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Navy remembers at War Memorial milestone

Published on by LCPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Kate Ryan salutes as a bugler plays the last post during the 1000th Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: LPCL Sebastian Beurich)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Kate Ryan salutes as a bugler plays the last post during the 1000th Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial.

A sheen of rain covered the cloisters of the Australian War Memorial as Royal Australian Navy Commander Kate Ryan read a dedication to Flight Sergeant Lyndsay Arthur Bayley to the crowd of silent onlookers last month.

 

Penguin continues to build on rich heritage

Published on by WO John O'Brien (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall presents Commander Ian Campbell with the Penguin memento and the title of Commanding Officer during a ceremony held at HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall presents Commander Ian Campbell with the Penguin memento and the title of Commanding Officer during a ceremony held at HMAS Penguin.

Leadership of one of Sydney's iconic naval bases passed to new command in a unique ceremony in late January.

Royal Artillery lose to Navy in cricket friendly

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), LCPL Sebastian Beurich (photographer)

Seaman Josh Kedwell from the Royal Australian Navy Cricket team smashes the ball during a friendly games of cricket while touring Australia as part of the Captain-General's Baton tour of the world. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Seaman Josh Kedwell from the Royal Australian Navy Cricket team smashes the ball during a friendly games of cricket while touring Australia as part of the Captain-General's Baton tour of the world.

The Royal Australian Navy has bounced back from a rough start for a four-wicket win against the touring British Army Royal Artillery Cricket Club last Friday.

Navy rugby on show at Kapooka Series

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The Cerberus Rugby team prior to the Army verses Navy curtain raiser game for the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship game between the Melbourne Rising and the Greater Sydney Rams played at Morwell, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The Cerberus Rugby team prior to the Army verses Navy curtain raiser game for the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship game between the Melbourne Rising and the Greater Sydney Rams played at Morwell, Victoria.

The HMAS Cerberus rugby team may be going it alone in representing Navy against more than a dozen teams from across Army and Air Force, at the Kapooka K-Series Rugby 10s on 19 March.

Navy team take home sailing honours in New Zealand

Published on by LEUT Christopher Broadbent (author)

Winning the final race of the Tri Nations Sailing competition was the highlight for the Royal Australian Navy team during the week at the Bay of Islands in New Zealand's north in late January. (photo: Unknown)

Winning the final race of the Tri Nations Sailing competition was the highlight for the Royal Australian Navy team during the week at the Bay of Islands in New Zealand's north in late January.

Winning the final race of January's Tri-Nations Sailing competition at the Bay of Islands in New Zealand’s north was the highlight for the Royal Australian Navy team.

On target for national parachuting titles

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Marine Technician Dave Walker competing in the Australian Defence Force Parachuting Association Championships. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Marine Technician Dave Walker competing in the Australian Defence Force Parachuting Association Championships.

Jumping from a perfectly serviceable aircraft and plummeting earthwards at terminal velocity isn’t for everyone, but Australian Defence Parachuting Association members will take on all comers at the national titles at Nagambie, Victoria, next month.

HMAS Choules stages an island friendly

Published on by LEUT Andrew John McDonald (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer)

While deployed at sea in support of Operation Resolute, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules was challenged to a sporting competition by the community of Cocos (Keeling) Island, one of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories. 
 (photo: CPOCIS Simon Bagnall )

While deployed at sea in support of Operation Resolute, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules was challenged to a sporting competition by the community of Cocos (Keeling) Island, one of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories.

The world game suddenly became much closer to home for the crew of HMAS Choules, who staged a friendly sports competition in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands last week.

Rough seas no problem during a great day out

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Staff from HMAS Penguin were keen supporters of  the annual Australian Surf Rowing League carnival at Manly Beach last month. (photo: unknown)

Staff from HMAS Penguin were keen supporters of the annual Australian Surf Rowing League carnival at Manly Beach last month.

The Navy has continued its long-standing support of community water sports, with a high-profile turnout for a surfboat carnival in Sydney last month.

HMAS Darwin arrives in Thailand

Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), AB Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Thai Navy Captain Captain Chaloemporn (left)welcomed Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, to the port of Sattahip, Thailand. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Thai Navy Captain Captain Chaloemporn (left)welcomed Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, to the port of Sattahip, Thailand.

HMAS Darwin berthed at Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand recently, to a friendly and musical welcome from her Thai Navy counterparts.

Navy’s largest ‘seagoing servo’ changes hands

Published on by SBLT Daniel Atwater (author)

Command of HMAS Sirius was formally handed to Commander Michael Oborn (left) from Commander Darren Grogan last month.  The change of command ceremony took place in Sydney on completion of a busy period at sea and was marked by the formal exchange of a petrol nozzle - befitting command of the Navy's largest

Command of HMAS Sirius was formally handed to Commander Michael Oborn (left) from Commander Darren Grogan last month. The change of command ceremony took place in Sydney on completion of a busy period at sea and was marked by the formal exchange of a petrol nozzle - befitting command of the Navy's largest "seagoing servo".

Command of the Navy’s largest ‘seagoing service station’, HMAS Sirius, was formally handed over from Commander Darren Grogan to Commander Michael Oborn last month.