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First Sailor posted to all three Guided Missile Destroyers

Published on by LCDR Kristen Russo (author)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Benjamin Smith is the first sailor in the Royal Australian Navy to have been posted to all three Hobart Class Guided Missile Destroyers (DDGs).

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Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Benjamin Smith is the first sailor in the Royal Australian Navy to have been posted to all three Hobart Class Guided Missile Destroyers (DDGs).

Newly promoted Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Benjamin Smith is proud to be the first sailor to be posted to all three of the Royal Australian Navy’s newest and most capable warships.

Technical sailors hit the pits

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author)

Tickford Racing Team Manager Chris O’Toole; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Michael Dent; Able Seaman Electronics Technician Dylan Campbell; and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Basjon Ingold tour a Tickford Racing workshop in Melbourne. (photo: )

Tickford Racing Team Manager Chris O’Toole; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Michael Dent; Able Seaman Electronics Technician Dylan Campbell; and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Basjon Ingold tour a Tickford Racing workshop in Melbourne.

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

Distinguished officer gone but not forgotten

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Desmond Woods (author), CMDR Greg Swinden (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Pallbearers from HMAS Melbourne (III) carry the late Captain John Stevenson, AM, RAN (Retd) into the Naval Chapel at HMAS Kuttabul for his funeral. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Pallbearers from HMAS Melbourne (III) carry the late Captain John Stevenson, AM, RAN (Retd) into the Naval Chapel at HMAS Kuttabul for his funeral.

Today the Royal Australian Navy honoured the life of a highly regarded and greatly admired retired officer who had an extraordinary career, marked with distinguished service in war and peace, tragedy and controversy.

New officer follows in the footsteps of last ANZAC

Published on by Department of Defence (author), José Navarro (photographer)

Senior Naval Officer - Tasmania and Appointing Officer, Commander Robert Curtis, welcomes Thomas Claridge into the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: José Navarro)

Senior Naval Officer - Tasmania and Appointing Officer, Commander Robert Curtis, welcomes Thomas Claridge into the Royal Australian Navy.

When Thomas Claridge joined the Royal Australian Navy in Hobart last Friday, he was following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather Alec Campbell, who was Australia’s last ANZAC.

Volunteering a win-win as Top End team pitches in to help the paw

This article has photo gallery Published on by AB Toni McMahon (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Sailors and soldiers from Transit Security Element 91 and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra with staff and furry friends at PAWS Darwin animal shelter in Winnellie, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Sailors and soldiers from Transit Security Element 91 and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra with staff and furry friends at PAWS Darwin animal shelter in Winnellie, NT.

Defence members in the Top End have taken time to give back to the local community during a series of working bees and volunteer activities at the PAWS Darwin Animal Shelter.

Stirling gives Navy families the red carpet treatment

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Kayla Petersen leads a tour group around HMAS Toowoomba during the HMAS Stirling Families Day. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Kayla Petersen leads a tour group around HMAS Toowoomba during the HMAS Stirling Families Day.

Navy members in Western Australia made their families the focus on January 25 as they hosted the annual HMAS Stirling Families Day.

Fleet Air Arm’s biggest little fan pitches in to fly the flag

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Six-year-old Eloise Livingston with personnel from 816 Squadron on Australia Day 2019. (photo: Unknown)

Six-year-old Eloise Livingston with personnel from 816 Squadron on Australia Day 2019.

The Navy and Air Force flypasts and aircraft handling displays are a highlight for many people who mark Australia Day around Sydney Harbour.

The final bell as Avalon farewells Navy’s Bell 429 helicopters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer), CPL David Said (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Cliff Gaudie showcases a 723 Squadron Bell 429 helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Cliff Gaudie showcases a 723 Squadron Bell 429 helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria.

The last Royal Australian Navy Bell 429 helicopter is making its final public appearance at the Australian International Airshow 2019 at Avalon, Victoria, this week.

The man behind the unmanned helicopter

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics, Rik Murtagh, showcases the 822X Squadron S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aircraft System at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held at Avalon, Victoria. Able Seaman Murtagh is an operator and maintainer for the platform. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics, Rik Murtagh, showcases the 822X Squadron S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aircraft System at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held at Avalon, Victoria. Able Seaman Murtagh is an operator and maintainer for the platform.

Two Royal Australian Navy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are on display at the 2019 Australian International Airshow at Avalon, Victoria.

Bombing of Darwin remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer), SGT David Millard (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin.

Australian Defence Force members and an Armidale class patrol boat have provided a strong contribution to commemorative services held in the Northern Territory to mark the 77th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.