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Keeping Watch gives at the right time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

The Director of General Navy People, Commodore Peter Laver (standing) with members of the 'Keeping Watch' Grants Committee in Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

The Director of General Navy People, Commodore Peter Laver (standing) with members of the 'Keeping Watch' Grants Committee in Russell Offices, Canberra.

As Christmas approaches, four families in need have been provided with some welcome relief to ease the hardships of caring for seriously ill loved ones. Operating as an arm of the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF), Keeping Watch, the Navy’s own charity, has celebrated its first birthday by meeting its prime objective - giving to those in need.

Navy Steam Club delivers Christmas

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

The Navy Steam Club 1923 Foden Steam Wagon departs Victoria Barracks en route to St Vincent de Paul at Altona North, Victoria to deliver Christmas toys as part of the Vinnies Christmas Appeal.  (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The Navy Steam Club 1923 Foden Steam Wagon departs Victoria Barracks en route to St Vincent de Paul at Altona North, Victoria to deliver Christmas toys as part of the Vinnies Christmas Appeal.

The HMAS Cerberus Navy Steam Club’s 1923 Foden Steam Wagon made a delivery of a different sort as the club joined forces last week with the St Vincent de Paul Society’s 'Vinnies Christmas Appeal'.

HMAS Harman welcomes the community for Christmas

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), FSGT Kev Berriman (photographer)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Harman, Commander Jane Craig, CSM, RAN and her Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Kristen Watts, RAN donate a Christmas Tree and presents to Garry Smith from the Salvation Army (photo: FSGT Kev Berriman)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Harman, Commander Jane Craig, CSM, RAN and her Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Kristen Watts, RAN donate a Christmas Tree and presents to Garry Smith from the Salvation Army

HMAS Harman recently welcomed over 1,400 Canberra defence members and their families for the annual Christmas party. Almost doubling last years numbers, 2014 set a new record and there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Navy News celebrates its past and looks to the future

Published on by Ms Sharon Palmer (author)

Navy News in paper and electronic form, displaying its versatility.  (photo: Unknown)

Navy News in paper and electronic form, displaying its versatility.

In 1958, Robert Menzies was Prime Minister of Australia, Elvis Presley joined the US Army, Anzac Day received Royal Assent making it a public holiday in Australia and the official newspaper of the Royal Australian Navy, Navy News, was born.

HMAS Success embraces White Ribbon

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics- Chef Ned Jago proudly hold a cheese platter shaped into a white ribbon in support of White Ribbon Day. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics- Chef Ned Jago proudly hold a cheese platter shaped into a white ribbon in support of White Ribbon Day.

After an emotional farewell, HMAS Success departed Fleet Base East on 23 November on deployment to the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. At sea for White Ribbon Day, ship's company took the opportunity on their day of departure to hand out white ribbons to family and friends who had come to say farewell.

Navy grows a 'mo' for the cause

Published on by LCDR Lauren Rago (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Lieutenant Matthew Paes with his trophy for 'Best MO BRO' following judging of contestants in HMAS Arunta's Movember competition which raised over $500 toward the cause of increasing awareness of men's health issues. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Lieutenant Matthew Paes with his trophy for 'Best MO BRO' following judging of contestants in HMAS Arunta's Movember competition which raised over $500 toward the cause of increasing awareness of men's health issues.

The month of November saw brave members from across the Royal Australian Navy fleet sport moustaches to support the Movember Foundation’s efforts in raising awareness and funds for men’s health initiatives worldwide.

Navy spreads the Christmas cheer

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

Members of the South Australian Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band and Navy Headquarters - South Australia, sing Christmas Carols and entertain the staff and children at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia. (L-R) Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Kirsty Semmens, Josh Weller, Chief Petty Officer Musician (MUSN) Kara Williams and Able Seaman MUSN Katrina Dickson-Caton. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the South Australian Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band and Navy Headquarters - South Australia, sing Christmas Carols and entertain the staff and children at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia. (L-R) Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Kirsty Semmens, Josh Weller, Chief Petty Officer Musician (MUSN) Kara Williams and Able Seaman MUSN Katrina Dickson-Caton.

Christmas came early in Adelaide this year with Navy personnel in South Australia donning Santa hats and sharing their flair for music with kids in need.

The ‘Tartan Terror’ visits Devonport

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Christopher McGregor (author), SBLT Adam Jameson (author), LCDR William Veale (photographer), SBLT Sam Laidlaw (photographer), CPOB Ken Lawton (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Daniel Hurst talks to the crowd about HMAS Stuart's MK45 5 inch gun during the ship's open day while alongside in Devonport, Tasmania. (photo: CPOB Ken Lawton)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Daniel Hurst talks to the crowd about HMAS Stuart's MK45 5 inch gun during the ship's open day while alongside in Devonport, Tasmania.

HMAS Stuart has wrapped up a successful port visit to its hometown of Devonport, Tasmania, when the ship's company exercised their freedom of entry with a march through the town centre and culminated with over 1,800 locals getting a tour of the ship.

World trip beckons

Published on by Ms Jennifer Reilly (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Family members and friends wave goodbye at the farewell ceremony held for STS Young Endeavour as she departs on a 12 month circumnavigation of the world from Fleet Base East at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Family members and friends wave goodbye at the farewell ceremony held for STS Young Endeavour as she departs on a 12 month circumnavigation of the world from Fleet Base East at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour set sail from Sydney today for a 12-month voyage, circumnavigating the globe.

Taking command of the competition

Published on by LCDR Bruno Tremblay, RCN (author), Unknown (photographer)

Fellow Canucks and Aussies currently deployed in Manama, Bahrain, for the next rotation of Combined Task Force 150 from December 2014 to April 2015 enjoy a game of touch footy on Thursday November 26, 2014 to celebrate Sports Day in Canada. (photo: Unknown)

Fellow Canucks and Aussies currently deployed in Manama, Bahrain, for the next rotation of Combined Task Force 150 from December 2014 to April 2015 enjoy a game of touch footy on Thursday November 26, 2014 to celebrate Sports Day in Canada.

Aussies and Canucks deployed in Manama, Bahrain, to lead the next rotation of Combined Task Force 150 (December 2014 to April 2015) enjoyed some friendly sporting competition on 26 November, including a game of  'touch footy'.