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An afternoon 'frittered away' for a worthy cause

Published on by LCDR Jeremy Richardson (author), ABEW Matthew Cox (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann prepares 'Portuguese Fritters' with members of the ship's company for White Ribbon Night at sea.  (photo: ABEW Matthew Cox)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann prepares 'Portuguese Fritters' with members of the ship's company for White Ribbon Night at sea.

As HMAS Sydney was at Sea for White Ribbon Night, the ship’s company took the opportunity to indulge in a Friday afternoon tea at sea. To make this an afternoon tea to remember, it was decided early on that the key ingredient would be enough Portuguese Fritters for the whole Ship’s Company.

Fleet HQ and Kuttabul put on their jeans

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Liam White (centre) collects donations from Royal Australian Navy (RAN) sailors in the gardens of HMAS Kuttabul, as part of the base's fundraising for the 2014 Jeans for Genes Day. (From left) Leading Seaman Jennifer Jenkinson, Seaman Keeylan Hume, Able Seaman Liam White, Leading Seaman Kurt Cartwright and Leading Seaman Troy Martin. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Liam White (centre) collects donations from Royal Australian Navy (RAN) sailors in the gardens of HMAS Kuttabul, as part of the base's fundraising for the 2014 Jeans for Genes Day. (From left) Leading Seaman Jennifer Jenkinson, Seaman Keeylan Hume, Able Seaman Liam White, Leading Seaman Kurt Cartwright and Leading Seaman Troy Martin.

Members from HMAS Kuttabul and Fleet Headquarters have once again swapped uniforms for denim throwing their support behind Jeans for Genes Day.

'Sub' sets off for Variety Bash

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy entry for the 2014 New South Wales Variety Bash, a HR Holden wagon dressed as a submarine on the wharf at Fleet Base East with HMAS Sirius in the background. This year's crew for the 2014 NSW Variety Bash are (left to right) Lieutenant Commander Shane Tacon, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Electrical Brett Ross and Lieutenant Commander Graeme Wong. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

The Royal Australian Navy entry for the 2014 New South Wales Variety Bash, a HR Holden wagon dressed as a submarine on the wharf at Fleet Base East with HMAS Sirius in the background. This year's crew for the 2014 NSW Variety Bash are (left to right) Lieutenant Commander Shane Tacon, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Electrical Brett Ross and Lieutenant Commander Graeme Wong.

One half of the Royal Australian Navy’s entry to the 2014 New South Wales Variety Bash has departed Garden Island bound for Brisbane, the start of this year’s event.

Sailors help out at Village Children's Centre

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

HMAS Cairns members, Able Seamen Glen Murray, John Beecher and Christopher Cali, with staff and children of the Village Children's Centre enjoy the rewards of their hard work on their newly refurbished dinghy. 
 (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

HMAS Cairns members, Able Seamen Glen Murray, John Beecher and Christopher Cali, with staff and children of the Village Children's Centre enjoy the rewards of their hard work on their newly refurbished dinghy.

Recently, three sailors from HMAS Cairns volunteered their time to help out at the Village Kids Children’s Centre.

HMAS Melbourne lends a helping hand

Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author and photographer)

The HMAS Melbourne catering department volunteered their time by sorting clothing for the annual Sydney Winter Appeal at the Talbot Hostel located in Woolloomooloo, Sydney. (From left) Able Seaman (AB) Maritime Logistics - Chef (ML -C) Wilkinson, Seaman ML-C Kristy Bryden, ABML-C Hung Loung, ABML-C Abbie Green,  ABML-C Mitchell Lee and Leading Seaman  Ryan Wilson. (photo: ABML-C Steven Bruni)

The HMAS Melbourne catering department volunteered their time by sorting clothing for the annual Sydney Winter Appeal at the Talbot Hostel located in Woolloomooloo, Sydney. (From left) Able Seaman (AB) Maritime Logistics - Chef (ML -C) Wilkinson, Seaman ML-C Kristy Bryden, ABML-C Hung Loung, ABML-C Abbie Green, ABML-C Mitchell Lee and Leading Seaman Ryan Wilson.

Being crew of a ship in refit without a working galley has allowed HMAS Melbourne’s catering department time to volunteer their culinary skills and assist the local community.

Naval Gazing students meet Navy’s students at HMAS Cerberus

Published on by ABMUSN Clair McGann (author and photographer)

Students from Somerville Secondary Collage in the demonstration hall of the Boatswain Faculty, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. 


 (photo: ABMUSN Claire McGann)

Students from Somerville Secondary Collage in the demonstration hall of the Boatswain Faculty, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Recently, thirty five local Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning students from Somerville Secondary College visited Navy’s largest training establishment, HMAS Cerberus, in Victoria, as part of the Naval Gazing visit program.

HMAS Harman supports Jeans for Genes Day 2014

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), CMDR Jayne Craig (photographer)

On 1 August 2014 HMAS Harman Command Team enjoyed a uniform free day and a fundraising BBQ in support of Jeans for Genes Day. (photo: CMDR Jayne Craig)

On 1 August 2014 HMAS Harman Command Team enjoyed a uniform free day and a fundraising BBQ in support of Jeans for Genes Day.

On Friday, 1 August, HMAS Harman's Command Team enjoyed a uniform free day and a fundraising BBQ in support of Jeans for Genes Day.

HMAS Cerberus gives winter warmers

Published on by ABIS Cassie McBride (author and photographer)

From left, Seaman Star Anna Moxham and Seaman Star Bradley Burt hand donations of blankets and clothing from HMAS Cerberus families to Father Bob McGuire and the Father Bob McGuire Foundation Outreach Director Daryl Lynch at Albert Park, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

From left, Seaman Star Anna Moxham and Seaman Star Bradley Burt hand donations of blankets and clothing from HMAS Cerberus families to Father Bob McGuire and the Father Bob McGuire Foundation Outreach Director Daryl Lynch at Albert Park, Victoria.

Members of HMAS Cerberus came to a call of action recently to help out The Father Bob McGuire Foundation, in Melbourne.

Legacy 'best sellers' treated with Navy ship tour

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Legacy’s staff and best badge sellers of 2013 before taking a tour onboard HMAS Stuart (from left) Raymond Tran, Eve Crossley, Katrina Pastuovic, Joshua Griffiths, John Murray, Patrick Butler with staff members, Josie Fodor and Hannah Carling. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Legacy’s staff and best badge sellers of 2013 before taking a tour onboard HMAS Stuart (from left) Raymond Tran, Eve Crossley, Katrina Pastuovic, Joshua Griffiths, John Murray, Patrick Butler with staff members, Josie Fodor and Hannah Carling.

Legacy’s 'best sellers' from 2013 have been given a personal tour of HMAS Stuart as a thank you for their efforts in raising funds for the charity.

PM, CN and ADF Cadets commemorate first campaign of WWI

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mrs Raveena Carroll-Kenney (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Australian Defence Force Cadets commit wreaths to the waters of Cockatoo Island in Sydney where the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (ANMEF) departed for Rabaul, 100 years ago. HMAS Huon (rear) represents the WW1 ship HMAS Berrima.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Australian Defence Force Cadets commit wreaths to the waters of Cockatoo Island in Sydney where the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (ANMEF) departed for Rabaul, 100 years ago. HMAS Huon (rear) represents the WW1 ship HMAS Berrima.

Under a grey Sydney sky yesterday, 90 Australian Defence Force Cadets retraced the steps of the servicemen who deployed from Australia’s shores to fight in the nation's first campaign of World War I, in Rabaul, German New Guinea.