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Mateship matters - Christmas loans rise across the fleet

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Trustees with the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund formally endorse annual Christmas loans to Navy members at their end of year board meeting in Canberra. From left: Mr Lakesh Sundar; CMDR Christina Ween; LS Joanne Andrews; RADM Brett Wolski, AM; LCDR Susan Harris; CAPT Peter Dowton, CSC; WO Karen Sellars; and LEUT Luke Reynoldson. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Trustees with the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund formally endorse annual Christmas loans to Navy members at their end of year board meeting in Canberra. From left: Mr Lakesh Sundar; CMDR Christina Ween; LS Joanne Andrews; RADM Brett Wolski, AM; LCDR Susan Harris; CAPT Peter Dowton, CSC; WO Karen Sellars; and LEUT Luke Reynoldson.

Christmas has come early for hundreds of RAN members, who are struggling to make ends meet this festive season.

HMAS Childers contributes to Red 25

Published on by LEUT Danielle Couch (author)

Able Seaman Boatswain’s Mate Renee Mason at the Cairns Red Cross Blood Donation Centre. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Boatswain’s Mate Renee Mason at the Cairns Red Cross Blood Donation Centre.

Six crew members of Armidale Class patrol boat HMAS Childers have answered the call for an increase in blood donations while alongside in HMAS Cairns.

HMAS Moreton opens doors for family day

Published on by LS Hayden Eyles (author and photographer)

HMAS Moreton revs up for their annual Families Day. (photo: LS Hayden Eyles)

HMAS Moreton revs up for their annual Families Day.

HMAS Moreton opened its gates recently to more than 500 people for a joint family day and Defence Force Recruiting careers day.

Navy supporting Invictus Games 2018

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Courtney Bahr (author), Unknown (photographer)

Joint Task Force 646 Operation INVINCIBLE ADF Tri Service Medal Bearers. (photo: Unknown)

Joint Task Force 646 Operation INVINCIBLE ADF Tri Service Medal Bearers.

Members of the Royal Australian Navy were privileged to be involved in the Australian Defence Force’s support to the 2018 Invictus Games which were held recently in Sydney.

Fields of red in Kings Park

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Handcrafted poppies laid at Kings Park State War Memorial for Remembrance Day 2018 in Perth, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Handcrafted poppies laid at Kings Park State War Memorial for Remembrance Day 2018 in Perth, Western Australia.

The usually deep green lawns of Kings Park overlooking the city of Perth were transformed into a sea of red as part of the Centenary of Armistice commemorations.

Stirling hosts WA Police Leadership Conference

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel of the Western Australian Police Force leads the discussion with welcomed guests of the Western Australian Police Force 2018 Metropolitan Region Leadership Conference held at the Sir James Stirling Annex in HMAS Stirling, Garden Island. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel of the Western Australian Police Force leads the discussion with welcomed guests of the Western Australian Police Force 2018 Metropolitan Region Leadership Conference held at the Sir James Stirling Annex in HMAS Stirling, Garden Island.

HMAS Stirling has hosted a group of senior police officers who came together recently to attend the Western Australian Police Force (WAPOL) 2018 Metropolitan Leadership Conference.

Navy thanked for poppy memorial

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Coordinator of the Canberra Chapter of 5000 Poppies, Ledy Rowe (left) presents Chief of Staff, Navy Strategic Command, Commodore Katherine Richards two wreaths made up of hand crocheted poppies at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Coordinator of the Canberra Chapter of 5000 Poppies, Ledy Rowe (left) presents Chief of Staff, Navy Strategic Command, Commodore Katherine Richards two wreaths made up of hand crocheted poppies at Russell Offices, Canberra.

Navy members past and present have been thanked for their generosity in commemorating those who died in World War One.

Navy appeals for public help in honouring maritime war dead

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Able Seaman Bill Williams, who died after being shot during an Australian raid on a German radio post on Rabaul on 11 September 1914. AB Williams was the first Australian to die in World War One. (photo: )

Able Seaman Bill Williams, who died after being shot during an Australian raid on a German radio post on Rabaul on 11 September 1914. AB Williams was the first Australian to die in World War One.

Relatives of Navy World War One fallen members are being asked to search through family photo albums to assist in compiling an updated Roll of Honour, listing Royal Australian Navy personnel who gave their lives in the Great War.

STS Young Endeavour visits Newcastle

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Young Endeavour Youth Scheme sailor, Dominic Erbacher (left) shows a student from San Clemente High School the winch system onboard the Young Endeavour in Newcastle, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Young Endeavour Youth Scheme sailor, Dominic Erbacher (left) shows a student from San Clemente High School the winch system onboard the Young Endeavour in Newcastle, New South Wales.

Australia’s national sail training ship, STS Young Endeavour has visited Newcastle where she welcomed aboard students from Kotara High School Special Needs Unit.

Navy’s founding father honoured

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), Lois Comeadow (photographer)

Assembled representatives from Navy and a number of Vice Admiral William Creswell’s descendants stand by his newly restored grave.  (photo: Lois Comeadow)

Assembled representatives from Navy and a number of Vice Admiral William Creswell’s descendants stand by his newly restored grave.

Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell, considered the ‘Father’ of the Royal Australian Navy, has been honoured with a small ceremony at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne.