submarine survivability, escape and interoperability of rescue assets.

Kuttabul change of command

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(L-R) Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN hands over the weight of command of HMAS Kuttabul to Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN at a ceremony on HMAS Kuttabul quarterdeck. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

(L-R) Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN hands over the weight of command of HMAS Kuttabul to Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN at a ceremony on HMAS Kuttabul quarterdeck.

Twenty months after posting in, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat has handed over Command of Sydney base, HMAS Kuttabul, to Commander Andrew Fraser.

Waterhen supports Indigenous program

Published on by LCDR Alan Parton (author)

Students from the Defence Indigenous Development Program and Chief Petty Officer Trevor Maybir pose for a picture with HMAS Gascoyne Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton, RAN outside the ship, following a tour. (photo: Unknown)

Students from the Defence Indigenous Development Program and Chief Petty Officer Trevor Maybir pose for a picture with HMAS Gascoyne Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton, RAN outside the ship, following a tour.

Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program got a chance to take a closer look at what life is like onboard a Royal Australian Navy minehunter, when sixteen participants visited Sydney recently.

Navy Week celebrations in Darwin

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Able Seamen Communication and Information Systems Breanna Davidson (L) and Sarah Lok (R) present the white ensign during a ceremonial sunset at Darwin City Council as part of Navy Week in the Northern Territory.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Able Seamen Communication and Information Systems Breanna Davidson (L) and Sarah Lok (R) present the white ensign during a ceremonial sunset at Darwin City Council as part of Navy Week in the Northern Territory.

HMAS Coonawarra will celebrate Navy Week from Monday 5 September showcasing Navy people and assets to the people of Darwin and the Northern Territory.
 

Newcastle fighting fit for challenges ahead

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Jason Tuffrey (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mandy Collie exercises on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle while Japanese Navy Ship, JS Fuyuzuki follows behind during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mandy Collie exercises on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle while Japanese Navy Ship, JS Fuyuzuki follows behind during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

The win at the Exercise KAKADU sports day, beating teams from 19 nations, was no accident for HMAS Newcastle.

Success team plays cricket against royalty

Published on by WO Justin Moore (author), ABML-SC Courtney Smith (photographer)

Members of HMAS Success ships' company participate in a friendly cricket match with the Prince of Arcot XI team in Chennai, India. (photo: ABML-SC Courtney Smith)

Members of HMAS Success ships' company participate in a friendly cricket match with the Prince of Arcot XI team in Chennai, India.

A team comprised of crew from HMAS Success has played cricket against Indian royalty at the Amir Mahal Palace Cricket Ground in India during their recent port visit to Chennai. 

Anzac ties strengthened on sporting field

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Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Kyle Butcher, playing for HMAS Choules, makes a break for the try line during a game of touch rugby against HMAS Darwin, at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Kyle Butcher, playing for HMAS Choules, makes a break for the try line during a game of touch rugby against HMAS Darwin, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

While day-to-day Anzac friendships remain strong between the nations of Australia and New Zealand, on the sporting field it is war.

Kakadu nations speak the same sporting language

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Tritia Evans (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Airmen/women from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) compete against the crew from HMAS Glenelg in a game of Beach Volleyball during the Exercise KAKADU Sports day held at Defence Establishment Berrima. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Airmen/women from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) compete against the crew from HMAS Glenelg in a game of Beach Volleyball during the Exercise KAKADU Sports day held at Defence Establishment Berrima.

On the hot and humid sports fields of Defence Establishment Berrimah, Northern Territory, 300 military personnel from eight countries battled for the honours at the Exercise KAKADU 2016 All Ranks Sports Day.

Kuttabul focuses on fitness

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Kuttabul teams give their all during the dragon boat tug-of- war challenge at Garden Island Boat Pound - just one of the many new activities designed to improve fitness and
resilience among Royal Australian Navy personnel. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Kuttabul teams give their all during the dragon boat tug-of- war challenge at Garden Island Boat Pound - just one of the many new activities designed to improve fitness and resilience among Royal Australian Navy personnel.

HMAS Kuttabul is driving a team sport and physical fitness focus with the introduction of dragon boating, gladiator games, sea kayaking and lunch-time fitness classes at the Sydney Navy base.