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Ship visits provide new opportunities for Cairns Navy pilot

Published on by CPO Dan Carter (author)

KRI Saltan Iskandar Muda, at Cairns for a port visit, 17 October 2013. (photo: LS Adams)

KRI Saltan Iskandar Muda, at Cairns for a port visit, 17 October 2013.

The influx of visiting warships to HMAS Cairns has provided local Port Services Manager, Lieutenant Commander Peter Mellick a chance to consolidate his pilotage skills a little faster than usual.

Bathurst on Bathurst

Published on by MIDN Jocelynne Booth Millichamp (author)

The ship's company of HMAS Bathurst, crewed by Aware Three, line the deck of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat for a photo opportunity, before the start of the Bathurst 1000 race. (photo: )

The ship's company of HMAS Bathurst, crewed by Aware Three, line the deck of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat for a photo opportunity, before the start of the Bathurst 1000 race.

The crew of HMAS Bathurst were able to take a break from patrolling the line at Christmas Island for Operation RESOLUTE recently so they could enjoy the Bathurst 1000 race.

Dibby goes home

Published on by LSHSO Lawrence McLean (author and photographer)

LSBM Barth Tiro conducts a Tide Camp during a survey of the Dawson Strait, Papua New Guinea. HMA Ships Mermaid and Paluma deployed to the region in August 2013 to conduct a hydrographic survey of the Dawson Strait. (photo: LSHSO Lawrence McLean)

LSBM Barth Tiro conducts a Tide Camp during a survey of the Dawson Strait, Papua New Guinea. HMA Ships Mermaid and Paluma deployed to the region in August 2013 to conduct a hydrographic survey of the Dawson Strait.

A chance to deploy as part of HMAS Mermaid’s ship’s company to conduct soundings in Dawson Strait, Papua New Guinea, was too good an opportunity for former Papua New Guinea native, Leading Seaman Bart Tiro to pass up.

A flying visit back home

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

A Navy Seahawk helicopter arrives at St Joseph's Primary School, to the delight of students and teachers. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

A Navy Seahawk helicopter arrives at St Joseph's Primary School, to the delight of students and teachers.

Melbourne students from Crib Point Primary and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary Schools were excited to welcome some high flying visitors when one of Navy’s S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopters landed on their sports oval in the lead up to the biennial HMAS Cerberus Open Day, being held on Sunday 27 October 2013.

Navy golfers play championship course

Published on by Mr Gary Booth (author)

The Navy Golf - WA team members sporting new golf bags on the first tee at Royal Perth Golf Club. (photo: )

The Navy Golf - WA team members sporting new golf bags on the first tee at Royal Perth Golf Club.

Members of Navy Golf - Western Australia have teed off for the first time since being furnished with new golf bags by Navy Health. The event was the annual Royal Perth Golf Club vs Navy Golf - WA.

Third instalment on Harman history

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Annette Nelson, RAN, and Commodore Peter Laver, RAN, at the launch of LCDR Nelson's book 'HMAS Harman 1943-2013'. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Annette Nelson, RAN, and Commodore Peter Laver, RAN, at the launch of LCDR Nelson's book 'HMAS Harman 1943-2013'.

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Annette Nelson launched her third book on the history of HMAS Harman last week.

Aviators recount Tasman rescue

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Rob Crawford (author)

The crew of Tiger 74, from left to right, LEUT Rhodes, PO McCallum, LCDR O'Toole and LS Woolard pose for a photo. (photo: Mr Robert Crawford)

The crew of Tiger 74, from left to right, LEUT Rhodes, PO McCallum, LCDR O'Toole and LS Woolard pose for a photo.

September 29 2013 began as a routine day for Aircrewman LS Woolard, Pilot LCDR David O’Toole, Aviation Warfare Officer LEUT Phillip Rhodes and Aircrewman Instructor PO Colin McCallum of 816 Squadron, but it soon developed into one of high drama the crew may never forget.

Navy team rides to conquer cancer

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Seaman Josh Leach (back row, far left) stands next to Tim Dugan, CEO of the Chris O'Brien Foundation, and to his right, Tony Lally CEO of SunSuper who sponsored the Sydney Ride to Conquer Cancer. (photo: )

Seaman Josh Leach (back row, far left) stands next to Tim Dugan, CEO of the Chris O'Brien Foundation, and to his right, Tony Lally CEO of SunSuper who sponsored the Sydney Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Over $10,000 was raised by three Navy personnel, who recently donned yellow jerseys and cycled 200 kilometres to raise money for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

Sailor eyes marathon voyage

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Josh O'Hanlon from NUSHIP Canberra stands high on the flight deck of Ocean Shield overlooking Sydney. After three months of hard training, Josh is preparing to fly to the United States to compete in the New York City Marathon. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Josh O'Hanlon from NUSHIP Canberra stands high on the flight deck of Ocean Shield overlooking Sydney. After three months of hard training, Josh is preparing to fly to the United States to compete in the New York City Marathon.

Navy will cheer rowdily from afar for NUSHIP Canberra’s LSBM Josh O’Hanlon when he tackles his first 42km marathon race at the New York Marathon on 3 November.

HMAS Warramunga 'Red Dog' expedition

Published on by LEUT Andrew Parnwell (author and photographer), SBLT Dionette Wilson (author)

HMAS Warramunga crew before the Mount Whaleback mining tour, Newman, WA. (photo: LEUT Andrew Parnwell)

HMAS Warramunga crew before the Mount Whaleback mining tour, Newman, WA.

Ten members of HMAS Warramunga's ship's company were given the chance to explore the Pilbara Region, during a recent transit of the North West Shelf.