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Sound of rotors is music to his ears

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Yuri Ramsey (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Petty Officer Aviation Support Paul Parnell on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Petty Officer Aviation Support Paul Parnell on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra.

A former musician supervising the flight deck of the largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy may seem like a strange mix, but for Petty Officer Aviation Support Paul Parnell it’s a natural fit and all in a day’s work.

Pastoral care convention in Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy reserve Chaplains fallen in during the Last Post Ceremony dedication for Chaplain Ronald Sutton Bevington, MA, RAN, who died on HMAS Perth (l), at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy reserve Chaplains fallen in during the Last Post Ceremony dedication for Chaplain Ronald Sutton Bevington, MA, RAN, who died on HMAS Perth (l), at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Navy reserve chaplains have been provided with an unprecedented understanding of both the nuances and complexity of how Defence operates at their first ever conference held in Canberra in the first week of February.

Hobart homecoming for logistician

Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author)

A highly skilled and passionate Marine Logistics Officer serving in HMAS Stuart, Lieutenant Commander Casey, has travelled the world with defence and yet was recently very much at home, back in her home port of Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

A highly skilled and passionate Marine Logistics Officer serving in HMAS Stuart, Lieutenant Commander Casey, has travelled the world with defence and yet was recently very much at home, back in her home port of Hobart.

A highly skilled and passionate Marine Logistics Officer serving in HMAS Stuart, Lieutenant Commander Casey, has travelled the world with defence and yet was recently very much at home, back in her home port of Hobart.

Brother inspires Navy career

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Bennett dressed in boarding party gear on board HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Bennett dressed in boarding party gear on board HMAS Canberra.

Born in Devonport and raised in Hobart, Tassie boy, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Bennett joined the Navy at 18 chasing fun, travel and adventure.

Most senior Naval College graduate passes on honour

Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO CSC RAN, is presented with the Covenant of the longest continuously serving graduate of the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell by Captain Brett Dowsing, RAN, on Captain's Landing at HMAS Stirling. Three of Stirling's Federation Star recipients were also on hand to share in the occasion. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO CSC RAN, is presented with the Covenant of the longest continuously serving graduate of the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell by Captain Brett Dowsing, RAN, on Captain's Landing at HMAS Stirling. Three of Stirling's Federation Star recipients were also on hand to share in the occasion.

A small ceremony was held in HMAS Stirling recently to mark a significant but not well known honour - the passing of the title of the most senior longest continuously serving graduate of the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell.

Navy Commander says farewell to Joint Operations role

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Outgoing Commanding Officer (CO) HQJOC CMDR Nick Tate, hands the weight to incoming CO WGCDR Lesley Carney who assumed Command responsibilities for personnel and facilities support on behalf of CJOPS, on February 1, 2016.  (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Outgoing Commanding Officer (CO) HQJOC CMDR Nick Tate, hands the weight to incoming CO WGCDR Lesley Carney who assumed Command responsibilities for personnel and facilities support on behalf of CJOPS, on February 1, 2016.

Personnel at the home of the Australian Defence Force's operational coordination centre in Bungendore, in New South Wales, will have their first Air Force Commanding Officer following a transfer of authority ceremony on 1 February.

Navy remembers HMAS Voyager

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), AB Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Family and friends of those killed in the sinking of HMAS Voyager cast poppies and sprigs of rosemary overboard during a remembrance ceremony on HMAS Choules in 2014.

 (photo: AB Chantell Bianchi)

Family and friends of those killed in the sinking of HMAS Voyager cast poppies and sprigs of rosemary overboard during a remembrance ceremony on HMAS Choules in 2014.

On this day in 1964, the Royal Australian Navy aircraft carrier, HMAS Melbourne collided with the Navy's Daring class destroyer, HMAS Voyager, off Jervis Bay, killing 81 sailors and one civilian dockyard worker.
 

A new plan to attract and retain submariners

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LSA Daniel Hannah (photographer)

A new program aimed at increasing the size of the submarine work-force has been launched.
 (photo: LSA DS Hannah)

A new program aimed at increasing the size of the submarine work-force has been launched.

A new program aimed at increasing the size of the submarine work-force has been launched.

Vale - CMDR Ashley William Greedy, AM, RAN (Retd)

Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The Burial Service for Commander Ashley Greedy, AM, RAN (Rtd) at HMAS Cerberus Cemetery, Victoria. Commander Greedy joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Musician in 1965, retiring from full-time service in 2002 as the seventh Director of Music - Navy. He was remembered for his vibrant leadership, personal drive and strong management of the Royal Australian Navy Band through a time of great change. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Burial Service for Commander Ashley Greedy, AM, RAN (Rtd) at HMAS Cerberus Cemetery, Victoria. Commander Greedy joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Musician in 1965, retiring from full-time service in 2002 as the seventh Director of Music - Navy. He was remembered for his vibrant leadership, personal drive and strong management of the Royal Australian Navy Band through a time of great change.

Family, friends, past and present serving musicians came together recently to mark the passing of a man who left an indelible legacy for all Royal Australian Navy musicians.

ADFA cohort comes on board

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Australia, Commander Pat O'Brien addresses the inductees into the Navy during the Australian Defence Force Academy induction ceremony being held at Defence Force Recruiting in Adelaide.  (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Australia, Commander Pat O'Brien addresses the inductees into the Navy during the Australian Defence Force Academy induction ceremony being held at Defence Force Recruiting in Adelaide.

The Australian Defence community has continued to build for the future, with a new crop of leaders ushered into the ranks this week.