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HMAS Watson marches into Woollahra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Eastern Suburbs Police Command Superintendent John Duncan halts Commanding Officer HMAS Watson, Captain John Stavridis, ADC, RAN and his Ship’s Company as they conduct a Freedom of Entry march through the streets of Woollahra, Sydney.  (photo: LSIS Thomas Gibson)

Eastern Suburbs Police Command Superintendent John Duncan halts Commanding Officer HMAS Watson, Captain John Stavridis, ADC, RAN and his Ship’s Company as they conduct a Freedom of Entry march through the streets of Woollahra, Sydney.

The Officers and Sailors of HMAS Watson have reaffirmed their bond with the Municipality of Woollahra by exercising their right to Freedom of Entry to the eastern Sydney suburb.

Penguin supports the Balmoral Swim For Cancer

Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, Commander Mat Bradley, presents the HMAS Penguin Shield to a team from Peakhurst Swim Club, after they won the 2019 Penguin Relay at the Balmoral Swim For Cancer event. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, Commander Mat Bradley, presents the HMAS Penguin Shield to a team from Peakhurst Swim Club, after they won the 2019 Penguin Relay at the Balmoral Swim For Cancer event.

A beautiful Sunday morning greeted competitors and organisers as they arrived at Sydney’s Balmoral Beach for the annual Balmoral Swim For Cancer.

Navy surveyor attends reopening of Cook garden in north Yorkshire

Published on by Aly Thompson (author), Hambleton District Council (photographer)

Chairman of Great Ayton Parish Council, Ron Kirk, and Commander Neil Cheverton with the Captain Cook Memorial Garden obelisk. (Image supplied by Hambleton District Council). (photo: Hambleton District Council)

Chairman of Great Ayton Parish Council, Ron Kirk, and Commander Neil Cheverton with the Captain Cook Memorial Garden obelisk. (Image supplied by Hambleton District Council).

The Royal Australian Navy’s Assistant Naval Advisor – London has helped the north Yorkshire town of Great Ayton to officially reopen their Captain Cook Memorial Garden.

A piece of the Pacific in the west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling.

With their beautiful, harmonious singing and a new Guardian class Patrol Boat, the maritime surveillance unit of the Tuvalu Police Force brought a distinct Pacific Island feel to Fleet Base West.

Coffs Harbour and 725 Squadron reunited

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Leo Baumgartner (author and photographer)

Two Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters flypast as 725 Squadron gives the eyes right during the Freedom of Entry into Coffs Harbour, NSW. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Two Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters flypast as 725 Squadron gives the eyes right during the Freedom of Entry into Coffs Harbour, NSW.

Hundreds of local residents lined the streets of Coffs Harbour to watch and support officers and sailors from 725 Squadron as they exercised their Freedom of Entry to the coastal city.

March to the beat of a new drum

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall and LSMUSN Belinda Rendell (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), SGT William Guthrie (photographer), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Band Sydney Drum Corps members, (L-R) Able Seaman Musicians Vitaliy Rayitsyn, Thomas Brooke, Chris Thompson, Sam Sheppard and Petty Officer Musician Brett Douglas with the RAN's new marching drums during the 2019 Anzac Day parade through the streets of Sydney. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Band Sydney Drum Corps members, (L-R) Able Seaman Musicians Vitaliy Rayitsyn, Thomas Brooke, Chris Thompson, Sam Sheppard and Petty Officer Musician Brett Douglas with the RAN's new marching drums during the 2019 Anzac Day parade through the streets of Sydney.

One of the highlights of a Royal Australian Navy parade is the Navy Band marching down a main street with their front row performing stick drill on side-slung drums embellished with drag ropes which nod to Navy’s past.

Navy conquers bridges

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

RAN members who competed in the Asics Bridges Fun Run (in front of HMAS Warramunga at Fleet Base West, WA). L-R: LEUT Will Singer; Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submarines John Wheelhouse; SBLT Sarah Connor; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Ben Higgins; Petty Officer Electronic Technician Submarines Sara Clarke; Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders; and LCDR Kelly Masters. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

RAN members who competed in the Asics Bridges Fun Run (in front of HMAS Warramunga at Fleet Base West, WA). L-R: LEUT Will Singer; Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submarines John Wheelhouse; SBLT Sarah Connor; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Ben Higgins; Petty Officer Electronic Technician Submarines Sara Clarke; Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders; and LCDR Kelly Masters.

Thirteen Navy and four Army members represented the Australian Defence Force Running and Athletics Association (ADFRAA) at the Asics Bridges 10km road race held at Elizabeth Quay in Perth, crossing the three prominent bridges located around the city’s picturesque Swan River.

Smiles the key to a successful IPE19

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Sinead Prewett joins in for a selfie with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces during a visit to the Meh Mari Village in Malaysia for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Sinead Prewett joins in for a selfie with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces during a visit to the Meh Mari Village in Malaysia for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19) deployment has concluded after nearly three months away, visiting seven countries and travelling 12,500 nautical miles in South- and South-East Asia.

Successful visit for Chief of Navy

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Australian Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks to senior sailors during a visit to HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Australian Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks to senior sailors during a visit to HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN has personally congratulated the crew of HMAS Success on her final deployment before decommissioning in June.

Newcastle's Great Race home for charity

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate in a charity fundraising event on the flight deck while alongside in Jakarta, Indonesia during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate in a charity fundraising event on the flight deck while alongside in Jakarta, Indonesia during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

In an effort to raise funds one last time before she decommissions in June, HMAS Newcastle is conducting a major fundraising event aptly named ‘The Great Race’ as she makes her way home from INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.