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Service marks 72 years since the loss of Kuttabul

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson, RAN salutes the HMAS Kuttabul memorial site after laying a wreath at a small ceremony on Garden Island Navy Base, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson, RAN salutes the HMAS Kuttabul memorial site after laying a wreath at a small ceremony on Garden Island Navy Base, Sydney.

Representatives from Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Britain, the Netherlands and Australia attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney, last week, to mark the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul (I).

HMAS Melbourne and USS Frank E Evans collision remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Jake Badior (author)

RADM Tony Horton, AO, RAN (Rtd) addresses attendees of the 45th Anniversary of the HMAS Melbourne (II) and USS Frank E Evans collision in a small ceremony held at Garden Island Chapel, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

RADM Tony Horton, AO, RAN (Rtd) addresses attendees of the 45th Anniversary of the HMAS Melbourne (II) and USS Frank E Evans collision in a small ceremony held at Garden Island Chapel, Sydney.

Forty-five years after the USS Frank E Evans collided with the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne (II) in the South China Sea, personnel who served on the night have reunited for a memorial service in Sydney.

New foundations built for Navy women's rugby

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Able Seaman Danica Sinclair from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby team tries to break through the Royal Australian Air Force defence during the Australian Services Rugby Championships. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Danica Sinclair from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby team tries to break through the Royal Australian Air Force defence during the Australian Services Rugby Championships.

A new milestone was achieved at the Australian Services Rugby Championships (ASRC) last week when Navy fielded a full women's fifteen for the first time in more than a decade.

Choules competes at Royal New Zealand Navy hockey tournament

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Noel Smith (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Egan skilfully passes an opponent during an Inter-Ship Hockey challenge between HMAS Choules and teams from the Royal New Zealand Navy and Airforce.  (photo: SBLT Noel Smith)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Egan skilfully passes an opponent during an Inter-Ship Hockey challenge between HMAS Choules and teams from the Royal New Zealand Navy and Airforce.

The annual Royal New Zealand Navy Inter-Ship Hockey Tournament was held on May 28, at North Harbour Hockey Stadium, in Auckland, New Zealand. HMAS Choules was alongside Auckland for a port visit, so the ship’s company was invited to participate in the event.

New Squadron parades Australian national sport in the US

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer), Mrs Cindy Murray (photographer)

Able Seaman Hall and Warrington contest the ball  in a friendly game of Australian rules football between NUSQN 725 and the Fort Lauderdale Squids at NAS Jacksonville in Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Able Seaman Hall and Warrington contest the ball in a friendly game of Australian rules football between NUSQN 725 and the Fort Lauderdale Squids at NAS Jacksonville in Florida.

New Squadron 725 personnel took time out of their hectic schedules to compete in an exhibition game of Australian Rules Football on a very warm Saturday in Florida recently.

Kicking goals and scoring dreams

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Drew Thornton on the Rugby field at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Drew Thornton on the Rugby field at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus based Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Drew Thornton has been kicking goals steadily and is now scoring a dream come true. Most young lads only dream of playing with the big leagues, but Leading Seaman Thornton is stepping into the fray after being selected to represent Victoria at the 2014 NRL Affiliated States Championships to be played at Coopers Stadium Adelaide.

A cross country challenge to remember

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

HMAS Perth's ships company proudly holding the the 25th Petras Memorial Trophy with family friend of the Petras family, Navy Veteran John Wilson after completing the cross country fun run around HMAS Coonawarra and Larrakeyah Barracks in Darwin during their port visit. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

HMAS Perth's ships company proudly holding the the 25th Petras Memorial Trophy with family friend of the Petras family, Navy Veteran John Wilson after completing the cross country fun run around HMAS Coonawarra and Larrakeyah Barracks in Darwin during their port visit.

HMAS Coonawarra recently held the 25th iteration of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race.

80 year old 'Wellsy' stars in charity rugby match

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Mr Ian 'Wellsy' Wells on the playing field during his first game of Vets as an 80 year old. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Mr Ian 'Wellsy' Wells on the playing field during his first game of Vets as an 80 year old.

ACT Rugby Veteran Mr Ian 'Wellsy' Wells played his first rugby union game as an 80 year old after celebrating the milestone birthday two days before the ACT Vets took on NUSHIP Canberra in their annual charity rugby match.

Aussie sailor bags five bronze medals against world's best

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lesa Horntvedt (author)

Leading Seaman Carolyn Johnsen, a member of the Australian National Dragon Boat Team 'The Auroras', with her five bronze medals she won at the 11th Asian Dragon Boat Championships held on Nam Van Lake, Macau.
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Leading Seaman Carolyn Johnsen, a member of the Australian National Dragon Boat Team 'The Auroras', with her five bronze medals she won at the 11th Asian Dragon Boat Championships held on Nam Van Lake, Macau.

Leading Seaman Carolyn Johnsen has started her Asian Dragon Boat racing campaign in fine form, bagging five bronze medals at her first international racing regatta, as part of the Australian National Dragon Boat Team - The Auroras.

RAAF Air Commander gets a taste of Navy aviation

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

(Front centre) Air Commander of the Royal Australian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Melvin Hupfeld DSC with members of 816 Squadron and one of the Squadron's Seahawk Helicopters.
  (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

(Front centre) Air Commander of the Royal Australian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Melvin Hupfeld DSC with members of 816 Squadron and one of the Squadron's Seahawk Helicopters.

Visits to 816 and 723 Squadrons, a flight in a Squirrel helicopter, simulator experience in flying a Seahawk and an anti-submarine warfare demonstration were all part of the busy itinerary that Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, recently put together for Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld.