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HMAS Adelaide helps Sydney celebrate

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide sails through Sydney Harbour on Australia Day 2016. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Adelaide sails through Sydney Harbour on Australia Day 2016.

The Navy’s newest warship, HMAS Adelaide, took centre stage for the Sydney Australia Day celebrations, hosting the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley, AC DSC (Rtd), NSW Australian of the Year finalists and other Australia Day Council guests.

A new phase awaits for 808

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

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Navy's home to the MRH-90 helicopter, 808 Squadron, assembled for the traditional rowing ashore of the outgoing Commanding Officer as Commander Adrian Capner handed over the “trident of power” to Commander Michael Waddell recently.

Fleet Air Arm Commander leaves his mark

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Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.  (photo: LS Sarah Williams)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

There was no need of car or driver to transport Commodore Vince Di Pietro to his recent change of command ceremony at the home of Navy's Fleet Air Arm in Nowra.

Remembering Operation DESERT STORM

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Warrant Officer Fred Campbell with Mr Rick Meehan (Nowra RSL secretary, retired Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft, and organiser of the evening), and Lord Mayor of Shoalhaven city, Joanna Gash, at the 25th anniversary of the first Gulf War Commemorative Dinner at Nowra. (photo: unknown)

Warrant Officer Fred Campbell with Mr Rick Meehan (Nowra RSL secretary, retired Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft, and organiser of the evening), and Lord Mayor of Shoalhaven city, Joanna Gash, at the 25th anniversary of the first Gulf War Commemorative Dinner at Nowra.

Navy has continued to honour its heritage and the contribution of serving members, with a memorial dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of the start of the first Gulf War.


Personal histories shared at Australian National Maritime Museum

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Lieutenant Commander Vic MacIntosh, Leading Seaman Kat Jones and Able Seaman Isaac Ingui with staff from the Australian National Maritime Museum. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Vic MacIntosh, Leading Seaman Kat Jones and Able Seaman Isaac Ingui with staff from the Australian National Maritime Museum.

An insight into life into sailors and officers in the Royal Australian Navy is on show as part of 'Action Stations', a new exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum Warship Pavilion.

Indigenous graduates test Navy careers

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Carl Capper, RAN, awards Recruit George Gabey with his graduation certificate during the graduation ceremony for the Defence Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns, Queensland. (photo: LSIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Carl Capper, RAN, awards Recruit George Gabey with his graduation certificate during the graduation ceremony for the Defence Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns, Queensland.

Seventeen Recruits stood tall in front of friends and family on 16 December, at a ceremony to recognise their graduation from the fourth iteration of the Navy-led Defence Indigenous Development Program.

Defence basketball goes on the road

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lara Pilton runs with the ball during the Australian Defence Force Basketball Association National Championships grand final match between combined Service teams from NSW and QLD last month. The sport's focus will now move to Tasmania for a friendly tournament highlighting the skills of Defence players.  
 (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lara Pilton runs with the ball during the Australian Defence Force Basketball Association National Championships grand final match between combined Service teams from NSW and QLD last month. The sport's focus will now move to Tasmania for a friendly tournament highlighting the skills of Defence players.

The Australian Defence Force men's and women's basketball teams are in Tasmania this weekend for a friendly competition and to spread the word on the various careers available in the Australian Defence Force.

Navy cricketer plays a key role

Published on by John Cole (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Sarah Beard represented Australia in the Governor General's XI match against India in Drummoyne.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Sarah Beard represented Australia in the Governor General's XI match against India in Drummoyne.

It was a day that turned out to have a lot of ceremony, a lot of dignitaries and sadly, a lot of rain.

Setting a new course for women's cricket

Published on by CAPT Bill Heck (author), CPL Aaron Curran (photographer)

Navy vice-captain Able Seaman Sarah Beard will join the Governor General's XI to play against India in Sydney tomorrow. (photo: CPL Aaron Curran)

Navy vice-captain Able Seaman Sarah Beard will join the Governor General's XI to play against India in Sydney tomorrow.

Navy will lead from the front in a new look calendar for Australian cricket.

Navy sails for Australia in Admiral’s Cup

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Unknown (photographer)

Midshipman Tracey Magyar leads fellow international competitors around the top mark. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Tracey Magyar leads fellow international competitors around the top mark.

Three Royal Australian Navy officers travelled to India in early December to represent the service, Australian Defence Force and the country in the sixth iteration of the Admiral's Cup regatta.