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RAN Submarine COs recall Dunkirk Evacuation

Published on by CMDR Dan Sutherland (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Dechaineux Commanding Officers past and present meet CDRE Peter Dechaineux (Rtd) - the son of CAPT E.F.V. Dechaineux, after whom HMAS Dechaineux was named. (L-R) CDRE Peter Scott, CAPT James Lybrand, CMDR Dan Sutherland, CDRE Peter Dechaineux (Retd), CMDR Ian Bray, CMDR Simon Rusiti. (photo: )

HMAS Dechaineux Commanding Officers past and present meet CDRE Peter Dechaineux (Rtd) - the son of CAPT E.F.V. Dechaineux, after whom HMAS Dechaineux was named. (L-R) CDRE Peter Scott, CAPT James Lybrand, CMDR Dan Sutherland, CDRE Peter Dechaineux (Retd), CMDR Ian Bray, CMDR Simon Rusiti.

Australia’s Submarine Squadron and the evacuation of British forces at Dunkirk during World War Two are unusual associates, but past and present have combined for one evening at Old Parliament House.

Kicking goals for Navy football

Published on by LCDR Louisa Stodulka (author), LCDR Stephen Cole (photographer)

Members of the Navy Veterans soccer team - (from left) LCDR Stephen Cole (HMAS Albatross); LEUT Ross Leembruggen (RAAF Williamtown); LCDR Jim Ford (HMAS Albatross); PO Nathan Little (Fleet Headquarters); PO Shaun Taylor (HMAS Success); LS Ricky Lea (Fleet Headquarters) and PO Phil Henshaw (HMAS Albatross). (photo: LCDR S Cole)

Members of the Navy Veterans soccer team - (from left) LCDR Stephen Cole (HMAS Albatross); LEUT Ross Leembruggen (RAAF Williamtown); LCDR Jim Ford (HMAS Albatross); PO Nathan Little (Fleet Headquarters); PO Shaun Taylor (HMAS Success); LS Ricky Lea (Fleet Headquarters) and PO Phil Henshaw (HMAS Albatross).

Navy has enjoyed a successful campaign at the Johnny Warren Cup football (soccer) tournament, with the women’s team taking home the first place trophy and the men’s veterans team progressing to the semi-finals.

A Birdie on ice

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), CPL Anthony Kunda (photographer)

Leading Seaman Scott Tunnard holds the Adelaide Challenge Cup after a recent game at the Adelaide Ice Arena. (photo: CPL Anthony Kunda)

Leading Seaman Scott Tunnard holds the Adelaide Challenge Cup after a recent game at the Adelaide Ice Arena.

Enjoying the ice is a simple task for Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard from HMAS Albatross.

 

Recognising the professionalism of our submariners

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Geoff Wadley, Submarine Association Members Mr Terry Baker, President (WA); Commodore Bob Trotter, RAN (Rtd), National President, Submarines Association of Australia and Mr Allan Thomas, President Royal Navy Submarines Association (Australian Branch) present Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Lindsey Hinch with the Submariner of the Year Award. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Geoff Wadley, Submarine Association Members Mr Terry Baker, President (WA); Commodore Bob Trotter, RAN (Rtd), National President, Submarines Association of Australia and Mr Allan Thomas, President Royal Navy Submarines Association (Australian Branch) present Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Lindsey Hinch with the Submariner of the Year Award.

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Lindsay Hinch has won the highly coveted title of Submariner of the Year.

Unassuming building caters for all

Published on by CPO David Thomason (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The combined catering departments of HMAS Toowoomba and HMAS Ballarat at the Common User Facility, Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The combined catering departments of HMAS Toowoomba and HMAS Ballarat at the Common User Facility, Henderson, Western Australia.

Common User Facility Building Two is an inconspicuous single storey building with a view across Cockburn Sound to Fleet Base West and Garden Island.

Mateship recognised as Australians honoured by US Marine Corps

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The Commanding General, Marine Forces Pacific, Lieutenant General David Berger, USMC presented a US Meritorious Unit Commendation to Australia Defence Force personnel involved in the recovery efforts following the crash of a USMC MV-22 Osprey aircraft, onboard HMAS Adelaide, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

The Commanding General, Marine Forces Pacific, Lieutenant General David Berger, USMC presented a US Meritorious Unit Commendation to Australia Defence Force personnel involved in the recovery efforts following the crash of a USMC MV-22 Osprey aircraft, onboard HMAS Adelaide, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The United States Marine Corps has awarded a rare honour to 107 Australian Defence Force members who helped recover a US Marine aircraft off the north Queensland coast late last year.

Fresh ideas prepare our fighting fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Tamara Prins at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Tamara Prins at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Newly posted HMAS Stirling gymnasium staff are helping to build Navy’s mental and physical resilience for the year ahead. Their ‘go forward’ approach to designing physical training sessions is all about fostering the ‘Fit to Fight’ attitude in Navy personnel.

Silentworld’s support to the discovery of a century

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), Mr Bayden Findlay (photographer), Silentworld Foundation (photographer)

Paul Hundley, Director at Silentworld Foundation during the expedition to locate HMAS AE1. (photo: Bayden Findlay)

Paul Hundley, Director at Silentworld Foundation during the expedition to locate HMAS AE1.

One of the key players in the search for the Royal Australian Navy’s first submarine HMAS AE1 says finding its final resting place was ‘the right thing to do’ both for the men who died and for their families.

Creswell fit to fight

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jocelyn Blowfield (author), LEUT Matthew Nowaczyk (photographer), LCDR Jocelyn Blowfield (photographer)

HMAS Canberra landing craft with HMAS Creswell personnel as they set out on the first stage of the annual Command Challenge. (photo: )

HMAS Canberra landing craft with HMAS Creswell personnel as they set out on the first stage of the annual Command Challenge.

The ship’s company of HMAS Creswell has taken up the challenge to be Fit to Fight by embracing increased physical and adventure training opportunities throughout 2017 and into the new year.

Navy brings a winning mindset to Supercars

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author and photographer)

(Left to right) Able Seaman Electronics Technician Luke Oldham, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Kyle McPherson, Tickford Team Manager Chris O’Toole, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Ben Ayliffe. (photo: )

(Left to right) Able Seaman Electronics Technician Luke Oldham, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Kyle McPherson, Tickford Team Manager Chris O’Toole, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Ben Ayliffe.

Three Royal Australian Navy technical sailors have arrived at the Headquarters of Tickford Racing for the seventh rotation of the highly successful Navy Industry Outplacement Program.