Topic: Operations

The last of the few yachties

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Doug Gilling (retd), 95, a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, on May 4, 2017. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Doug Gilling (retd), 95, a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, on May 4, 2017.

One Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme participant, possibly the last one of the original 500, had a number of narrow escapes during the Second World War.

Healthy Partnership between nations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

A team of Australian Defence Force medical specialists have deployed to Vietnam for the final phase of Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017 - the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Brisbane base’s big year

Published on by LEUT Phil Fairs (author)

Commander Mark McConnell and Seaman Georgia Bronkhorst cut the birthday cake. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Mark McConnell and Seaman Georgia Bronkhorst cut the birthday cake.

The local community came together to help HMAS Moreton celebrate a big milestone – the Queensland establishment’s first birthday.

Yachtsmen plaque dedicated at Memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017.

With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

 (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017. With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

The gritty persistence of a Melbourne historian to have a forgotten group of Second World War sailors recognised finally paid off when a plaque was dedicated to them at the Australian War Memorial on 4 May.

Maritime security a year-round duty

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil watches over HMAS Arunta's boarding party as it conducts a boarding while on patrol in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil watches over HMAS Arunta's boarding party as it conducts a boarding while on patrol in the Middle East Region.

While many Australians spend Anzac Day off work, Royal Australian Navy personnel around the world will remain on watch, contributing to global security, stability and prosperity.

Moreton shows strong support

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Phillipe Fairs (author)

HMAS Choules preparing to berth to take on stores and heavy equipment to help in aftermath of Cyclone Debbie. (photo: AB Karen Palmer)

HMAS Choules preparing to berth to take on stores and heavy equipment to help in aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.

One of Navy's smallest establishments was central to Australian Defence Force support for the post cyclone Debbie recovery efforts after amphibious HMAS Choules was dispatched to assist.

Busy as a battle tanker

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Vaoafi Hart (author)

HMAS Darwin conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17. (photo: ABBM ISAAC INGUI)

HMAS Darwin conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.

The Royal Australian Navy works hard at protecting the seaborne trade on which Australia depends for its livelihood and wellbeing - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Launceston deploys north

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Rob Guest (author), WO2 Chris Houghton (photographer)

HMAS Launceston leads the way of HMAS Pirie as they sail out of Darwin Harbour with members of the United States Marine Corps - Rotational Force embarked to experience a day at sea on an Armidale-class Patrol Boat. (photo: WO2 Chris Houghton)

HMAS Launceston leads the way of HMAS Pirie as they sail out of Darwin Harbour with members of the United States Marine Corps - Rotational Force embarked to experience a day at sea on an Armidale-class Patrol Boat.

Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Launceston has tested trainees and strengthened regional relationships in a recent deployment to south-east Asia.

Deployed maintenance for more time on task

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

HMAS Arunta on patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta on patrol in the Middle East region.

Navy personnel and Defence civilians have deployed as one team to complete maintenance on deployment on an unprecedented scale. The beneficiary – HMAS Arunta, deployed for nine months on operations in the Middle East.

AK-47s seized by HMAS Darwin presented to Memorial

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

Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, Commanding Officer of HMAS Darwin and LEUT James Hodgkinson (left), Boarding Officer HMAS Darwain hand over weapons seized by HMAS Darwin on Op MANITOU to Nick Fletcher at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: Fiona Silsby)

Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, Commanding Officer of HMAS Darwin and LEUT James Hodgkinson (left), Boarding Officer HMAS Darwain hand over weapons seized by HMAS Darwin on Op MANITOU to Nick Fletcher at the Australian War Memorial.

Two AK-47s seized by the Royal Australian Navy during Operation MANITOU were presented to the Australian War Memorial to maintain the historic record of Defence’s contributions in the Middle East.