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Navy invests in vests

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

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kerin Young (front) displays the Boarding Life Jacket Load Bearing on the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jarryd Parsons at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kerin Young (front) displays the Boarding Life Jacket Load Bearing on the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jarryd Parsons at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

Sailors at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon have had a very important piece of new kit to show the public.

Birthday battle ensign hoisted in Parramatta

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

HMAS Parramatta flies her Battle Ensign at sunset to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Australian White Ensign. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta flies her Battle Ensign at sunset to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Australian White Ensign.

Usually birthdays take a back seat in the middle of a multi-national war-fighting exercise, but the birthday of a Navy and the flag under which she serves is the exception.

Destroyer crew training to fight

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Alan Antzack (photographer)

(L-R) Polly Eldred, Eric Abad, Davi Chao, ABCIS Guy Le Plastrier, Justin Christiana, LSCIS Jarrod Callandar, LSCIS Daniel Cooke, LSET David Braendler, ABET Max Martison, Bradley Coulson and Brad Hager. (photo: Alan Antzack)

(L-R) Polly Eldred, Eric Abad, Davi Chao, ABCIS Guy Le Plastrier, Justin Christiana, LSCIS Jarrod Callandar, LSCIS Daniel Cooke, LSET David Braendler, ABET Max Martison, Bradley Coulson and Brad Hager.

When the first of the Royal Australian Navy's destroyers enters service this year she will be one of the most capable warships in the world.

Patrol boat salutes sailors on eternal patrol

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Members of HMAS Maryborough conduct a memorial service for the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth II and USS Houston, in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia, during a South East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Members of HMAS Maryborough conduct a memorial service for the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth II and USS Houston, in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia, during a South East Asia Deployment.

The crew of the Darwin-based patrol boat, HMAS Maryborough, have marked the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I), with a midnight ceremony over the wreck in the Sunda Strait.

Navy’s flag turns 50 as the service marks 116th birthday

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The Australian White Ensign (AWE) flies alongside the Australian National Flag on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, marking the 116th birthday of the Royal Australian Navy and the 50th anniversary of the AWE. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

The Australian White Ensign (AWE) flies alongside the Australian National Flag on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, marking the 116th birthday of the Royal Australian Navy and the 50th anniversary of the AWE.

The Australian Navy has celebrated its 116th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Australian White Ensign with events at sea and ashore, recognising the vital service the Navy provides for the nation.

Melville assists Daydream Island

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HMAS Melville's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat prepares to deliver emergency water supplies to Daydream Island as the ship supports the rescue of more than 400 people, following the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Melville's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat prepares to deliver emergency water supplies to Daydream Island as the ship supports the rescue of more than 400 people, following the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

More than 400 stranded guests and staff have been rescued from Daydream Island off Queensland, ravaged by Tropical Cyclone Debbie, thanks to the actions of HMAS Melville

Choules sails for cyclone support

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Choules has sailed to support communities that may be affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Choules has sailed to support communities that may be affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

HMAS Choules has sailed for northern Queensland waters in support of communities which may be affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Peace operations seminar essential

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Janine Fabre (photographer)

Commander Greg Swinden is the Reserve officer at the Sea Power Centre – Australia. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Commander Greg Swinden is the Reserve officer at the Sea Power Centre – Australia.

Participants from as far away as Egypt and Jordan attended a peace operations seminar at the Australian Defence Force Peace Operations Training Centre at Weston Creek in Canberra in early March.

Parramatta saves yachtsmen in Southern Ocean

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HMAS Parramatta's Seahawk helicopter moves into position above stricken yacht 'Jedi 1' and prepares to winch her crew to safety. (photo: unknown)

HMAS Parramatta's Seahawk helicopter moves into position above stricken yacht 'Jedi 1' and prepares to winch her crew to safety.

Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Parramatta has rescued three South African sailors from a stricken yacht approximately 1,300 kilometres southwest of Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia.

Navy communications sailors excel on operations

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author and photographer), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, chats with Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems Lisa Brookman, during a visit to the Middle East region. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, chats with Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems Lisa Brookman, during a visit to the Middle East region.

Being used to the challenges of ship-borne communications has been an asset to delivering flexible and capable communications networks ashore as Australian Navy sailors are finding in the Middle East.