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Leeton local gives IFR a thumbs up

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jessica Corbett from Leeton, NSW in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jessica Corbett from Leeton, NSW in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

A former Leeton Eagles and Narrandera Knights basketball player was one of 8000 sailors who took part in Sydney’s recent International Fleet Review (IFR).

First ever Timor-Leste officer joins Royal Australian Naval College

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author and photographer)

Commander Higineo Neves, Chief of Naval Component Timor-Leste, promotes Midshipman Jacinto Do Nascimento to Sub Lieutenant, during his officer training at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Commander Higineo Neves, Chief of Naval Component Timor-Leste, promotes Midshipman Jacinto Do Nascimento to Sub Lieutenant, during his officer training at HMAS Creswell.

The latest New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) at HMAS Creswell has a very special trainee, one paving the way for his nation and Navy.

Fleet Entry a highlight for East Doncaster girl

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Huon's Navigator Lieutenant, Jessica O'Brien from Doncaster, Vic, in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Huon's Navigator Lieutenant, Jessica O'Brien from Doncaster, Vic, in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

Piloting a warship into Sydney Harbour for the International Fleet Review was how one former East Doncaster Secondary College student spent part of her October long weekend.

Tobruk sailors

Published on by Sharon Palmer (author), Lauren Norton (photographer)

Able Seaman Cameron Eccleston and Seaman Scott Boothman on board HMAS Tobruk during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on 6 October. (photo: Lauren Norton)

Able Seaman Cameron Eccleston and Seaman Scott Boothman on board HMAS Tobruk during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on 6 October.

It was a case of being in the right place at the right time for three sailors of HMAS Tobruk.

Cadet support for IFR

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Albatross in Wollongong take a look at the ships in Darling Harbour during the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Albatross in Wollongong take a look at the ships in Darling Harbour during the International Fleet Review.

More than 300 Navy Cadets from around the country converged on Sydney for the once-in-a-life-time experience of the International Fleet Review.

AB Simon ‘Spike’ Jones

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Marine Technician Simon 'Spike' Jones from Wagga Wagga, NSW, in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Marine Technician Simon 'Spike' Jones from Wagga Wagga, NSW, in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

A former Wagga Wagga signwriter who gave up his job to join the Navy was one of 8000 sailors who took part in the IFR.

Medical officer on SPS Cantabria

Published on by Sharon Palmer (author), Lauren Norton (photographer)

Ship's medical officer Lieutenant Luis Martinez, of the Spanish Defence Force, on ESPS Cantabria's flight deck during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on 6 October. (photo: Lauren Norton)

Ship's medical officer Lieutenant Luis Martinez, of the Spanish Defence Force, on ESPS Cantabria's flight deck during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on 6 October.

It’s pretty obvious LEUT Luis Cotarelo Martinex, of ESPS Cantabria, loves his job. A personable friendly character, he’s quick to say he’s not in the Navy but belongs to the Spanish Defence Department and his English is not good. He stresses he knows little about the inner machinations of the ship, yet his guided tour of her suggests otherwise, as does his command of the English language.

Recruit School’s final Moran Division

Published on by LEUT Melissa Cowling (author), ABML-C Daniel Hancock (photographer)

General Entry 317, Moran Division's Anzac and Stuart classes on the flight deck of HMAS Perth.
 (photo: ABML-C Daniel Hancock)

General Entry 317, Moran Division's Anzac and Stuart classes on the flight deck of HMAS Perth.

Moran Division will be written into the history books on 28 November 2013 when the final class of Moran recruits graduate from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.

Navy’s first visit to Tasmania’s Longford Show

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author)

Leading Seaman Amelia Bivolcheff puts finishing touches to the Navy’s display before the gates open and the crowds arrive at the Longford Show in Tasmania. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Amelia Bivolcheff puts finishing touches to the Navy’s display before the gates open and the crowds arrive at the Longford Show in Tasmania.

Tasmania’s north was buffeted by strong winds and lashings of rain on 19 October, but it all eased to a bright and sunny day which attracted 7000 people to Longford’s 157th annual show…

HMAS Albatross provides local bushfire support

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Services utilise HMAS Albatross's facilities to refuel aircraft involved in bushfire suppression efforts. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Services utilise HMAS Albatross's facilities to refuel aircraft involved in bushfire suppression efforts.

Naval Air Station Nowra, HMAS Albatross, is providing support to a range of emergency services aircraft working to suppress a bushfire burning within remote country 30 kilometres inland from Ulladulla.