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Ending on a high note

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), LS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: LS Nadav Harel)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

A Navy musician has bookended his career with bugle calls, three and a half decades apart, from Seaman to Commander.

Dux on track to defend

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), PO Vickie Austin (photographer)

Warrant Officer Adrian Holmes  presents Recruit Electronic Warfare Matthew Joekong  with the 'Academic of the Intake' award during his graduation ceremony from General Entry 352 Emms Division held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: PO Vickie Austin)

Warrant Officer Adrian Holmes presents Recruit Electronic Warfare Matthew Joekong with the 'Academic of the Intake' award during his graduation ceremony from General Entry 352 Emms Division held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Identifying and defending against anti-ship missiles is a job you don’t see outside the Navy – which is exactly what attracted one trailblazer to the Navy’s warfighting community.

Royal Australian Navy officer awarded United States Navy medal

Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author and photographer)

LCDR Geoffrey Cockett was presented with his award and Medal by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, CMDR Ian Campbell. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

LCDR Geoffrey Cockett was presented with his award and Medal by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, CMDR Ian Campbell.

Royal Australian Navy Operations Officer Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Cockett has been awarded the United States Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Fitting end for both aircraft and pilot

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jason Tuffrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne, 65, sits in the pilot seat of an AS-350B Squirrel helicopter on the day of his last flight after 47 years’ service at HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne, 65, sits in the pilot seat of an AS-350B Squirrel helicopter on the day of his last flight after 47 years’ service at HMAS Albatross, NSW.

After nearly 48 years flying Royal Australian Navy helicopters, Pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne has safely completed his final flight.

 

Reflections on service, pride and enjoyment

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Sean Perrett coordinates ship movements via morse code on the bridge wing of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Sean Perrett coordinates ship movements via morse code on the bridge wing of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region.

It’s no secret that global travel is one of the most exciting parts of life in the Navy and for many serving members past and present the further they sail the more professionally rewarding it gets.

Steaming ahead with charitable donations

Published on by LSML-P Nick Magafas (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Rear Admiral Brett Wolski and Leading Seaman Nick Magfas accept a $4500 cheque from Mr Kevin Assenheim and Mr Allen Palmer who are part of the End of Steam Era Reunion 2017 which was donated to Keeping Watch. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Rear Admiral Brett Wolski and Leading Seaman Nick Magfas accept a $4500 cheque from Mr Kevin Assenheim and Mr Allen Palmer who are part of the End of Steam Era Reunion 2017 which was donated to Keeping Watch.

Navy's charity, Keeping Watch, owes its very existence to the spirit and generosity of its donors and recently, Keeping Watch was the recipient of a generous donation from a group of ‘old and bold’ steamers.

Navy assists Tour de Cure

Published on by CMDR Michael Hogan (author), Unknown (photographer)

President of the RAN Ski Club COMMBC, RADM Peter Laver accepts a Tour de Cure Thank You certificate from Tour de Cure rider CMDR Mike Hogan, RANR. (photo: Unknown)

President of the RAN Ski Club COMMBC, RADM Peter Laver accepts a Tour de Cure Thank You certificate from Tour de Cure rider CMDR Mike Hogan, RANR.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Thredbo Ski Lodge has recently hosted 34 Tour de Cure cancer charity cyclists in the Snowy Mountains and Jindabyne.

Navy helps to keep Booderee beautiful

Published on by LCDR Jocelyn Blowfield (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander David Kingdom (right) and Lieutenant David Janszen (left) help with the clean up effort which was conducted as part of the Keep Booderee Beautiful campaign launched by Parks Australia in December 2017. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander David Kingdom (right) and Lieutenant David Janszen (left) help with the clean up effort which was conducted as part of the Keep Booderee Beautiful campaign launched by Parks Australia in December 2017.

The ship’s company of a Royal Australian Navy base south of Sydney have joined forces with the community to clean up a local national park and maintain its beauty.

Young Endeavour celebrates 30 years

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

STS Young Endeavour arrives at Fleet Base East in Sydney on her 30th birthday. (photo: )

STS Young Endeavour arrives at Fleet Base East in Sydney on her 30th birthday.

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour celebrated 30 years of challenging and inspiring young Australians at Fleet Base East on Thursday 25 January 2018.

Navy commemorates 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Viktor Pilicic lays a wreath at the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam. (photo: ABMT Leo Baumgartner)

HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Viktor Pilicic lays a wreath at the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam.

Representatives of the Royal Australian Navy and Northern Territory community paused today to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam and the loss of nine lives.