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Navy remembers lives lost in Shark 02 off Nias

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Crew on HMAS Darwin paused to remember Australian Defence Force members who perished on Shark 02 which crashed on the island of Nias, south of Sumatra in 2005. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Crew on HMAS Darwin paused to remember Australian Defence Force members who perished on Shark 02 which crashed on the island of Nias, south of Sumatra in 2005.

The Navy family has again paused to remember nine Air Force and Navy personnel who lost their lives when helicopter Shark 02 crashed during humanitarian relief operations on the island of Nias, south of Sumatra in 2005.

Regional partners exercise in Bay of Bengal

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (author)

HMAS Darwin exercises with International Warships Kri Usman Harun (Indonesia), KD Lekir (Malaysia) en route to the International Fleet Review. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin exercises with International Warships Kri Usman Harun (Indonesia), KD Lekir (Malaysia) en route to the International Fleet Review.

The Royal Australian Navy has prepared for its role in the 2016 International Fleet Review (IFR) with HMAS Darwin sailing in company in the Bay of Bengal.

Chief of Navy hands over Naval Symposium chair

Published on by LCDR Rowena Gaffney (author)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, (right) recently handed over the Chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium to Admiral Habib, Chief of Naval Staff, Bangladesh (left) with President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid present.  (photo: Unknown)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, (right) recently handed over the Chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium to Admiral Habib, Chief of Naval Staff, Bangladesh (left) with President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid present.

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, Chief of Navy, was in Bangladesh recently to hand over Chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) to Admiral Habib, Chief of Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy.

Navy remembers at War Memorial milestone

Published on by LCPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Kate Ryan salutes as a bugler plays the last post during the 1000th Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: LPCL Sebastian Beurich)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Kate Ryan salutes as a bugler plays the last post during the 1000th Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial.

A sheen of rain covered the cloisters of the Australian War Memorial as Royal Australian Navy Commander Kate Ryan read a dedication to Flight Sergeant Lyndsay Arthur Bayley to the crowd of silent onlookers last month.

 

Penguin continues to build on rich heritage

Published on by WO John O'Brien (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall presents Commander Ian Campbell with the Penguin memento and the title of Commanding Officer during a ceremony held at HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall presents Commander Ian Campbell with the Penguin memento and the title of Commanding Officer during a ceremony held at HMAS Penguin.

Leadership of one of Sydney's iconic naval bases passed to new command in a unique ceremony in late January.

Royal Artillery lose to Navy in cricket friendly

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), LCPL Sebastian Beurich (photographer)

Seaman Josh Kedwell from the Royal Australian Navy Cricket team smashes the ball during a friendly games of cricket while touring Australia as part of the Captain-General's Baton tour of the world. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Seaman Josh Kedwell from the Royal Australian Navy Cricket team smashes the ball during a friendly games of cricket while touring Australia as part of the Captain-General's Baton tour of the world.

The Royal Australian Navy has bounced back from a rough start for a four-wicket win against the touring British Army Royal Artillery Cricket Club last Friday.

Navy rugby on show at Kapooka Series

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The Cerberus Rugby team prior to the Army verses Navy curtain raiser game for the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship game between the Melbourne Rising and the Greater Sydney Rams played at Morwell, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The Cerberus Rugby team prior to the Army verses Navy curtain raiser game for the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship game between the Melbourne Rising and the Greater Sydney Rams played at Morwell, Victoria.

The HMAS Cerberus rugby team may be going it alone in representing Navy against more than a dozen teams from across Army and Air Force, at the Kapooka K-Series Rugby 10s on 19 March.

Navy team take home sailing honours in New Zealand

Published on by LEUT Christopher Broadbent (author)

Winning the final race of the Tri Nations Sailing competition was the highlight for the Royal Australian Navy team during the week at the Bay of Islands in New Zealand's north in late January. (photo: Unknown)

Winning the final race of the Tri Nations Sailing competition was the highlight for the Royal Australian Navy team during the week at the Bay of Islands in New Zealand's north in late January.

Winning the final race of January's Tri-Nations Sailing competition at the Bay of Islands in New Zealand’s north was the highlight for the Royal Australian Navy team.

On target for national parachuting titles

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Marine Technician Dave Walker competing in the Australian Defence Force Parachuting Association Championships. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Marine Technician Dave Walker competing in the Australian Defence Force Parachuting Association Championships.

Jumping from a perfectly serviceable aircraft and plummeting earthwards at terminal velocity isn’t for everyone, but Australian Defence Parachuting Association members will take on all comers at the national titles at Nagambie, Victoria, next month.

HMAS Choules stages an island friendly

Published on by LEUT Andrew John McDonald (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer)

While deployed at sea in support of Operation Resolute, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules was challenged to a sporting competition by the community of Cocos (Keeling) Island, one of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories. 
 (photo: CPOCIS Simon Bagnall )

While deployed at sea in support of Operation Resolute, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules was challenged to a sporting competition by the community of Cocos (Keeling) Island, one of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories.

The world game suddenly became much closer to home for the crew of HMAS Choules, who staged a friendly sports competition in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands last week.