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Buoyant spirits not dampened by wet weather

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPO Carl Stewart (photographer)

The 723 and 808 Squadron teams for the Shoalhaven Relay for Life 2014. (photo: CPO Carl Stewart)

The 723 and 808 Squadron teams for the Shoalhaven Relay for Life 2014.

Torrential rain over the Shoalhaven in the days leading up to the Relay for Life meant the event had to be relocated at the last minute and the format had to be reduced. But, while the rain played havoc with the logistics, it did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the 1,300 participants who raised more than $174,000 for the Cancer Council.

HMAS Newcastle visits The Hunter Senior School

Published on by LEUT Alec Fieldsend (author), SBLT Mitchell Vines (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's Leading Seaman Palmer and Gray enjoy some craft activities with students at The Hunter Senior School. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Newcastle's Leading Seaman Palmer and Gray enjoy some craft activities with students at The Hunter Senior School.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle share a close relationship with The Hunter Senior School, the Ship’s nominated Charity, and members of the Ship’s Company take the opportunity to visit the school and its pupils when the ship is alongside her home port.

Training pauses in support of 'life'

Published on by LEUT Damien Hansen (author and photographer)

Members of New Entry Officers' Course 50 gather at the end of the Nowra/Shoalhaven Relay for Life. (photo: LEUT Damien Hansen)

Members of New Entry Officers' Course 50 gather at the end of the Nowra/Shoalhaven Relay for Life.

On Saturday, members of the Royal Australian Navy’s New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 50 at HMAS Creswell participated in the Nowra ‘Relay for Life’.

HMAS Stuart commemorates Anzac Day at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPO Stephen Slack (author), CPOB Ken Lawton (photographer)

Catafalque Guard Commander Lieutenant Simon Dickson, Royal New Zealand Navy delivers a general salute on on the flight deck of HMAS Stuart.   (photo: CPOB Ken Lawton)

Catafalque Guard Commander Lieutenant Simon Dickson, Royal New Zealand Navy delivers a general salute on on the flight deck of HMAS Stuart.

As dawn was breaking on Friday 25th of April, the crew from HMAS Stuart formed up on the ship's flight deck for an Anzac Day Service.

NUSHIP Canberra march as a Ship’s Company for first time on Anzac Day

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Commanding Officer NUSHIP Canberra, Captain Jonathan Sadleir AM, RAN and Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Mark Elliott lead Canberra's ship's company in the Sydney Anzac Day march. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Commanding Officer NUSHIP Canberra, Captain Jonathan Sadleir AM, RAN and Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Mark Elliott lead Canberra's ship's company in the Sydney Anzac Day march.

The Ship’s Company of NUSHIP Canberra reached a significant milestone last week, as they marched together for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.

Ships company join Anzac Day March in Queensland town of Kuttabul

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author), Ms Barbara Perna (photographer)

HMAS Kuttabul's Ships Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik and Petty Officer Nathan Dwyer with past and serving members at Hampden State School, Kuttabul, QLD for the Dawn Service on Anzac Day 2014. (photo: Ms Barbara Perna)

HMAS Kuttabul's Ships Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik and Petty Officer Nathan Dwyer with past and serving members at Hampden State School, Kuttabul, QLD for the Dawn Service on Anzac Day 2014.

‘Kuttabul’ is synonymous with the Royal Australian Navy values its members hold dear. The name has adorned the hull of a ship and today, a significant Royal Australian Navy base.

Practise Makes Perfect

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department personnel assist the City of Perth ANZAC Day Parade Colour Party during their last drill practise at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department personnel assist the City of Perth ANZAC Day Parade Colour Party during their last drill practise at HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling is preparing for the biggest ANZAC Day yet in the 99th year since the Gallipoli campaign. Personnel from HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West units and lodger units will be honouring the special day in locations across Western Australia.

The past welcomes Navy’s future

Published on by WO Vaughan King (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, RAN greets special guest Mr David Manning at the Emms Division graduation Parade. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, RAN greets special guest Mr David Manning at the Emms Division graduation Parade.

When General Entry 319, Emms Division, graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus recently, there was a very special guest in the audience whose presence made the graduates stand a little taller than usual. 

Call to arms for Navy shooters

Published on by CPO Alan Neil (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

From Left: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lewis Sullivan, Petty Officer Musician Gordon Orr and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Mitchel Vandergraaf of HMAS Kuttabul come up on aim whilst going through F88 Steyr drills before competing in the upcoming Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting (AASAM) marksmanship competition in Victoria.



 (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

From Left: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lewis Sullivan, Petty Officer Musician Gordon Orr and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Mitchel Vandergraaf of HMAS Kuttabul come up on aim whilst going through F88 Steyr drills before competing in the upcoming Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting (AASAM) marksmanship competition in Victoria.

Once again there is a call to arms for the honour of being crowned Navy’s champion shot in 2014. The Royal Australian Navy is competing against the Army’s marksmen and a host of international competitors in the 2014 Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting at Puckapunyal from 30 April to 16 May 2014.

‘Shark 02’ remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Family and friends come together to mark the ninth anniversary of the loss of nine ADF personnel who lost their lives when Sea King Shark 02 crashed during a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias in April 2005.
 (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Family and friends come together to mark the ninth anniversary of the loss of nine ADF personnel who lost their lives when Sea King Shark 02 crashed during a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias in April 2005.

A memorial rededication service held at HMAS Albatross today marked the ninth anniversary of the loss of the Sea King helicopter ‘Shark 02’, which crashed in 2005 while supporting a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias. Nine Australian Defence Force personnel were killed in the crash.