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Rob’s Respite Group visits HMAS Watson

Published on by ABCSO Steven Thomson (author and photographer)

HMAS Watson personnel with mentally and physically challenged individuals from the Sydney area gather on Wilson's Field, HMAS Watson, NSW. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

HMAS Watson personnel with mentally and physically challenged individuals from the Sydney area gather on Wilson's Field, HMAS Watson, NSW.

On 5 May, HMAS Watson hosted a group of mentally and physically challenged individuals, aged from 20-55 years old, for a tour of the base.

Two new paintings boost Creswell’s historic collection

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Mr Bob Auston, left, and Mr Barry Brooks with a painting of HMAS Voyager that was donated to the RAN Historical Collection at HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Mr Bob Auston, left, and Mr Barry Brooks with a painting of HMAS Voyager that was donated to the RAN Historical Collection at HMAS Creswell.

Two paintings of HMAS Voyager and HMAS Melbourne, telling a very personal and tragic story, were recently donated to the Historic Collection at HMAS Creswell by Mr Bob Auston.

Navy front and centre at Rottnest festival

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Stirling sailors with members of the Westralian Great War Living History Society who participated in the Rottnest Island Heritage Festival in Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Stirling sailors with members of the Westralian Great War Living History Society who participated in the Rottnest Island Heritage Festival in Western Australia.

The Western Australia Navy Community Engagement Team went offshore recently when it participated in the Rottnest Island Heritage Festival.

A Stirling effort in the fight against breast cancer

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

A 'hospitality team' from HMAS Stirling, pictured here with MasterChef’s Rachel McSweeney, volunteered their time and efforts to raise money for breast cancer research. (photo: Unknown)

A 'hospitality team' from HMAS Stirling, pictured here with MasterChef’s Rachel McSweeney, volunteered their time and efforts to raise money for breast cancer research.

Some of Perth’s finest chefs, including a few from HMAS Stirling, donated their time and culinary skills for the recent Breast Cancer Care WA Long Table Lunch.

HMAS Cairns members conduct aged care visits

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Rodney Wells, RAN, chats with some of the men from the Farharon Aged Care Facility about their service time as a part of the HMAS Cairns Aged Care Program.
 (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

Lieutenant Commander Rodney Wells, RAN, chats with some of the men from the Farharon Aged Care Facility about their service time as a part of the HMAS Cairns Aged Care Program.

As part of the HMAS Cairns Aged Care Program, four Navy personnel visited a variety of Returned and Services League of Australia aged care facilities last month to engage with the community and share in the spirit of ANZAC commemorations.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel help raise funds for charity

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Troy O'Sullivan, Signalman Allan Firth, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra sell badges and pens to raise money for the United Returned Soldiers Fund. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Troy O'Sullivan, Signalman Allan Firth, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra sell badges and pens to raise money for the United Returned Soldiers Fund.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel provided strong support to both current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force last month as the Ship’s Company raised $8,500 for charity and marched for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.

Unknown sailor’s grave dedicated

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The Unknown Sailor of HMAS Goorangai at Williamstown Cemetery, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The Unknown Sailor of HMAS Goorangai at Williamstown Cemetery, Victoria.

Determination to remedy a job of expediency done during WWII resulted in an unknown sailor receiving a headstone on his previously unmarked grave at Williamstown on April 24.

Chief of Navy meets with Grand Mufti of Australia

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN with the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed at a meeting in Fairfield, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN with the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed at a meeting in Fairfield, New South Wales.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC , RAN met with the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed in Sydney this week to discuss opportunities to assist the Royal Australian Navy and wider Australian Defence Force in the understanding of the Islamic tradition and culture.

Great sailor to be honoured at Last Post Ceremony

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

Members of Australia's Federation Guard conduct the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

Members of Australia's Federation Guard conduct the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Tonight at the Australian War Memorial, during the Last Post Ceremony, the story of Leading Aircrewman Noel Ervin Shipp will be read in honour of his sacrifice in the service of his country, Australia. His story will be read by Medal for Gallantry recipient, Chief Petty Officer Ben Sime. 

Aspirations for a bright future discussed at National Reconcilliation Week address

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale with keynote speaker Mr Jeremy Donovan at Australian National Reconciliation Week event in Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale with keynote speaker Mr Jeremy Donovan at Australian National Reconciliation Week event in Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Australian Defence Force has celebrated Australian National Reconciliation Week at its headquarters in Canberra with a keynote address by Mr Jeremy Donovan, a Kuku-Yalanji descendent from far North Queensland.