Topic: HMAS Cairns

Navy triathletes tackle Cairns

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Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon competes in the cycling leg of her first triathlon. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon competes in the cycling leg of her first triathlon.

Navy triathletes mixed it with about 2,400 other competitors at this year’s Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns in June.

Hydrographers show off capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Britton (author)

Year 10 students from Malanda State High School visit HMAS Melville as part of an excursion to Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Year 10 students from Malanda State High School visit HMAS Melville as part of an excursion to Cairns.

Cairns-based Navy personnel have proudly shown off their ship and career paths to a group of students interested in seeing a military lifestyle first hand.

Anzac ties that bind

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABMT Charles Morrow (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (author), Miss Shehana Friday (photographer)

Lieutenant Danielle Britton, Petty Officer Hydrographic Surveying Mathew Britton and Leading Seaman Hydrographic Surveying Jessica Bishop. (photo: Miss Shehana Friday)

Lieutenant Danielle Britton, Petty Officer Hydrographic Surveying Mathew Britton and Leading Seaman Hydrographic Surveying Jessica Bishop.

Across Australia and the Tasman, Australian Navy personnel were on hand for Anzac commemorations, ranging from school visits and dawn services, to moments of personal reflection.

Work Experience Program visits Cairns

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Commanding Officer, Commander Carl Capper presents the participants of the second Women in Navy Technical Trades camp held at HMAS Cairns with certificates of achievement. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer, Commander Carl Capper presents the participants of the second Women in Navy Technical Trades camp held at HMAS Cairns with certificates of achievement.

Fourteen young Queensland women recently attended the Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp at HMAS Cairns and experienced life at sea onboard hydrographic ship, HMAS Melville.

Team Anzac, united in union

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Matt Featherstone (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

Crew of HMAS Anzac support their ship's team in the rugby Mons Cup. (photo: ABCSO(U) TARA BYRNE)

Crew of HMAS Anzac support their ship's team in the rugby Mons Cup.

Despite not coming away with the honours, HMAS Anzac embraced the motto 'United We Stand', with arguably the loudest and proudest supporters at the 2017 Rugby Union Inter Unit Annual Competition at TG Milner Rugby Field in Sydney on 31 March.

Along for the ride on Leeuwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Timothy Carlin (author), SBLT Timothy Carlin (photographer), RANC SBLT Jarvis TS Endeavour (photographer)

‘Ready to go’ Navy Cadets give the thumbs up as they depart HMAS Leeuwin (photo: RANC SBLT Jarvis TS Endeavour)

‘Ready to go’ Navy Cadets give the thumbs up as they depart HMAS Leeuwin

Early in January HMAS Leeuwin set sail from Cairns to begin a transit to conduct military data gathering operations in the Bass Strait. A number of Australian Navy Cadets and family members for ship's company joined the ship for the first day of the deployment.

Navy bases see red

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Midshipman Liam Humphrey, Midshipman Eleanor Johnston, Midshipman Nicholas Randall prepare to donate blood in Canberra. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Liam Humphrey, Midshipman Eleanor Johnston, Midshipman Nicholas Randall prepare to donate blood in Canberra.

Navy members from around the country have been working hard for the last three months saving more than 3,200 lives during the Defence Blood Challenge. Teams from HMA Ships Cairns, Waterhen and Penguin and the Australian Defence Force Academy recently rolled up their sleeves to help protect Australia’s blood supply.

Remote Remembrance Day for Navy in Queensland

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nick Robinson (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson with recipients of the Long Tan Awards in Cooktown, Queensland. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson with recipients of the Long Tan Awards in Cooktown, Queensland.

HMAS Cairns took a northern outlook this year for Remembrance Day activities, sending Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, to Cooktown.

Proud day for new recruits

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

The Graduates of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cairns, Queensland.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The Graduates of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cairns, Queensland.

Twenty two indigenous recruits from across Australia graduated from the Defence Indigenous Development Program – Navy (DIDP-N) at HMAS Cairns earlier this month.
 

Whitsunday memorial for HMAS Sydney officers

Published on by CPO Greg Watsford (author), Unknown (photographer)

Warrant officer Michael Burrows, HMAS Cairns SWO (left); with Alan Miles, Operation Pilgrim program coordinator; Bill Rose, Airlie Beach RSL President and Commander Carl Capper, CO HMAS Cairns, at the Airlie Beach memorial for officers from HMAS Sydney.  (photo: Unknown)

Warrant officer Michael Burrows, HMAS Cairns SWO (left); with Alan Miles, Operation Pilgrim program coordinator; Bill Rose, Airlie Beach RSL President and Commander Carl Capper, CO HMAS Cairns, at the Airlie Beach memorial for officers from HMAS Sydney.

A memorial has been unveiled in Airlie Beach, Queensland, to honour the sacrifices of a group of Navy officers 50 years ago.