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Sydney collection expands at Australian War Memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr John Perryman (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), Air Marshal Leo Davies (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial. (L-R) Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret'd); Chairman of the Australian War Memorial Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, AC; former HMAS Sydney sailor Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry, CSM; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial. (L-R) Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret'd); Chairman of the Australian War Memorial Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, AC; former HMAS Sydney sailor Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry, CSM; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial.

HMAS Toowoomba returns from seven-month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Nikolai Gunn-Brockhoff enjoys a cuddle with 11 month old son Leon after HMAS Toowoomba returned home to Fleet Base West after a long and busy seven month deployment.

 (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Nikolai Gunn-Brockhoff enjoys a cuddle with 11 month old son Leon after HMAS Toowoomba returned home to Fleet Base West after a long and busy seven month deployment.

HMAS Toowoomba has returned to its homeport of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia, after the ship’s longest deployment to date, successfully contributing to seven Task Groups in seven months.

Fellow Brits meet up again

Published on by Mrs Rachael Reynolds (author), Mr David Coleman (photographer)

LCDR Hugh Maddison (left) and LCDR Adam Cooper, former Royal Navy shipmates, now both both working in Canberra. (photo: David Coleman)

LCDR Hugh Maddison (left) and LCDR Adam Cooper, former Royal Navy shipmates, now both both working in Canberra.

When Lieutenant Commander Hugh Maddison joined the Royal Navy in 2001 as a mechanical engineer he never thought that almost two decades later he would be working in a country 17,000 kilometres away. He also never expected to bump into a fellow Brit, someone he first met 20 years ago, in the corridor of Campbell Park offices.

HMAS Toowoomba brings local home

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Lauren Birch, with daughter Rebecca, after HMAS Toowoomba arrives back to Fleet Base West, WA, after deployment. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Lauren Birch, with daughter Rebecca, after HMAS Toowoomba arrives back to Fleet Base West, WA, after deployment.

A Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer has just returned from a seven-month deployment onboard the Anzac class frigate named after her city of birth.

Family reunion on Thursday Island for Newcastle sailors

Published on by SBLT Shafiqah Shariffali (author), Courtesy ABBM Jack Nona (photographer)

AB Thomas Ketchell (in uniform second from left), and AB Jack Nona with their families at Thursday Island. (photo: Courtesy ABBM Jack Nona)

AB Thomas Ketchell (in uniform second from left), and AB Jack Nona with their families at Thursday Island.

The morning of Monday 29 August was an experience to remember for three of HMAS Newcastle’s junior sailors.

Mum of five follows her dream

Published on by ABIS Tara Byrne (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Linda Hannah, checks stocktake totals in the uniform store on board HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Linda Hannah, checks stocktake totals in the uniform store on board HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

A warship is an unusual place to find a knitting club, but that hasn’t stopped ex-Shoalhaven local Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Linda Hanna from keeping up her skills while at sea as part of her holistic approach to maintaining happiness and health.

City of Melbourne welcomes Choules’ maiden visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author and photographer)

HMAS Choules approaches Station Pier for her first port visit to Melbourne. (photo: LEUT Ryan Zerbe)

HMAS Choules approaches Station Pier for her first port visit to Melbourne.

HMAS Choules sailed into Port Phillip today for her first ever port visit to Melbourne.

All invited to Aussie Hero Quilts Annual Thank You Dinner

Published on by Jan-Maree Ball (author)

The Aussie Hero Quilts Annual Thank You Dinner will take place on 3 November from 1800 at the RMC Sergeants’ Mess in Canberra. (photo: )

The Aussie Hero Quilts Annual Thank You Dinner will take place on 3 November from 1800 at the RMC Sergeants’ Mess in Canberra.

Most Defence members who have deployed on operation have been touched by the generosity of the volunteers working with Aussie Hero Quilts.

Stirling sailors enjoy giving back to their community

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author)

(L-R) CPO Calum Blake, CPO Gavin Kemp and CPO Jeff Calderbank at the annual City of Rockingham Volunteer recognition ceremony. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) CPO Calum Blake, CPO Gavin Kemp and CPO Jeff Calderbank at the annual City of Rockingham Volunteer recognition ceremony.

Personnel posted to HMAS Stirling continue to give back to their community, even when they are not wearing the uniform of the Royal Australian Navy.

Albatross community rallies together to help Shoalhaven farmers

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Justin Brown (author)

Defence personnel gather at the Fleet Air Arm Museum to register for the 'Tour the T' fun run/walk at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Defence personnel gather at the Fleet Air Arm Museum to register for the 'Tour the T' fun run/walk at HMAS Albatross.

Community-minded Defence members, APS and contractors have used an annual event to raise much needed funds for struggling farmers in the Shoalhaven region at the ‘Tour the T’ charity fun run, a popular fixture on the HMAS Albatross calendar.