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Royal Australian Navy celebrates 115th birthday

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Miah Hammond-Errey (author), LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (author)

Members of Australia's Federation Guard and the Navy Events team assist with the 'Colours Ceremony' to help raise an Australian White Ensign on the massive flag pole at Regatta Point, Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Members of Australia's Federation Guard and the Navy Events team assist with the 'Colours Ceremony' to help raise an Australian White Ensign on the massive flag pole at Regatta Point, Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.

Today the Australian Navy celebrated 115 years of continuous operations since its inception in 1901. Navy personnel attended birthday celebrations at sea, on shore establishments and in the nation’s capital.

Australian Defence Force commemorates the First Gulf War

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Leading Seaman Musician Marcus Salone from the Royal Austarlian Navy Band - Sydney Detachement sounds the

Leading Seaman Musician Marcus Salone from the Royal Austarlian Navy Band - Sydney Detachement sounds the "Last Post' as Rear Admiral Kenneth Doolan, AO, RAN (Rtd) stands at attendtion during the First Gulf war memorial service held in Canberra.

The Australian Defence Force recently honoured the sacrifices of those who fought to liberate Kuwait 25 years ago in the First Gulf War.

Dragon boaters fiery finish

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Mike Winter (author), LEUT Damien Hansen (photographer)

The Cerberus Dragon Boat Navy men's team paddles to the start position on the Gateway Lake in Wodonga, Victoria, as they compete in the eighth annual Brave Hearts Dragon Boat Regatta (photo: LEUT Damien Hansen)

The Cerberus Dragon Boat Navy men's team paddles to the start position on the Gateway Lake in Wodonga, Victoria, as they compete in the eighth annual Brave Hearts Dragon Boat Regatta

The HMAS Cerberus dragon boat team have competed against the top Victorian clubs and held their own.

Smooth sailing during teamwork afternoon

Published on by LSML-SC Tim Johnston (author)

The ship's company of HMAS Warramunga joined their colleagues from over the Tasman some competitive but friendly sailing in Auckland Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

The ship's company of HMAS Warramunga joined their colleagues from over the Tasman some competitive but friendly sailing in Auckland Harbour.

Harking back to the skills of the days of sail, nine members from the ship's company of HMAS Warramunga joined their colleagues from over the Tasman in some competitive but friendly sailing in Auckland Harbour.

Defence athletes try Husky

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force Triathlon Club members participating in the Huskisson Triathlon Festival 2016. (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

The Australian Defence Force Triathlon Club members participating in the Huskisson Triathlon Festival 2016.

More than 25 Australian Defence Force Triathlon Club members competed in the Huskisson Triathlon festival during the weekend of 20-21 February.

Birdie eyes some altitude

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author)

(l-r) Hugh, Scott and Lorcan Elleman at Everest Base Camp. (photo: Unknown)

(l-r) Hugh, Scott and Lorcan Elleman at Everest Base Camp.

Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Scott Elleman is taking altitude training to the extreme and departs next month to climb to Camp 2 on Mount Everest.

Anchors away! Tobruk and Sydney to move

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Deputy Port Services Manager Lieutenant Clint Waters stands beside a 11 tonne mooring anchor at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Deputy Port Services Manager Lieutenant Clint Waters stands beside a 11 tonne mooring anchor at Garden Island, Sydney.

Decommissioned Navy ships Tobruk and Sydney will shortly be moved to the eastern side of Garden Island, to make more space along Fleet Base East.

Antarctic voyage packed with adventure

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author)

During December and January Midshipman Thomas Ciantar, along with Petty Officer Hydrographic Systems Manager Nathan Smith, joined the ice-patrol ship as she travelled from Fleet Base West, in Rockingham, Western Australia, down to the Ross Sea, via Tasmania, to conduct fisheries inspections of vessels targeting the endangered Patagonian toothfish. (photo: Unknown)

During December and January Midshipman Thomas Ciantar, along with Petty Officer Hydrographic Systems Manager Nathan Smith, joined the ice-patrol ship as she travelled from Fleet Base West, in Rockingham, Western Australia, down to the Ross Sea, via Tasmania, to conduct fisheries inspections of vessels targeting the endangered Patagonian toothfish.

To deliberately run a vessel onto sea ice feels as wrong as you can get, but for a trainee Warfare Officer who cross-decked onto Roayl Navy vessel, HMS Protector, as she steamed to Antarctica, it soon became part of his daily routine.

HMAS Ballarat sails from successful upgrade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Felicity Petrie (author), LCDR Felicity Petrie (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat conducts an inclining experiment essential for calculating manoeuvrability and stability of the vessel following comprehensive structural changes, such as the addition of the Aft Mast Cupola, during the ASMD Programme.  (photo: LCDR FC Petrie)

HMAS Ballarat conducts an inclining experiment essential for calculating manoeuvrability and stability of the vessel following comprehensive structural changes, such as the addition of the Aft Mast Cupola, during the ASMD Programme.

HMAS Ballarat proceeded to a buoy in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, recently, signifying the completion of a busy and successful Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade.

HMAS Yarra conducts flying ops with 723 Sqn in Jervis Bay

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Helo Operations conducted on HMAS Yarra with 723 Squadron's 'Bell 429' during Mine Warfare Faculty Assessment Week in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABCSOMW Andrew Lloyd)

Helo Operations conducted on HMAS Yarra with 723 Squadron's 'Bell 429' during Mine Warfare Faculty Assessment Week in Jervis Bay.

HMAS Yarra got off to a flying start to 2016 conducting helicopter operations in Jervis Bay with a helicopter from 723 Squadron in mid February.