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Navy at home on water in sailing champs

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author)

Australian Defence Force personnel participate in the Inter-Service Yachting Championships held on Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Australian Defence Force personnel participate in the Inter-Service Yachting Championships held on Sydney Harbour.

Navy sailors asserted their dominance for the second year in a row, by again winning the Australian Defence Sailing Association’s inter-service championship held at Rushcutters Bay in Sydney.

Giant Jenga brings nations together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author)

ABMT SM Joe Piasecki completes a round of the inflatable circuit during the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th anniversary sports day. (photo: LEUT Kara Wansbury)

ABMT SM Joe Piasecki completes a round of the inflatable circuit during the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th anniversary sports day.

A sports day involving competitors from 22 nations proved a highlight of last year’s Royal New Zealand Navy 75th birthday celebrations, according to crew members of Australian submarine HMAS Dechaineux.

Golf champ still has old tricks

This article has photo gallery Published on by PTE Julia Whitwell (author), CPL Max Bree (photographer), CPL Nick Wiseman (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Derrin Morgan, chips the ball from a bunker at the 2016 Australian Defence Force Golf Association Championship where he won the overall Navy competition. (photo: CPL Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Derrin Morgan, chips the ball from a bunker at the 2016 Australian Defence Force Golf Association Championship where he won the overall Navy competition.

More than four years after he used to teach the sport, former pro golfer Able Seaman Maritime Logisitics – Personnel Derrin Morgan schooled the reigning Navy champion at the Australian Defence Force Golf Championships in December.

Sailors compete for international victory

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author)

ADF and RSL members compete in a 200 meter running race heat as part of Invictus Games selection trials at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

ADF and RSL members compete in a 200 meter running race heat as part of Invictus Games selection trials at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra.

Six sailors are among the 77 Australian wounded, injured, and ill athletes competing for the Invictus Games Team in 2017.

Aviation Technician holds serve

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

R-L: Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson hands the winner of the Carr Cup to Leading Seaman Avionics Technician Tom Holder at the 2017 Carr Cup singles tournament held at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

R-L: Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson hands the winner of the Carr Cup to Leading Seaman Avionics Technician Tom Holder at the 2017 Carr Cup singles tournament held at HMAS Kuttabul.

A big serve and an aggressive game helped Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tim Holder win the 2017 Carr Cup, the Royal Australian Navy’s singles tennis competition.

Darwin’s submarine - 75 years on

Published on by Dr Tom Lewis (author)

I-124 on the surface with her aerials up and men clustered on the conning tower for the photograph (Lewis Collection via Atsuko Kishigami). (photo: Unknown)

I-124 on the surface with her aerials up and men clustered on the conning tower for the photograph (Lewis Collection via Atsuko Kishigami).

Outside Darwin’s harbour, a Japanese submarine still lies with her 80-man crew on board.

Supporting amphibious development from ashore

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author)

Brisbane Navy base, HMAS Moreton, recently hosted 60 Army Assault Pioneer Platoon personnel for a three-week intensive Advanced Small-Craft Operations Course.

Situated on the Brisbane River at Bulimba, the base became the home to 30 trainees and 30 support staff from 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment. (photo: Unknown)

Brisbane Navy base, HMAS Moreton, recently hosted 60 Army Assault Pioneer Platoon personnel for a three-week intensive Advanced Small-Craft Operations Course. Situated on the Brisbane River at Bulimba, the base became the home to 30 trainees and 30 support staff from 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment.

Brisbane Navy base, HMAS Moreton, recently hosted 60 Army Assault Pioneer Platoon personnel for a three-week intensive Advanced Small-Craft Operations Course. 

A good omen for changes ahead at Cerberus

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, handing over the toolbox of responsibility as Training Authority - Engineering to Captain Tim Standen, CSC, RAN, on 13 January 2017 at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, handing over the toolbox of responsibility as Training Authority - Engineering to Captain Tim Standen, CSC, RAN, on 13 January 2017 at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Friday the 13th is considered unlucky by some but for HMAS Cerberus 13 January was a day to herald exciting challenges as outgoing Commanding Officer Captain Stephen Bowater, handed command to Captain Tim Standen.

Anzac straight into work up

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Patrick Holmes (author)

A Boatswains Mate mans the Browning 12.7mm machine gun on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Anzac during a Force Protection departure from Fleet Base. (photo: ABEW Blayse Kund)

A Boatswains Mate mans the Browning 12.7mm machine gun on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Anzac during a Force Protection departure from Fleet Base.

HMAS Anzac departed Fleet Base East in Sydney for the first time in 2017 in style - in formation with HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta.

Armada ship sailing for Australian waters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Christopher Thornton (author)

Commanding Officer ESPS Cristóbal Colón, Commander Ignacio Cuartero Lorenzo welcomes the Royal Australian Navy Detachment onboard. L-R LSCIS Tim Lawler, CPOMT Shane Smith, LEUT Chris Thornton, POMT Ben Smith, LCDR Ben Wellfare and CMDR Ignacio Cuartero. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer ESPS Cristóbal Colón, Commander Ignacio Cuartero Lorenzo welcomes the Royal Australian Navy Detachment onboard. L-R LSCIS Tim Lawler, CPOMT Shane Smith, LEUT Chris Thornton, POMT Ben Smith, LCDR Ben Wellfare and CMDR Ignacio Cuartero.

On a frosty and unseasonably sunny Galician morning, the crew of Spanish Armada ship F-105 ESPS Cristóbal Colón, embarked with a detachment of five Royal Australian Navy personnel, departed the historic Naval station of Ferrol, bound for Australia.