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Adelaide turns on a treat for South Australia Navy Week

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle conduct a Ceremonial Sunset onboard during the Commanding Officers Reception in Adelaide, South Australia during their Navy Week celebrations.  (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Members of HMAS Newcastle conduct a Ceremonial Sunset onboard during the Commanding Officers Reception in Adelaide, South Australia during their Navy Week celebrations.

Adelaide turned on a warm welcome when HMAS Newcastle visited the City of Churches for South Australia Navy Week recently. The visit was the first by a Navy warship in two years and marked the final port visit for Newcastle before the frigate headed home to Fleet Base East, Sydney, concluding a three month trip around Australia.

'The Continuing Journey' art exhibition opened

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN (left), opens 'The Continuing Journey' exhibition at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, with curator Mr Terry Hetherington, showcasing artworks by Mr John Downton. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN (left), opens 'The Continuing Journey' exhibition at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, with curator Mr Terry Hetherington, showcasing artworks by Mr John Downton.

Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer had a brush with the art world when he opened 'The Continuing Journey' an exhibition of work by artist John Downton at the Fleet Air Arm Museum Gallery, Nowra.

Defence depart Albany

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

A family waves good bye to HMAS Arunta as the ship exits the Atatürk Channel at the conclusion of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

A family waves good bye to HMAS Arunta as the ship exits the Atatürk Channel at the conclusion of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

In the deep waters south of Albany, Australian, New Zealand and Japanese surface and air units will attempt to locate, identify and isolate a submarine as commemoration is replaced by warfare in the Southern Ocean.

Bungaree covers 'the place of rain'

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

The Indigenous Performance Troupe, Bungaree, perform at the Community Concert as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

The Indigenous Performance Troupe, Bungaree, perform at the Community Concert as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

The Royal Australian Navy Indigenous Performance Group, Bungaree, proudly entertained visitors in their traditional energetic style at different venues throughout the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

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.