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Student leadership recognised

Published on by CPL Aaron Curran (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergielus of HMAS Albatross (left) and college principle Mohamad Eldana present the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork award to Mohammad Zahab, a Year 12 graduate of the Al Amanah College in Liverpool, NSW. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergielus of HMAS Albatross (left) and college principle Mohamad Eldana present the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork award to Mohammad Zahab, a Year 12 graduate of the Al Amanah College in Liverpool, NSW.

A battle fought during the Vietnam War has brought together a Navy member and an Islamic school.

Navy Headquarters - South Queensland volunteer for a good cause

Published on by CPO Noleen Brennan (author), Unknown (photographer)

Navy Headquarters - South Queensland staff lend a hand to  hunger-relief organisation, Foodbank. (From left) Able Seaman (AB) Charlie Fisk, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noleen Brennan, CPO Paul Cannard and AB Amy Huntress.   (photo: Unknown)

Navy Headquarters - South Queensland staff lend a hand to hunger-relief organisation, Foodbank. (From left) Able Seaman (AB) Charlie Fisk, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noleen Brennan, CPO Paul Cannard and AB Amy Huntress.

Four members from Navy Headquarters-South Queensland rolled their sleeves up and volunteered to help the needy in August. Working alongside other local volunteers, the team unpacked pallets of food into large ready-use containers, for numerous charitable organisations to access.

Parramatta keeps up historical ties

Published on by SBLT Cameron Taylor (author), ABEW Chloe Haigh (photographer)

Midshipman Emma Lau (left) and Sub Lieutenant Cameron Taylor (right) represent HMAS Parramatta with students from Dundas Public Primary School at the Parramatta and District Historical Society function celebrating 'History in Parramatta. (photo: AB Chloe Haigh)

Midshipman Emma Lau (left) and Sub Lieutenant Cameron Taylor (right) represent HMAS Parramatta with students from Dundas Public Primary School at the Parramatta and District Historical Society function celebrating 'History in Parramatta.

Members of HMAS Parramatta's crew had an important job at an event held by the Parramatta and District Historical Society on 10 September.  The ship's company had messages to deliver from the Governor of New South Wales and former Parramatta Commanding Officer, Commodore Jonathan Mead.

HMAS Cairns helps Life Education launch Ocsober in Queensland

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Troy Baird and Lieutenant Charlotte Rice pose with the Life Education mascot Healthy Harold on the wharf at HMAS Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Troy Baird and Lieutenant Charlotte Rice pose with the Life Education mascot Healthy Harold on the wharf at HMAS Cairns.

Personnel from HMAS Cairns were on hand to help Life Education with their annual 'Ocsober' campaign in Cairns on 1 October.

Village atmosphere in Albany one hundred years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Musician Bruce McIntyre from the Melbourne Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band hangs up his ceremonial uniform at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre in preparation for the 100 year commemoration of the departure of the first convoy to the First World War in Albany, Western Australia.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Musician Bruce McIntyre from the Melbourne Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band hangs up his ceremonial uniform at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre in preparation for the 100 year commemoration of the departure of the first convoy to the First World War in Albany, Western Australia.

The influx of people into Albany for this weekend's commemorations has required adaptable people and innovative solutions, resulting in friendships and camaraderie just like 100 years ago.

Navy cooks up a storm

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Maritime Logistics - Chefs, Able Seaman Amelia Greene (left) and Leading Seaman  Esler Cartledge (right) prepare lunch for the soldiers at 13th Brigade depot, in the lead up to the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.  (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Maritime Logistics - Chefs, Able Seaman Amelia Greene (left) and Leading Seaman Esler Cartledge (right) prepare lunch for the soldiers at 13th Brigade depot, in the lead up to the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

Two Navy chefs are definitely not out of their depth when it comes to catering for about 200 Army personnel joining commemorative events for the Centenary of Anzac in Albany this weekend.

 

Leyte Gulf veterans remembered 70 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, chats with Leyte Gulf veteran, Rear Admiral Maxwell Reed, AO, RAN (ret'd), at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, chats with Leyte Gulf veteran, Rear Admiral Maxwell Reed, AO, RAN (ret'd), at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Survivors of the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf gathered in Canberra recently to share memories and remember those who lost their lives in one of the greatest naval actions of the Second World War.

Submariners prepare to enter Fremantle

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, and the Mayor of Fremantle, Dr Brad Pettitt, hold the Freedom of Entry ceremonial scroll in the Fremantle Council Chambers, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, and the Mayor of Fremantle, Dr Brad Pettitt, hold the Freedom of Entry ceremonial scroll in the Fremantle Council Chambers, Western Australia.

As part of the Centenary of Submarines celebrations being held in November, the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force has received a centuries old honour from the Fremantle City Council.

Albatross ride to health

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

Cyclists participating in Albatross' annual Ride2Work team, cycle through the gangway to HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Cyclists participating in Albatross' annual Ride2Work team, cycle through the gangway to HMAS Albatross.

Lycra was optional for the HMAS Albatross team who chose pedal power for their daily commute on Ride2work day, 16 October. The annual event promotes the health and financial benefits of commuting by bike and aims to inspire those who have never ridden to work before to give it a go and encourage the more frequent riders to keep at it.

Remembering Navy Women

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN (left), accompanied by Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Jayne Craig, RAN (right), with members of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service Association (from left), Mrs Elinor Swan, Mrs Judith Rowe and Mrs Jean Hysen at a service held at the WRANS Memorial, HMAS Harman, 18 October 2014. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN (left), accompanied by Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Jayne Craig, RAN (right), with members of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service Association (from left), Mrs Elinor Swan, Mrs Judith Rowe and Mrs Jean Hysen at a service held at the WRANS Memorial, HMAS Harman, 18 October 2014.

Women’s Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Navy members, both past and present, come together in October each year at HMAS Harman to remember and honour the sacrifices and accomplishments that women have made through their service to Australia.