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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. 

Wartime losses bridge generations and distance

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author)

The Perth/Amphion bell was retrieved from Perth's wreck by an Indonesian diving team in 1974 and subsequently presented to the Australian Government by the Indonesian Government. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

The Perth/Amphion bell was retrieved from Perth's wreck by an Indonesian diving team in 1974 and subsequently presented to the Australian Government by the Indonesian Government.

The loss of HMAS Perth and USS Houston in the Second World War was one of many tragic events that forged the relationship between the United States and Australian navies.

Joint capability impresses at Avalon

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

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan with the MRH-90 helicopter crew at the 2017 Avalon Airshow. (photo: Unknown)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan with the MRH-90 helicopter crew at the 2017 Avalon Airshow.

Australian military capability was certainly delivered in spades at this year’s Avalon International Airshow, with the services combining to show Australia's joint air power.

2017 march reinforces inclusive culture

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Navy personnel march in support of LGBTIQ Defence members at the 2017 Sydney Mardi Gras. (photo: Unknown)

Navy personnel march in support of LGBTIQ Defence members at the 2017 Sydney Mardi Gras.

Personnel from the Royal Australian Navy have again marched in the Sydney Mardi Gras parade, promoting diversity and LGBTI acceptance in the workforce.

Flying the Colours for 50 years

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

Personnel from HMAS Waterhen conduct Colours on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to mark the 116th birthday of the Royal Australian Navy and the 50th anniversary of the Australian White Ensign. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Personnel from HMAS Waterhen conduct Colours on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to mark the 116th birthday of the Royal Australian Navy and the 50th anniversary of the Australian White Ensign.

Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge is an experience in itself, but doing so to raise the Navy's Ensign to fly over the city on the Navy's birthday - that's one to write home about.

Sport conquers doubt for injured

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Invictus Games swimming coach Sub Lieutenant Amy Beal at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, ACT. (photo: Jayson Tufrey)

Invictus Games swimming coach Sub Lieutenant Amy Beal at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, ACT.

Navy people are training hard for the upcoming Invictus Games in Toronto, with a squad of 53 athletes hoping to be selected for the adaptive sports competition.

Sirius about fitness

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HMAS Sirius crew members take part in a fitness class that also combined baton training in the ultimate Battle Physical Training session. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius crew members take part in a fitness class that also combined baton training in the ultimate Battle Physical Training session.

A focus on fitness is paying dividends for HMAS Sirius with eight crew members chosen to represent the Royal Australian Navy in various sports, including lawn bowls and weightlifting.

Naval 'Ashes' return

Published on by POML-SC Gary Cooper (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's cricket team gather on the flight deck with their newly-won trophy, the 'Naval Ashes', following a friendly match against crew members from HMS Daring at the Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi, Pakistan. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta's cricket team gather on the flight deck with their newly-won trophy, the 'Naval Ashes', following a friendly match against crew members from HMS Daring at the Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi, Pakistan.

The ship's company of HMAS Arunta has restored national sporting pride with a commanding victory over England in an epic battle in Karachi to reclaim the 'Ashes'.

Rugby challenge tests fitness

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOPT Paul Williams (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Bradley Gibb making the Adelaide defence earn their keep. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Bradley Gibb making the Adelaide defence earn their keep.

Past-times should never come between nations, but when rugby is on the cards, Australians and Kiwis have to take sides. Navy sides from both nations left nothing on the field in a recent fixture in Western Australia.

Sea legs get running

Published on by LEUT Phillipe Fairs (author)

Lieutenant Commander Parsons, Commander Clowes, Able Seaman Phie, Captain Beard, Warrant Officer Scott, Chief Petty Officer Stapleton, Lieutenant Fairs and Lieutenant Callander. (photo: LEUT Phillipe Fairs)

Lieutenant Commander Parsons, Commander Clowes, Able Seaman Phie, Captain Beard, Warrant Officer Scott, Chief Petty Officer Stapleton, Lieutenant Fairs and Lieutenant Callander.

On a hot summer’s night in February, members of the ship’s company of Brisbane base HMAS Moreton took a 12 hour watch – relying on teamwork, endurance and resilience to get them through.