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Solemn duty for HMAS Newcastle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Chaplain Andrew Watters offers a prayer as he conducts a scattering of ashes at sea memorial service of four former RAN personel as HMAS Newcastle departs Sydney, NSW, to begin Operation Manitou in the Middle East region. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Chaplain Andrew Watters offers a prayer as he conducts a scattering of ashes at sea memorial service of four former RAN personel as HMAS Newcastle departs Sydney, NSW, to begin Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.

As HMAS Newcastle was farewelled from Fleet Base East bound for Operation MANITOU on 1 April, her crew took time to reflect on 100 years of service and sacrifice. 

Greatest Shave on Good Friday

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World’s Greatest Shave participants, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ABML-C) Kath Hazeldene (seated left) and ABML-C Bronte Whiley, have their heads shaved by Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kate Wilson, and Petty Officer Marine Technician Don Blackley (respectively), all in the spirit of raising money for the Leukemia Foundation, supported by their ship mates onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialis)

World’s Greatest Shave participants, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ABML-C) Kath Hazeldene (seated left) and ABML-C Bronte Whiley, have their heads shaved by Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kate Wilson, and Petty Officer Marine Technician Don Blackley (respectively), all in the spirit of raising money for the Leukemia Foundation, supported by their ship mates onboard HMAS Newcastle.

While others were looking for chocolate this Easter, HMAS Newcastle sailors, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chef Bronte Whiley and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chef Kathleen Hazeldene were looking for support, for their shave-all for cancer research.

 

Successful completion RAN Seahawk MH60R ‘Romeo’ First Of Class Flight Trials

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Robert Roscoe (author), ABEW Griffiths (photographer), Mr Cameron Martin (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk MH60R helicopter from NUSQN725, lands on HMAS Perth during First Of Class Flight Trials off the east coast of Tasmania. (photo: ABEW Griffiths)

A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk MH60R helicopter from NUSQN725, lands on HMAS Perth during First Of Class Flight Trials off the east coast of Tasmania.

The Royal Australian Navy’s first Seahawk MH-60R ‘Romeo’ has successfully completed the final deck landing on HMAS Perth at the end of a rigorous period of First of Class Flight Trials.

Embassy staff gather to remember Shark 02

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Australian military and civilian staff gathered at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nias Sea King crash. (photo: Unknown)

Australian military and civilian staff gathered at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nias Sea King crash.

Australian military and civilian staff have gathered at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nias Sea King crash.

Friends remembered 10 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, speaks at the memorial service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the loss of Shark 02, which was held at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, speaks at the memorial service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the loss of Shark 02, which was held at HMAS Albatross.

The 'Shark 02' Memorial at HMAS Albatrosshome of Navy's Fleet Air Arm, provided a particularly poignant setting for a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the loss of one of Navy's Sea King helicopters.

Navigating a successful visit

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

The ship's company of HMAS Canberra line the flight deck as the ship arrives in Townsville. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

The ship's company of HMAS Canberra line the flight deck as the ship arrives in Townsville.

The city of Townsville showed the Royal Australian Navy’s largest ship the full extent of its hospitality when HMAS Canberra came alongside for her first port visit outside of Sydney between 27-30 March.

All aboard in Townsville

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Townsville residents, make their way onboard HMAS Canberra, where the ship was open to the public for the first time. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Townsville residents, make their way onboard HMAS Canberra, where the ship was open to the public for the first time.

It was apparent by the numbers of locals that lined the breakwater, from six o’clock in the morning, that the arrival of HMAS Canberra had been eagerly anticipated the far north Queensland locals.

Abseiling penguins

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The Penguin Command Team prior to abseiling down the steep cliffs at Shelley Beach. (photo: Unknown)

The Penguin Command Team prior to abseiling down the steep cliffs at Shelley Beach.

For some just being in the Navy would be out of a comfort zone, but Navy people need to up it a notch to extend their leadership and teamwork skills.

Future of surface fleet on the agenda

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, speaks at the  Australian Strategic Policy Institute's conference on the future of the Australian Surface Fleet. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, speaks at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's conference on the future of the Australian Surface Fleet.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, provided a keynote address at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's conference on Australia’s Future Surface Fleet in Canberra on 31 March. 

Next generation of maritime warfighter

Published on by ABIS Bonny Gassner (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Principal Warfare Officer student Lieutenant Tavis Knack, in the operations room onboard HMAS Melbourne, during Warfare Assessment Week. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Principal Warfare Officer student Lieutenant Tavis Knack, in the operations room onboard HMAS Melbourne, during Warfare Assessment Week.

Following a very successful Unit Readiness work up, HMAS Melbourne was back in action recently supporting the warfare assessment week – a critical point in the career continuum for both maritime warfare officers and combat system sailors.