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Stuart leads Royal Hobart Regatta celebrations

Published on by LEUT Adam Grover and LEUT John Cole (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart, Commander Simon Howard, Commander Dugald Clelland, and Lieutenant James Brandreth on the bridge wing while coming alongside in Hobart, Tasmania.  (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart, Commander Simon Howard, Commander Dugald Clelland, and Lieutenant James Brandreth on the bridge wing while coming alongside in Hobart, Tasmania.

Bagpipes, cheers and applause greeted the visit of HMAS Stuart to Hobart last week for the ship's duties as Flagship for the Royal Hobart Regatta.

Australian flavour for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LCPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

The combined military bands of the ADF will perform music crafted for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by Leading Seaman Musician Martyn Hancock, in addition to some of Australia’s most iconic melodies. 
 (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The combined military bands of the ADF will perform music crafted for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by Leading Seaman Musician Martyn Hancock, in addition to some of Australia’s most iconic melodies.

More than 250 members of Australia’s Defence Forces are in Melbourne preparing for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, due to be held later this week.

Countries urged to work together for security at sea

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author)

Australia was represented at the International Fleet Review by HMAS Darwin, in company with 75 warships from 24 countries. (photo: )

Australia was represented at the International Fleet Review by HMAS Darwin, in company with 75 warships from 24 countries.

A message of international cooperation has been a feature of the International Fleet Review in India, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling on countries to continue to work together to secure maritime stability.

 

Spirit on show for Indonesian visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Glenn Ritchie during HMAS Darwin's Indigenous Dance Group performance for guests during an event in Jakarta, Indonesia.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Glenn Ritchie during HMAS Darwin's Indigenous Dance Group performance for guests during an event in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Australian Navy continues to build relationship in the Pacific, with a team of Indigenous dancers providing a highlight of a recent port visit to Indonesia.

Navy remembers lives lost in Shark 02 off Nias

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Crew on HMAS Darwin paused to remember Australian Defence Force members who perished on Shark 02 which crashed on the island of Nias, south of Sumatra in 2005. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Crew on HMAS Darwin paused to remember Australian Defence Force members who perished on Shark 02 which crashed on the island of Nias, south of Sumatra in 2005.

The Navy family has again paused to remember nine Air Force and Navy personnel who lost their lives when helicopter Shark 02 crashed during humanitarian relief operations on the island of Nias, south of Sumatra in 2005.

Regional partners exercise in Bay of Bengal

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (author)

HMAS Darwin exercises with International Warships Kri Usman Harun (Indonesia), KD Lekir (Malaysia) en route to the International Fleet Review. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin exercises with International Warships Kri Usman Harun (Indonesia), KD Lekir (Malaysia) en route to the International Fleet Review.

The Royal Australian Navy has prepared for its role in the 2016 International Fleet Review (IFR) with HMAS Darwin sailing in company in the Bay of Bengal.

Chief of Navy hands over Naval Symposium chair

Published on by LCDR Rowena Gaffney (author)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, (right) recently handed over the Chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium to Admiral Habib, Chief of Naval Staff, Bangladesh (left) with President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid present.  (photo: Unknown)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, (right) recently handed over the Chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium to Admiral Habib, Chief of Naval Staff, Bangladesh (left) with President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid present.

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, Chief of Navy, was in Bangladesh recently to hand over Chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) to Admiral Habib, Chief of Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy.

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.