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Historic memorial mast made shipshape for Fleet Review

Published on by Mr Ben Wickham (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Band stand in formation as guests and media take part in a special ceremony for the rededication of the HMAS Sydney (I) mast, at Bradleys Head. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The Royal Australian Navy Band stand in formation as guests and media take part in a special ceremony for the rededication of the HMAS Sydney (I) mast, at Bradleys Head.

The Royal Australian Navy and the NSW Government today unveiled the restored mast of HMAS Sydney (I) – one of Australia’s most important monuments to ships and crew lost in war – at Bradleys Head on Sydney Harbour.

Navy Band in high demand before IFR

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

The Tasmanian Contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band entertains the crowd at Kingston’s Oliebollen Festival. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

The Tasmanian Contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band entertains the crowd at Kingston’s Oliebollen Festival.

As well as performing in a concert and its participation in a street parade, both to help celebrate Tall Ships Hobart as a lead-up to the IFR, the Tasmanian contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band also fitted in a performance at the annual Oliebollen Festival at Kingston.

Sailors of South Pacific cast salute Royal Australian Navy

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

The musical cast from the theatre production South Pacific, currently showing at the Sydney Opera House, on the wharf with Ship's Company of HMAS Huon at HMAS Waterhen. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

The musical cast from the theatre production South Pacific, currently showing at the Sydney Opera House, on the wharf with Ship's Company of HMAS Huon at HMAS Waterhen.

The musical cast of South Pacific, currently showing at the Sydney Opera House, shared a salute last week with the crew of HMAS Huon as both prepared for the International Fleet Review (IFR) in Sydney this week.

Inaugural ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Creswell hosts a multi-national fleet anchored in Jervis Bay for the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting - Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Creswell hosts a multi-national fleet anchored in Jervis Bay for the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting - Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise.

The inaugural ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) Maritime Security Field Training Exercise commenced yesterday in and around Jervis Bay and the East Australian Exercise Area.

NUSHIP Canberra aviation team prepares to be first of class

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), CMDR Paul Moggach (photographer)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra and HMS Illustrious' Air Departments in the Flying Control room of HMS Illustrious. (photo: CMDR Paul Moggach)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra and HMS Illustrious' Air Departments in the Flying Control room of HMS Illustrious.

The Air Department in the Royal Australian Navy’s first Landing Helicopter Dock ship, NUSHIP Canberra, has taken another step towards achieving operational capability following a period with the Royal Navy developing multi-spot helicopter operating procedures.

Warrant Officer of the Navy stops in on NUSQN 725

Published on by CPOATV Phil Copley (author), Mr Clark Pierce (photographer)

(L-R) LS Benjamin Elliott, WO-N Martin Holzberger, LSA Eammon O'Brien and LS Tyron Garrett talk about anti-submarine warfare improvements in the MH-60R helicopter. (photo: Mr Clark Pierce)

(L-R) LS Benjamin Elliott, WO-N Martin Holzberger, LSA Eammon O'Brien and LS Tyron Garrett talk about anti-submarine warfare improvements in the MH-60R helicopter.

Warrant Officer of the Navy (WO-N), WO Martin Holzberger has visited NUSQN 725 in Jacksonville, Florida to view the progress of MH-60R training and hear how the officers and sailors have integrated into the US Navy training system.

ATTACK ONE on target

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

ATTACK ONE personnel from HMAS Albany proceed in rigid hull inflatable boats to a simulated Suspected Irregular Entry Vessel (SIEV) during their Mission Readiness Evaluation by Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessel. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

ATTACK ONE personnel from HMAS Albany proceed in rigid hull inflatable boats to a simulated Suspected Irregular Entry Vessel (SIEV) during their Mission Readiness Evaluation by Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessel.

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew ATTACK ONE has been deemed mission ready for Operation RESOLUTE following two weeks of training by Sea Training Unit – Minor War Vessels and a final assessment by the senior assessor Commodore Warfare.

PNG Independence Day celebrations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Mermaid, LCDR Sara Lambden with local children at Esa'Ala Station in Dawson Strait for Papua New Guinea Independence celebrations. (photo: LEUT Sarah Mills)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Mermaid, LCDR Sara Lambden with local children at Esa'Ala Station in Dawson Strait for Papua New Guinea Independence celebrations.

HMA Ships Choules, Paluma and Mermaid anchored in locations around Papua New Guinea recently for PNG Independence Day Celebrations in the local regions.

Navy Divers prove deployable recovery and salvage capability

Published on by CPOCD Michael Barnes (author)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Andrew Allen wears an underwater battle damage repair dive suit during a unit readiness evaluation in Cairns. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Andrew Allen wears an underwater battle damage repair dive suit during a unit readiness evaluation in Cairns.

The Royal Australian Navy's Clearance Divers have proven their underwater battle damage repair capabilities during a Unit Readiness Evaluation in Cairns.

NUSHIP meets a new ship

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

HMS Daring alongside NUSHIP Canberra at Williamstown Dockyard, Victoria.  (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

HMS Daring alongside NUSHIP Canberra at Williamstown Dockyard, Victoria.

The Royal Navy ship HMS Daring has pulled alongside NUSHIP Canberra in Melbourne, providing the city with an impressive backdrop of the worlds most modern warships.