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2K a charm for Canberra helo operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

While on deployment in Fiji, 808 SQN celebrates the 2000th deck landing onboard HMAS Canberra #OpFijiAssist #HMASCanberra (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

While on deployment in Fiji, 808 SQN celebrates the 2000th deck landing onboard HMAS Canberra #OpFijiAssist #HMASCanberra

Army aviation took the glory for the 1,000th deck landing on HMAS Canberra last year but when the 2,000th landing was reached, it was all Navy.

Medical team hone skills during Operation FIJI ASSIST 2016

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Medics and Nurses from the Maritime Operational Health Unit and HMAS Canberra run a casualty drill onboard the ship during Operation Fiji Assist. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Royal Australian Navy Medics and Nurses from the Maritime Operational Health Unit and HMAS Canberra run a casualty drill onboard the ship during Operation Fiji Assist.

The Royal Australian Navy's Maritime Operational Health Unit has continued to fine-tune their emergency medical skills, conducting aero-medical evacuation training onboard HMAS Canberra during Operation FIJI ASSIST 2016.

Navy Clearance Divers make their mark in Fiji

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers from Clearance Diving Team One and Four inspect a mooring buoy that came loose from its anchor point off Koro Island, Fiji. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers from Clearance Diving Team One and Four inspect a mooring buoy that came loose from its anchor point off Koro Island, Fiji.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Teams One and Four have recently conducted underwater repairs on an important mooring buoy, near Koro Island, Fiji.

35 years of service draws to a close

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), LCDR Don Hogarth (photographer)

Gary Kinkade farewell morning tea. (photo: Lieutenant Commander Don Hogarth)

Gary Kinkade farewell morning tea.

Navy has farewelled one of its stand out civilian members, Gary Kinkade, retiring after three-and-a-half decades of service.

Proud Anzac in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Haydon, of HMAS Darwin, prepares for a patrol in the Middle East region from the Naval Support Activity base in Manama, Bahrain, during Operation Manitou. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Haydon, of HMAS Darwin, prepares for a patrol in the Middle East region from the Naval Support Activity base in Manama, Bahrain, during Operation Manitou.

A south-western Sydney sailor will spend Anzac Day far from home while deployed on counter-terrorism patrols in the Middle East region onboard guided missile frigate, HMAS Darwin.

Sailor’s special Norfolk bond

Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), ABET Luke van Beekhuizen (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics – Support Operations Joshua Matthews, a New Zealand native, who grew up in Kurri Kurri, New Southh Wales, was also posted to Sirius in 2009 when the ship last visited Norfolk Island. It was during this visit he met his now wife, Shonelle, who was working at the local hairdressing salon on the remote island. (photo: ABET Luke van Beekhuizen)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics – Support Operations Joshua Matthews, a New Zealand native, who grew up in Kurri Kurri, New Southh Wales, was also posted to Sirius in 2009 when the ship last visited Norfolk Island. It was during this visit he met his now wife, Shonelle, who was working at the local hairdressing salon on the remote island.

When HMAS Sirius recently visited Norfolk Island it was a time of reflection for one sailor on board.

Navy’s biggest ships training future captains

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

Maritime Warfare Officers Sub Lieutenant Adam Piotrowski and Midshipman Ryan O'Hara on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Maritime Warfare Officers Sub Lieutenant Adam Piotrowski and Midshipman Ryan O'Hara on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

Imagine standing 30 metres above the waterline on the bridge of a brand new 27,000 tonne warship and being told to manoeuvre it, at high speed and in close quarters, around another warship.

Bandies march to a different beat

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (author and photographer), ABMUSN Murray Jongeling (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia members, Trombone player, Petty Officer Musician Brian Horlock sits side by side with Drummer, Able Seaman Nathan Hicks in the Defence Music Centre at Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta, WA. Both Reserve Navy Musicians are Police Officers in their other jobs. (photo: ABMUSN Murray Jongeling)

Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia members, Trombone player, Petty Officer Musician Brian Horlock sits side by side with Drummer, Able Seaman Nathan Hicks in the Defence Music Centre at Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta, WA. Both Reserve Navy Musicians are Police Officers in their other jobs.

Two members of the Royal Australian Navy Reserve might look like relaxed musicians but you may not be so calm if you met them in their civilian roles with Western Australian Police.

Rare opportunity for third engineer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Leading Seaman Shaun Ware speaks with students during the Defence Force Recruiting Expo in Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Leading Seaman Shaun Ware speaks with students during the Defence Force Recruiting Expo in Hobart, Tasmania.

Young Endeavour’s third engineer, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Shaun Ware, joined the Navy in 2003 and has since travelled the world.

Tribute to brothers in arms

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Dorian Broomhall performs the Last Post during a ceremonial planting of a symbolic Lone Pine Tree at the Crib Point Cemetery, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Able Seaman Musician Dorian Broomhall performs the Last Post during a ceremonial planting of a symbolic Lone Pine Tree at the Crib Point Cemetery, Victoria.

A Navy Band bugle, dedicated to Second World War Bandsman Arnold Partington, has become a cherished item for one Navy musician.