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Perth local following in grandfather’s footsteps

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author)

Midshipman Daniel Skipworth, RAN, takes a fix on the starboard bridge, wing prior to weighing anchor, on board HMAS Perth in Cockburn Sound, WA.
   (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Midshipman Daniel Skipworth, RAN, takes a fix on the starboard bridge, wing prior to weighing anchor, on board HMAS Perth in Cockburn Sound, WA.

This year, instead of sailing on Thunder Bird - his grandfather’s Hock Dufall boat - on Christmas Day, Daniel Skipworth will be conducting maritime patrols onboard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat in Australia's northern waters.

Two Tasmanian’s take on Border Protection operations this Christmas

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Fresh out of Launceston, Tasmania, Seaman Marine Technician Josh Eyles and Seaman Electronics Technician Jamie Cooper from Patrol Boat Crew 'Attack IV', currently embarked on HMAS Armidale, prepare to sail from Darwin to take part in Border Protection Operations in Australia's North over Christmas. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Fresh out of Launceston, Tasmania, Seaman Marine Technician Josh Eyles and Seaman Electronics Technician Jamie Cooper from Patrol Boat Crew 'Attack IV', currently embarked on HMAS Armidale, prepare to sail from Darwin to take part in Border Protection Operations in Australia's North over Christmas.

Two Tassie lads will be away from home this Christmas as they both conduct patrols onboard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat within Australia's northern waters. 

An honour for ‘Your Honour’

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

(L-R) HMAS Cerberus Command Legal Officer, Lieutenant Commander Joseph Lindsay, Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council, Lieutenant Will Alstergren, Chief Justice Marilyn Warren; Captain John Rush, Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Katherine Richards and Director Navy Legal Services, Captain Scott Ritchie at the library of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

(L-R) HMAS Cerberus Command Legal Officer, Lieutenant Commander Joseph Lindsay, Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council, Lieutenant Will Alstergren, Chief Justice Marilyn Warren; Captain John Rush, Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Katherine Richards and Director Navy Legal Services, Captain Scott Ritchie at the library of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne.

A remarkable Navy Reserve Lawyer was recognised for his work, both for Defence and in his civilian endeavours, recently. Captain Jack Rush, RFD, QC, RANR was doubly recognised for his contribution to the legal profession when he was awarded a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation and appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Sailors pitch in to empower Clarendon Vale kids

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

(Left to right) Kristy Moate, Ingrid Moate, Haley Webberley and Chelsea Moate help LS Brooke Oram (centre) organising some Navy information.      (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

(Left to right) Kristy Moate, Ingrid Moate, Haley Webberley and Chelsea Moate help LS Brooke Oram (centre) organising some Navy information.

Clarendon Vale is one of Tasmania’s ‘struggling’ suburbs. Situated on Hobart’s extreme eastern fringe, Clarendon Vale is made up of about 50 per cent public housing and has a high rate of unemployment. And, according to census figures, the population of the neighbourhood is a much younger demographic than many other areas of Tasmania.

Special time for St Giles children aboard STS Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Evan Healy (left) showing St Giles’ Toby Coplestone ‘the ropes' onboard STS Young Endeavour during a visit to Devonport, Tasmania.	 (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Sub Lieutenant Evan Healy (left) showing St Giles’ Toby Coplestone ‘the ropes' onboard STS Young Endeavour during a visit to Devonport, Tasmania.

The Commanding Officer of STS Young Endeavour and his crew, together with the current youth crew from voyage 2/2014, welcomed some special guests aboard the ship in Devonport on recently.

Emotional reunion 50 years on

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

The 1963 Royal Australian Naval College Graduating Class with the names of the eight Midshipmen who lost their lives within a year of graduation annotated. (photo: Unknown)

The 1963 Royal Australian Naval College Graduating Class with the names of the eight Midshipmen who lost their lives within a year of graduation annotated.

The Royal Australian Naval College 'Class of 1963' returned to HMAS Creswell recently to remember shipmates who were lost in two separate naval tragedies. 

HMAS Albany continues ‘Working Navy’ vigilance

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author)

A production platform in the North West Shelf. Exercise RED RAPTOR 13-3 was conducted by HMAS Albany in December 2013 to reinforce the Navy's persistence operations, providing a visible presence in the North West Shelf region and helping to strengthen maritime security efforts for the sea lanes vital to Australia's economy. (photo: )

A production platform in the North West Shelf. Exercise RED RAPTOR 13-3 was conducted by HMAS Albany in December 2013 to reinforce the Navy's persistence operations, providing a visible presence in the North West Shelf region and helping to strengthen maritime security efforts for the sea lanes vital to Australia's economy.

The crew of HMAS Albany kept a vigilant watch over Australia's remote North West Shelf region while people across Australia were enjoying Christmas festivities. 

A notable parade

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

The graduating engineering officers from RMIT for the guard of honour for the Combined RMIT Graduation Parade and Ceremonial Divisions at HMAS Cerberus. (photo: )

The graduating engineering officers from RMIT for the guard of honour for the Combined RMIT Graduation Parade and Ceremonial Divisions at HMAS Cerberus.

HMAS Cerberus recently held its final Ceremonial Divisions parade of 2013, combined with the graduation of eleven RMIT Engineering Officers who proudly made up the Guard, which was inspected by the Reviewing Officer, newly promoted Rear Admiral Michael Noonan.

‘Weight’ of command handed over at HMAS Harman

Published on by PO Stuart Tinker (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Commander Lisa Batchler (left) hands the HMAS Harman 'weight' and command of HMAS Harman to Commander Jayne Craig.
 (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

Commander Lisa Batchler (left) hands the HMAS Harman 'weight' and command of HMAS Harman to Commander Jayne Craig.

As most HMA ships and establishments were winding down from a busy year, the team at HMAS Harman were busily preparing for a handover of Command.

A healthy year for HMAS Penguin

Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Dignitaries, former Clearance Divers and personnel from HMAS Penguin listen to Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble, RAN, during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Dignitaries, former Clearance Divers and personnel from HMAS Penguin listen to Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble, RAN, during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony.

Mosman based establishment HMAS Penguin achieved a number of milestones this year with the completion of a range of new facilities, improving health support and training to the Fleet.