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A patch on you

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), CPL David Cotton (photographer)

Marking the centenary of submarines in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), RAN officer Commanding Officer HMAS Sheean, Commander Richard Smallwood presents Leading Seaman Shane McAinsch with the centennial patch at the Sembawang Wharf Singapore. (photo: CPL David Cotton)

Marking the centenary of submarines in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), RAN officer Commanding Officer HMAS Sheean, Commander Richard Smallwood presents Leading Seaman Shane McAinsch with the centennial patch at the Sembawang Wharf Singapore.

Submariners across the Australian Fleet will this year be sporting a new patch on the right arm of their Disruptive Pattern Naval Uniform.

Public invited to visit Navy's heritage displays in lead up to Anzac centenary

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Director of Navy Heritage Collection, Commander Alex Hawes RAN, at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Director of Navy Heritage Collection, Commander Alex Hawes RAN, at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.

Traditions and customs are the foundations of the strong bonds between sailors, officers and their ships, so it is only fitting that the Royal Australian Navy collects, maintains and displays the items that chronicle its heritage.

New officers embark on first ever sea deployment

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Navy Entry Officers Course members (from left) Midshipman Jacqui Rhodes, Midshipman Zachary Smith, Lieutenant Adam Bowman, Midshipman Matthew Newman and Midshipman Thomas Fathers in front of HMAS Choules, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Navy Entry Officers Course members (from left) Midshipman Jacqui Rhodes, Midshipman Zachary Smith, Lieutenant Adam Bowman, Midshipman Matthew Newman and Midshipman Thomas Fathers in front of HMAS Choules, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

There was an air of excitement mixed with a bit of apprehension as more than a hundred members of New Entry Officer Course 50 embarked in HMAS Choules for their sea training deployment - a key milestone in their initial training to become qualified officers in the Royal Australian Navy.

Aye, there’s the rub… of HMAS Albany

Published on by Ms Gemma Haines (author), SGT Phil Kafcaloudes (photographer)

Professor Ian Howard displays his proof of concept for his upcoming artistic piece. He will use wax crayons to get rubbings of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Albany alongside HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, Northern Territory. (photo: SGT Phil Kafcaloudes)

Professor Ian Howard displays his proof of concept for his upcoming artistic piece. He will use wax crayons to get rubbings of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Albany alongside HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Albany is set be immortalised in art and displayed at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Spectacle Island - the guardian of Navy’s heart and soul

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Various Navy heritage collections at the Main Repository located on Spectacle Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Various Navy heritage collections at the Main Repository located on Spectacle Island, Sydney.

A visit to Spectacle Island is tantamount to travelling back through time. The island is a depository of historical artefacts, collected over more than 100 years of the Royal Australian Navy’s history.

Sailors test their courage to board from above

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (author)

Members of 808 Squadron and members of HMAS Cerberus Boatswain facility Basic Fast Rope Course (CC100113/Session 149) utilise one of the Navy's MRH-90 Taipan aircraft to Fast Rope onto the training field at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Members of 808 Squadron and members of HMAS Cerberus Boatswain facility Basic Fast Rope Course (CC100113/Session 149) utilise one of the Navy's MRH-90 Taipan aircraft to Fast Rope onto the training field at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s new MRH-90 helicopters recently supported the Basic Fast Rope Course at HMAS Cerberus. The 40 course members who took part in the rigorous assessment had to overcome the challenge of sliding down a rope to disembark a helicopter in hover.

Collins Class Submarine trains in transit

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Stuart is observed through periscope on board the RAN Collins Class Submarine HMAS Sheean during a routine transit and training exercise off Christmas Island.  (photo: UNKNOWN)

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Stuart is observed through periscope on board the RAN Collins Class Submarine HMAS Sheean during a routine transit and training exercise off Christmas Island.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class Submarine HMAS Sheean has taken advantage of a mid-ocean encounter, by getting in some last minute practice at anti-submarine warfare on the way to Singapore.

HMAS Wollongong delivers injured merchant mariners ashore for treatment

Published on by MAJ Cameron Jamieson (author), Ms Gemma Haines (photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel from HMAS Wollongong assist Northern Territory paramedics to move one of the injured Australian civilian sailors transferred to Darwin by HMAS Wollongong into the waiting ambulance.  (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Australian Defence Force personnel from HMAS Wollongong assist Northern Territory paramedics to move one of the injured Australian civilian sailors transferred to Darwin by HMAS Wollongong into the waiting ambulance.

Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong has made a mercy dash to embark two injured Australians who were rescued by an Indonesian merchant vessel in the Arafura Sea.

Operational tanker visits Sydney

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Replenishment Ship, HMAS Sirius, sails through Sydney Harbour on the way to Captain Cook dry dock at Fleet Base East in Sydney for maintenance. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Replenishment Ship, HMAS Sirius, sails through Sydney Harbour on the way to Captain Cook dry dock at Fleet Base East in Sydney for maintenance.

The Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Base West based operational tanker, HMAS Sirius, entered Sydney Harbour this week as part of a visit to Garden Island on the east coast.
 

Making history - RAAF officer training to become an Officer of the Day onboard Navy ship

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Assistant Officer of the Day, Flight Lieutenant Tim Clark, pipes a report over the main broadcast system during a damage control exercise aboard NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Assistant Officer of the Day, Flight Lieutenant Tim Clark, pipes a report over the main broadcast system during a damage control exercise aboard NUSHIP Canberra.

A Royal Australian Air Force officer is training to be first ever ‘Officer of the Day’ on a Navy ship – and not just any ship, but Navy’s newest and largest platform.