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Students enjoy their fill of Navy traditions at mess dinner

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Students and teachers from local schools visited the Sir David Martin Mess at HMAS Penguin to experience a formal dinner within the traditions of the Royal Australian Navy. Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle spoke and entertained the guests. From left: Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall RAN, Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle, Mosman High School Student Max Alexander, School Principle Susan Wyatt and Student Alexandra Muir at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Students and teachers from local schools visited the Sir David Martin Mess at HMAS Penguin to experience a formal dinner within the traditions of the Royal Australian Navy. Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle spoke and entertained the guests. From left: Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall RAN, Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle, Mosman High School Student Max Alexander, School Principle Susan Wyatt and Student Alexandra Muir at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin.

Sydney school students and teachers were treated to a night of fine dining at a traditional Naval Mess Dinner held by Royal Australian Navy Base, HMAS Penguin last night.

Veteran remembers Coral Sea Battle

Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Mr Gordon Johnson, retired Royal Australian Navy sailor and veteran of the Battle of the Coral Sea passes by members of the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin before delivering his speech at the 2014 Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative service in Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Mr Gordon Johnson, retired Royal Australian Navy sailor and veteran of the Battle of the Coral Sea passes by members of the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin before delivering his speech at the 2014 Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative service in Darwin.

Earlier this month, Mr Gordon Johnson was guest of honour at a commemorative service in Darwin to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Navy Band visits the Gold Coast

Published on by CPOMUSN Camille Martin (author and photographer)

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band performs at the Surfers Paradise Surf, Seafood and Symphony Festival.  (photo: CPO Camille Martin)

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band performs at the Surfers Paradise Surf, Seafood and Symphony Festival.

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band from Navy Headquarters, South Queensland recently visited the Gold Coast over the weekend of 12 and 13 April for a tour of local festivals.

Navy team provides Royal service

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Leading from the front, Maritime Logistics Steward Petty Officer Amy Fitzpatrick, alongside staff of HMAS Kuttabul's wardroom (L-R) Able Seaman Langford, Able Seaman Shepherd, Petty Officer Fitzpatrick, Seaman Crooks, Able Seaman Clifford. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Leading from the front, Maritime Logistics Steward Petty Officer Amy Fitzpatrick, alongside staff of HMAS Kuttabul's wardroom (L-R) Able Seaman Langford, Able Seaman Shepherd, Petty Officer Fitzpatrick, Seaman Crooks, Able Seaman Clifford.

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Australia recently, members of the Royal Australian Navy in Sydney and Canberra stepped up to serve the Royal family.

Battle of the Coral Sea remembered on the Central Coast

Published on by CMDR David Jones (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Steven Reynolds, CSM, RAN, the Federal Minister for Dobell, Mrs Karen McNamara, and USA Vice Consul, Ms Mary Pellegrini, at the Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative  service at The Entrance, New South Wales. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Steven Reynolds, CSM, RAN, the Federal Minister for Dobell, Mrs Karen McNamara, and USA Vice Consul, Ms Mary Pellegrini, at the Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative service at The Entrance, New South Wales.

A number of commemorative services were held to recognise the Battle of the Coral Sea, a battle that many consider turned the tide in the Pacific theatre when a combined force of United States and Australian warships halted the Japanese push towards Australia.

NUSQN 725 commemorates Anzac Day in Jacksonville

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), Mrs Christine Watson (photographer)

NUSQN 725 contingent currently stationed in Jacksonville attend a Dawn Service held at the World War Statue, Florida.  (photo: Mrs Christine Watson)

NUSQN 725 contingent currently stationed in Jacksonville attend a Dawn Service held at the World War Statue, Florida.

Members of NUSQN 725 commemorated Anzac Day with a dawn service and wreath laying ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida.

Surf’s up for ADF challenge

Published on by Navy Surfriders Association (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Jordan Dank during the men's shortboard final at Collers Beach, New South Wales.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Jordan Dank during the men's shortboard final at Collers Beach, New South Wales.

At this year’s Inter-Service Surfing Competition there was no shortage of big swells for the Australian Defence Force’s best surfers.

Sydney team battles the heat to tackle the Wombats

Published on by LSIS Dove Smithett (author and photographer)

HMAS Sydney and Singapore Wombats Australian Rules Team compete for the ball  during a friendly game played at Singapore. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

HMAS Sydney and Singapore Wombats Australian Rules Team compete for the ball during a friendly game played at Singapore.

HMAS Sydney’s Australian Rules Football team battled it out with the Singapore Wombats on a whopping 34 degree day in 80 percent humidity in Singapore on May 24, during the shore phase of Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014.

Navy celebrates emphatic wins in the Australian Services Rugby Championships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs (left), and Warrant Officer of the Navy, Martin Holzberger (right), celebrate with the Royal Australian Navy Rugby team after their victory at the 2014 Australian Services Rugby Championships. Team members are gesturing that their team is now number one, and 'the gate is shut, we have wrapped it up!' (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs (left), and Warrant Officer of the Navy, Martin Holzberger (right), celebrate with the Royal Australian Navy Rugby team after their victory at the 2014 Australian Services Rugby Championships. Team members are gesturing that their team is now number one, and 'the gate is shut, we have wrapped it up!'

Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union has achieved terrific success at the 2014 Australian Services Rugby Championships, which concluded in Sydney on the weekend. #GoNavy

Navy girl dons green and gold for World Cup in China

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman (LS) Combat Systems Operator Carolyn Johnsen prepares for a dawn training session at Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra.

LS Johnsen has been selected in the Australian Dragon Boating team to compete in the inaugural International Dragon Boating Federation World Cup in China.  (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Leading Seaman (LS) Combat Systems Operator Carolyn Johnsen prepares for a dawn training session at Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. LS Johnsen has been selected in the Australian Dragon Boating team to compete in the inaugural International Dragon Boating Federation World Cup in China.

A Royal Australian Navy sailor from Cronulla is set to make history next Month, when she represents Australia at the inaugural International Dragon Boating Federation World Cup in China.