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A colourful day for Navy at the Multicultural Festival

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

Lieutenant James King, RAN with Ms Ksenis Munian, and her daughter Sasha, aboard one of Navy's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats. (photo: FSGT Kev Berriman)

Lieutenant James King, RAN with Ms Ksenis Munian, and her daughter Sasha, aboard one of Navy's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats.

Navy rigid hulled inflatable boats (or RHIBs) transport people from all walks of life, but until last weekend they probably hadn’t had a medieval knight in shining armour with accompanying entourage of princesses, squires and knaves. 

All out to sea in Tasmania

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Dannielle Kemp, and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Michael Howel, show (from left) Amelia Howel, Fraser Howel, Lucas Johnson and Jack Johnson the flag bins onboard HMAS Sydney, during the open day as part of the Royal Hobart Regatta.

Permission given by parents to use image. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Dannielle Kemp, and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Michael Howel, show (from left) Amelia Howel, Fraser Howel, Lucas Johnson and Jack Johnson the flag bins onboard HMAS Sydney, during the open day as part of the Royal Hobart Regatta. Permission given by parents to use image.

The Regatta Day long weekend in Southern Tasmania is the ideal time to celebrate Navy Week in the island state, and this year all the stars aligned to make the celebration a memorable one.

Navy needs help to Keep Watch

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Commodore Peter Laver (left) with members of the 'Keeping Watch' Grants Committee in Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Commodore Peter Laver (left) with members of the 'Keeping Watch' Grants Committee in Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy’s own charity Keeping Watch is hoping to continue its charitable ways by securing essential sponsorship to support its initiatives for 2015 and beyond.

Celebrating a century

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author)

Captain Stephen Bowater (back right), and HMAS Cerberus Ship's Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Brendan Woodsell, OAM (back left), attended Mrs Dorothy Tomlinson's (seated) 100th birthday with her family at Bays Nursing Home of Hastings, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Captain Stephen Bowater (back right), and HMAS Cerberus Ship's Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Brendan Woodsell, OAM (back left), attended Mrs Dorothy Tomlinson's (seated) 100th birthday with her family at Bays Nursing Home of Hastings, Victoria.

This year marks the Centenary of Anzac, the year of the landings at Anzac Cove that began the Gallipoli Campaign. It’s a year that Australians reflect on with a mix of pride, sorrow and respect. For Mrs Dorothy Tomlinson (nee Burgess) it’s also a year to celebrate a lifetime, as she was born on 5 February, just two months before those historical landings.

Teaching a New Dog New Tricks

Published on by LSIS Neil Richards (author)

Seeing Eye Dogs Australia candidate 'Ellis' on the Recruit School Parade Ground at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Neil Richards)

Seeing Eye Dogs Australia candidate 'Ellis' on the Recruit School Parade Ground at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A new trainee has been spotted at HMAS Cerberus in Victoria and he is attracting attention where ever he goes. It seems training is not only for Naval recruits, but for dogs too.

A high honour for a young leader

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author)

Lieutenant Commander Dave Lassam presents the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award to year 10 student, Tanya Wunungmurra.  (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Dave Lassam presents the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award to year 10 student, Tanya Wunungmurra.

Late last year, Lieutenant Commander Dave Lassam made a special visit to Worawa Aboriginal College near Healesville, Victoria. His mission, to present the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award to year 10 student, Tanya Wunungmurra. 

Community focus in South Queensland

Published on by CPO Noleen Brennan (author), Unknown (photographer)

CMDR Peter Tedman, LCDR Mark Tandy, CPO Noleen Brennan and CPO Camille Martin photographed here with students and staff from The Tertiary Place (photo: Unknown)

CMDR Peter Tedman, LCDR Mark Tandy, CPO Noleen Brennan and CPO Camille Martin photographed here with students and staff from The Tertiary Place

Personnel from Navy Headquarters - South Queensland are a friendly bunch, who often get out and about in the Brisbane community to lend a hand.

Cadets in the capital

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Harman's Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Kristen Watts inspects the Royal Australian Navy Cadets during a formal parade. (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

HMAS Harman's Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Kristen Watts inspects the Royal Australian Navy Cadets during a formal parade.

HMAS Harman was a flurry of activity recently as 85 Australian Naval Cadets from around the country participated in a week of important training.

Honouring Bungaree

Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), AB Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

(l-r) Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaleb Cohen, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Alan Lucas and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Arthur Bagie are part of the 'Bungaree' Performance Group at the opening ceremony of the Bungaree’s Farm art exhibition at Georges Heights, Sydney.


 (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

(l-r) Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaleb Cohen, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Alan Lucas and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Arthur Bagie are part of the 'Bungaree' Performance Group at the opening ceremony of the Bungaree’s Farm art exhibition at Georges Heights, Sydney.

On 30 January the Navy Indigenous Performance Group 'Bungaree' was the centre of attention, performing a variety of dance routines at the official opening by Mosman Council of an exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Bungaree's Farm at the Camouflage fuel tanks, Mosman, New South Wales.

Community feel at Cerberus

Published on by Ms Mia Ginnivan (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

From the left, Lachlan (age 10), Renee (age 13), Sapper Pat, Pepper Penguin, Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus Captain Stephen Bowater, Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus Commanding Melanie Verho RAN, Victoria (age 1), Lachlan, Elijah (age 2), Annika (age 2) and Min at the Defence Community Organisations Welcome Day at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

From the left, Lachlan (age 10), Renee (age 13), Sapper Pat, Pepper Penguin, Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus Captain Stephen Bowater, Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus Commanding Melanie Verho RAN, Victoria (age 1), Lachlan, Elijah (age 2), Annika (age 2) and Min at the Defence Community Organisations Welcome Day at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

It was all things community last week at HMAS Cerberus, with Defence Community Organisation welcoming new Defence families and friends to the region.