Topic: Soldier On

Commander achieves milestone with a little help from a friend

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Andrew Ragless (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies. (photo: Department of Defence)

Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies.

Despite a number of personal and professional challenges, Commander Ian Davies persevered and recently achieved the prestigious milestone of 40 years Navy service.

Navy golfers compete on international stage

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

CMDR Tracey Elliott prepares to do battle at Celtic Manor Resort, Wales. (photo: Department of Defence)

CMDR Tracey Elliott prepares to do battle at Celtic Manor Resort, Wales.

Navy golfers have led the challenge for the Clyde Pearce Cup, which brings together injured and ill service men and women fighting back through sport.

Trading places underwater for a cause

Published on by ABML-SSM Linda Fielmich (author), Unknown (photographer)

From left: Captain for a Day Winner ABETSM James Delahaye, Soldier On Representative Ms Shannon Hennesy, and CO Dechaineux Commander Dan Sutherland. (photo: Unknown)

From left: Captain for a Day Winner ABETSM James Delahaye, Soldier On Representative Ms Shannon Hennesy, and CO Dechaineux Commander Dan Sutherland.

At the end of a long and successful deployment, most submariners dream of seeing loved ones, a long hot shower and their own bed - and everyone longs for the luxury of open space. As the only person on board with “room to swing a cat”, HMAS Dechaineux Commanding Officer Commander Dan Sutherland recently decided to share this privilege for one day, for a good cause.