Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presents Chief Petty Officer Mark Mobley with his Third Federation Star, marking 50 years of service with the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: Unknown)
Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presents Chief Petty Officer Mark Mobley with his Third Federation Star, marking 50 years of service with the Royal Australian Navy.

Fifty year feat for Chief Mobley

In 1967 The Monkees were at the top of the charts, The Dirty Dozen was in cinemas, and teenager Mark Mobley from Blacktown joined the Royal Australian Navy for a career that would span over 50 years.



  • Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Submarines Daniel Even Green, with the De-Iudicibus family after receiving a Commander Submarine Force Commendation for voluntarily assisting the family. The award was presented at the Annual Submarine Force presentations held at the Gary Holland Centre in Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

    Sailor's life saving random act of kindness

    It was just part of his daily commute for HMAS Stirling based Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines (FLSE - SUBS) member, Able Seaman Daniel Green, when a random act of kindness on his behalf made the world of difference to the De-Iudicibus family.



  • Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

    A worthy voyage completed

    HMAS Huon has returned home to Australia after more than four months deployed in North East Asian waters following the longest voyage undertaken by a Royal Australian Navy mine warfare vessel.


  • HMAS Sydney (II) at sea during World War II. (photo: Unknown)

    Search on for unknown sailor

    On February 6, 1942 the remains of a sailor in a Carley Raft washed up on Christmas Island, 1500km northwest of Western Australia’s northwest coast.


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Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont and Navy Community Engagement WA Regional Coordinator, Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Toni Ralph with certificates received by HMAS Stirling in recognition of Community Engagement work conducted throughout the year at Diamantina Pier on board HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Stirling wins community award two years running

For the second year in a row, HMAS Stirling has been awarded the Navy League Perpetual Trophy which is presented in recognition for assistance given to the civilian community during the preceding year.

Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Force, Captain Warren Bairstow poses for a photo with Young Endeavour Award recipient Ellé-Anna Mercer. (photo: Unknown)

Final 2018 voyage for STS Young Endeavour This article has photo gallery

STS Young Endeavour sailed into Garden Island, Sydney on Wednesday 19 December, at the end of her final youth development voyage for 2018.


The ‘Naval Group’ yacht participating in the Sydney to Hobart qualifying race ‘Bird Island Race’ where it placed fourth. (photo: Crosbie Lorimer)

Navy officers prepare for Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Three Royal Australian Navy personnel will be among the French-Australian crew of the 70 foot yacht ‘Naval Group’ entry in the 74th annual Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

The Chief of Navy’s representative, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN presents Midshipman Sophie Wheen, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize. (photo: Michelle Kroll)

Celebrating the 2018 ADFA Graduation This article has photo gallery

ADFA held its annual Graduation Parade with Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC, (Retd) as the Reviewing Officer.


Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Ryan Webb, RAN, representing New South Wales, prepares to shoot during the 2018 ADF Basketball Championships. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

A swish effort by rookie

While being named Rookie of the Year at the Australian Defence Force National Basketball Championships was a career highlight for AB Georgia Joseph, her selection in the ADF women’s team was a surprise bonus.

The Navy Tiger Sharks were forced to work with a short interchange bench during the ADF Ice Hockey Association carnival. (photo: Unknown)

Tiger Sharks put trophy on ice till next year

A spirited effort from Navy’s Tiger Sharks ice hockey team was not enough to overcome Army and Air Force in the rink at this year’s annual Defence tournament.