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Anzac and Japanese ships on show

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

Members of the public take a closer look at the 5 inch gun aboard HMAS Arunta during the Navy ship open day during the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Members of the public take a closer look at the 5 inch gun aboard HMAS Arunta during the Navy ship open day during the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

Rarely do the public get a chance to stroll around the forecastle and flight deck of a warship, until now. HMA Ships Anzac, Arunta, HMNZ Ship Te Kaha and JDS Kirisame rolled out their welcome mats, ball-caps and memorabilia for the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event Ship's Open Day on 2 November.

Stuart HOT on radio

Published on by LEUT Michael Wheeler (author and photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

HMAS Arunta leads a formation of seven warships including HMNZS Te Kaha (left) and HMAS Anzac through King George Sound off Albany, Western Australia during the symbolic convoy departure as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMAS Arunta leads a formation of seven warships including HMNZS Te Kaha (left) and HMAS Anzac through King George Sound off Albany, Western Australia during the symbolic convoy departure as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

Radio transmissions were a little different from the usual for the crew of HMAS Stuart during the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event, when they hosted a local FM radio show from the gun direction platform.

Thousands honour 100 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with Chief of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Rear Admiral Jack Steer, ONZM, RNZN, applaud during the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event troop march held in York Street, Albany, Western Australia.  (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with Chief of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Rear Admiral Jack Steer, ONZM, RNZN, applaud during the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event troop march held in York Street, Albany, Western Australia.

Tens of thousands of people wearing poppies and warm smiles cheered as Defence personnel from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and France participated in the troop march during the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event in Albany, Western Australia today.

Cocos Islands to mark Sydney-Emden battle

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), Mr Bob Crawshaw (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Sydney (I). (photo: Unknown. Image scanned from Navy Historic Archive.)

HMAS Sydney (I).

On the weekend of 8-9 November, Australia’s remotest community in the Indian Ocean will remember a century-old naval battle on their doorstep.

Albany commemorations start with a bang

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LEUT Michael Wheeler (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Dave Teitzel, CSM, RAN, attends the Ceremonial Sunset held at Anzac Peace Park as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Dave Teitzel, CSM, RAN, attends the Ceremonial Sunset held at Anzac Peace Park as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

The Anzac Peace Park, located on the shores of Princess Royal Harbour, staged the perfect location for the Ceremonial Sunset as part of the Centenary of Anzac commemorations in Albany, Western Australia. 

Heavy wind conditions fail to stall Navy sailing club's win

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), LCDR Bill Welling (photographer)

A team from Creswell Sailing Club in yacht 'Friendship of Leeuwin' take a breath during a down-wind leg of the Jervis Bay Cruising Yacht Club Spring Series in Jervis Bay. 
(From left) Warrant Officer Brendon Blank, Chief Petty Officer Richard (Blue) Timms, Sub Lieutenant (SBLT) Michael Mulquiney and SBLT Ross Gordon. (photo: LCDR Bill Welling)

A team from Creswell Sailing Club in yacht 'Friendship of Leeuwin' take a breath during a down-wind leg of the Jervis Bay Cruising Yacht Club Spring Series in Jervis Bay. (From left) Warrant Officer Brendon Blank, Chief Petty Officer Richard (Blue) Timms, Sub Lieutenant (SBLT) Michael Mulquiney and SBLT Ross Gordon.

Creswell Sailing Club has ended the month on a high by taking out top place in the Jervis Bay Cruising Yacht Club Spring Series.

Navy training aimed at building resilience among indigenous youth

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Luke Ettridge (right) assists one of the Australian Football League (AFL) Flying Boomerangs before abseiling from the high ropes tower at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Luke Ettridge (right) assists one of the Australian Football League (AFL) Flying Boomerangs before abseiling from the high ropes tower at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus has hosted young players, coaching and support staff from the AFL Flying Boomerangs squad as part of a personal development and leadership program for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders between 14-15 years old. The players were introduced to training, Navy style, through program designed to test and strengthen their resilience.

Navy women cricketers make Defence history

Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), CPL Aaron Curran (photographer)

Able Seaman Sarah Beard square cuts during her unbeaten innings of  72 (photo: CPL Aaron Curran)

Able Seaman Sarah Beard square cuts during her unbeaten innings of 72

The Australian Defence Force Cricket carnival has concluded with Navy Women creating history as the inaugural winners of the ASCA national inter service women’s cricket trophy, defeating Army Women in a closely fought T20 final.

From Hobart to Burnie, Navy leads the way

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

President of Navy League of Australia, Commander Graham Harris (left) and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN (right) presents Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania (NHQ-TAS), Commander Stacey Porter the Navy League Perpetual Trophy 2014 for NHQ-TAS outstanding service in the community. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo )

President of Navy League of Australia, Commander Graham Harris (left) and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN (right) presents Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania (NHQ-TAS), Commander Stacey Porter the Navy League Perpetual Trophy 2014 for NHQ-TAS outstanding service in the community.

From taking part in fun runs to assisting community renovation, Navy personnel have truly left their mark across the state of Tasmania.

Sharks victorious

Published on by LS Gerry Kyan (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

2014 Oberon Shield Basketball Champions HMAS Kuttabul (grey) team with the Runner Up team, HMAS Albatross after the championship game, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

2014 Oberon Shield Basketball Champions HMAS Kuttabul (grey) team with the Runner Up team, HMAS Albatross after the championship game, Sydney.

The action was fast and furious at the 2014 EAA Oberon Shield Basketball tournament, held at the All Sorts Fitness and Well Being Centre on 22 October.