Topic:

Navy steaming forward as part of One Defence

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

First Principles Review Team discussing matters that relate to obtaining fast and slick equipment for sailors. (photo: Unknown)

First Principles Review Team discussing matters that relate to obtaining fast and slick equipment for sailors.

Defence has been undertaking department-wide changes as a result of recommendations from the First Principles Review, announced by the Minister for Defence in April, and since then, major work has been undertaken to simplify decision-making, heighten accountability and deliver capability on time, fit for purpose and on budget.

Rankin catches Leeuwin home

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ashleigh Tapper (author), Ashleigh Tapper (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Allan Dennis, Commanding Officer Doug Theobald and STS Leeuwin II Relief Captain Colin Jones. (photo: Ashleigh Tapper)

Sub Lieutenant Allan Dennis, Commanding Officer Doug Theobald and STS Leeuwin II Relief Captain Colin Jones.

Dirk Hartog Island off Western Australia was the backdrop to a maritime rendezvous in June when Sail Training Ship Leeuwin II encountered Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Rankin returning home from a South-East Asian deployment.

Successful command comes to an end in Toowoomba

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Outgoing Commanding Officer of HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Cath Hayes, RAN, hands over the 'Ship's Weight' to Officer in Charge of FFH (Fast Frigate Helo) Support Team, Lieutenant Andrew Petrie before her final departure from the ship. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Outgoing Commanding Officer of HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Cath Hayes, RAN, hands over the 'Ship's Weight' to Officer in Charge of FFH (Fast Frigate Helo) Support Team, Lieutenant Andrew Petrie before her final departure from the ship.

After two years at the helm of HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Catherine Hayes has relinquished command at a ceremony alongside at Fleet Base West, in Rockingham.

New generation of aviators carry the torch

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Navy’s most recent addition to BFTS, Lieutenant Dave Lacey, joined from 808SQN after completing the Flying Instructor Course with the Central Flying School at RAAF Base East Sale. (photo: Unknown)

Navy’s most recent addition to BFTS, Lieutenant Dave Lacey, joined from 808SQN after completing the Flying Instructor Course with the Central Flying School at RAAF Base East Sale.

Navy pilots at the Australian Defence Force’s Basic Flying Training School in Tamworth have been likened to ‘fish out of water’ because they are so far from the sea.

Seaworthiness strategy launched

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN launched the Fleet Seaworthiness Strategy at Fleet Headquarters, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN launched the Fleet Seaworthiness Strategy at Fleet Headquarters, Sydney.

Navy's path to a mature Seaworthiness system was launched by Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, during the HMAS Success & Sirius Seaworthiness Board on 29 July.

HMAS Leeuwin celebrates renewed ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Colin Longmore (author), ABCIS Smith (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bill and Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Ashley Ames refurbish a dilapidated classroom at Rotuma High School. (photo: ABCIS Smith)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bill and Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Ashley Ames refurbish a dilapidated classroom at Rotuma High School.

The ship's company of Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic ship HMAS Leeuwin was able to share a significant milestone recently with Fijian Navy colleagues.

Squadron flies high

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(Front L-R) Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents the McNicholl trophy, to 808 Squadron which is accepted by the Commanding Officer, Commander Adrian Capner, RAN. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(Front L-R) Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents the McNicholl trophy, to 808 Squadron which is accepted by the Commanding Officer, Commander Adrian Capner, RAN.

Since 1968, the prestigious McNicoll Trophy has been awarded annually to the Royal Australian Navy helicopter squadron which has excelled in all aspects of aviation operations, safety, reliability and unit level training.

Shades of grey gain attention

Published on by SBLT Rohan Waldie (author), LEUT Shaun Burns (photographer)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton with the new haze grey paint scheme alongside other fleet units. (photo: LEUT Shaun Burns)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton with the new haze grey paint scheme alongside other fleet units.

The Royal Australian Navy's ships are progressively getting a facelift - sporting a new paint scheme that is turning heads.

HMAS Anzac returns from NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Darryl Bullard is greeted by his son, Sebastian, and partner, Carney, after a five month deployment onboard HMAS Anzac. Leading Seaman Bullard deployed with HMAS Anzac only two weeks after his son was born. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Darryl Bullard is greeted by his son, Sebastian, and partner, Carney, after a five month deployment onboard HMAS Anzac. Leading Seaman Bullard deployed with HMAS Anzac only two weeks after his son was born.

The Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac returned to her home port of Fleet Base East in Sydney today, following a five month long NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment.

Tobruk's illustrious history

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Gary Ramage (photographer)

HMAS Tobruk in port at Mogadishu in 1993 (photo: Corporal Gary Ramage)

HMAS Tobruk in port at Mogadishu in 1993

Among HMAS Tobruk’s more distant and significant operations during her illustrious 34-year career was supporting the Australian Defence Force’s Operation SOLACE deployment to Somalia in 1992-93.