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Warfighting women winning at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Seaman Boatswain's Mate Paige Powers makes a new heaving line on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Parramatta, during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17, off the coast of Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Seaman Boatswain's Mate Paige Powers makes a new heaving line on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Parramatta, during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17, off the coast of Western Australia.

Sailing on the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia in a Royal Australian Navy frigate is just another day in the life of Seaman Boatswain's Mate Paige Powers.

Technically taming Taipans

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Daile Tomkinson on the ramp of an 808 Squadron MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Daile Tomkinson on the ramp of an 808 Squadron MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

Maintaining a helicopter that can fly up to 300 kilometres per hour and still take off weighing more than 10,000 kilograms fully loaded is the core business of some of Navy’s technical sailors.

Perpetual awards for aviators efforts

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

Since 1992, the Partington Shield has been awarded annually in recognition of excellence in the support of naval aviation by both service and  civilian personnel at HMAS Albatross.
This award, which honors the legacy of former Albatross Commanding  Officer, the late Commodore Robert Partington, was presented to Lieutenant Jodie  Turkenberg, Flight Support Officer with 816 Squadron.
 (photo: Unknown)

Since 1992, the Partington Shield has been awarded annually in recognition of excellence in the support of naval aviation by both service and  civilian personnel at HMAS Albatross. This award, which honors the legacy of former Albatross Commanding  Officer, the late Commodore Robert Partington, was presented to Lieutenant Jodie  Turkenberg, Flight Support Officer with 816 Squadron.

Late last year the best of naval aviation were recognised with a range of new awards reflecting the complexity and capability of the Fleet Air Arm.

Cairns in close shave for community

Published on by POML-C Rob Bateman (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Carl Capper, RAN, (seated right) joined other members of HMAS Cairns to raise more than $3000 for the Leukaemia Foundation by hosting a World's Greatest Shave event. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Carl Capper, RAN, (seated right) joined other members of HMAS Cairns to raise more than $3000 for the Leukaemia Foundation by hosting a World's Greatest Shave event.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Cairns walked the talk recently after encouraging his ship’s company to shave their luscious locks for a great cause.

Exhibition shares more than history

This article has photo gallery Published on by Unknown (author), Jessica Lean for the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience (photographer)

Navy volunteers (L-R) LCDR Brett Lane and WO Kurk Brandstater who have both volunteered at Perth, Bunbury and Kalgoorlie, with LCDR Brett Lane recently volunteering at Geelong as well. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Navy volunteers (L-R) LCDR Brett Lane and WO Kurk Brandstater who have both volunteered at Perth, Bunbury and Kalgoorlie, with LCDR Brett Lane recently volunteering at Geelong as well.

The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition is entering its final stretch after more than 18 months touring the country.

Brisbane base cleans up

Published on by CPOML-S Noleen Brennan (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Moreton's ship's company participate in Clean Up Australia Day in the Bulimba foreshore and surrounding parklands. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Moreton's ship's company participate in Clean Up Australia Day in the Bulimba foreshore and surrounding parklands.

Navy members of Brisbane base HMAS Moreton have joined forces with their local community participating in the annual Clean Up Australia campaign.

Young Endeavour completes circumnavigation of Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Training Ship Young Endeavour returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after completing a 10-month circumnavigation of Australia. (photo: ABCSO(U) TARA BYRNE)

Training Ship Young Endeavour returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after completing a 10-month circumnavigation of Australia.

The Royal Australian Navy-operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour returned to Sydney recently after a 10-month circumnavigation of Australia.

Fallen sailors remembered by grateful Sydneysiders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Frank Vella (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton, RAN, salutes as sailors from HMAS Waterhen conduct Colours at Charles Mance Reserve Memorial, Merrylands, NSW. (photo: Frank Vella, Merrylands RSL)

Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton, RAN, salutes as sailors from HMAS Waterhen conduct Colours at Charles Mance Reserve Memorial, Merrylands, NSW.

Of the eight warships the Navy lost in 1942, three had sailors or officers onboard from the Western Sydney suburb of Merrylands.

Singapore sailor 'knew the end was nigh'

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author and photographer), Calvin Wong (photographer)

World War 2 veteran Derek Holyoake at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, following at a national commemorative service to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore. Mr Holyoake served aboard HMAS Hobart and saw action off Singapore. (photo: Corporal Max Bree)

World War 2 veteran Derek Holyoake at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, following at a national commemorative service to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore. Mr Holyoake served aboard HMAS Hobart and saw action off Singapore.

A white flag and Union Jack accompanied Britain’s Lieutenant General Arthur Percival as he was escorted through Japanese lines to sign the surrender of Singapore’s Commonwealth forces on 15 February 1942.

Yarra’s ‘sublime courage’ remembered 75 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

CO of HMAS Yarra LCDR Christopher Cockerill, RAN, CO of RAN Recruit School CMDR Luke Ryan, RAN and Recruit School Divisional Chief Petty Officer CPOML-C Scott Clarke take a salute as the RAN Band Melbourne play the national anthem. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

CO of HMAS Yarra LCDR Christopher Cockerill, RAN, CO of RAN Recruit School CMDR Luke Ryan, RAN and Recruit School Divisional Chief Petty Officer CPOML-C Scott Clarke take a salute as the RAN Band Melbourne play the national anthem.

More than 150 people attended a commemoration ceremony in Melbourne to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Yarra (II) on 5 March.