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World trip beckons

Published on by Ms Jennifer Reilly (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Family members and friends wave goodbye at the farewell ceremony held for STS Young Endeavour as she departs on a 12 month circumnavigation of the world from Fleet Base East at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Family members and friends wave goodbye at the farewell ceremony held for STS Young Endeavour as she departs on a 12 month circumnavigation of the world from Fleet Base East at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour set sail from Sydney today for a 12-month voyage, circumnavigating the globe.

Taking command of the competition

Published on by LCDR Bruno Tremblay, RCN (author), Unknown (photographer)

Fellow Canucks and Aussies currently deployed in Manama, Bahrain, for the next rotation of Combined Task Force 150 from December 2014 to April 2015 enjoy a game of touch footy on Thursday November 26, 2014 to celebrate Sports Day in Canada. (photo: Unknown)

Fellow Canucks and Aussies currently deployed in Manama, Bahrain, for the next rotation of Combined Task Force 150 from December 2014 to April 2015 enjoy a game of touch footy on Thursday November 26, 2014 to celebrate Sports Day in Canada.

Aussies and Canucks deployed in Manama, Bahrain, to lead the next rotation of Combined Task Force 150 (December 2014 to April 2015) enjoyed some friendly sporting competition on 26 November, including a game of  'touch footy'.

Establishments continue winning run in the west

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Brent Stafford playing for the Establishments team dives to score during a game of Touch Football. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Brent Stafford playing for the Establishments team dives to score during a game of Touch Football.

The 2014 Fleet Commander’s Challenge Sports Day was hotly contested between fleet and establishment teams at HMAS Stirling on 26 November.

Team Navy takes out the Australian Extreme Supercat title

Published on by LCDR Don Hogarth (author), Image courtesy of EMB Photographics (photographer)

Team Navy Offshore Superboat racing at the Australian Championships held in Hervey Bay, Queensland.  (photo: EMB Photographics)

Team Navy Offshore Superboat racing at the Australian Championships held in Hervey Bay, Queensland.

Brendan and Chris Frier were back in winning form in their Team Navy Offshore Superboat in the final round of the Australian Championships held on 30 November in Hervey Bay, Queensland.

Backstage team smooths any ripples

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Tony Abbott, MP, is given a tour by Commander David Walter onboard NUSHIP Canberra before the Commissioning Ceremony, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Tony Abbott, MP, is given a tour by Commander David Walter onboard NUSHIP Canberra before the Commissioning Ceremony, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Last Friday, while most of HMAS Canberra’s ship’s company dressed in their white ceremonial uniforms to take part in the Commissioning Ceremony, 24 members of the crew remained in their everyday working rig, ready to respond in the case of an emergency.

HMAS Canberra joins the fleet

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Chloe Oliver with the Australian White Ensign where it will be hoisted for the first time in the newly commissioned HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Chloe Oliver with the Australian White Ensign where it will be hoisted for the first time in the newly commissioned HMAS Canberra.

The Governor General of Australia, together with the Prime Minister of Australia, were the guests of honour today as Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock was welcomed into service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Search lessons shared with China and New Zealand

Published on by LTCOL Michael Harris (author), Unknown (photographer)

Head of the Australian Defence Force delegation, Captain Michael Harris, RAN, discusses lessons from the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to approximately 50 personnel from China, New Zealand and Australia as part of Exercise COOPERATION SPIRIT 2014 in Nanjing, China. (photo: Unknown          )

Head of the Australian Defence Force delegation, Captain Michael Harris, RAN, discusses lessons from the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to approximately 50 personnel from China, New Zealand and Australia as part of Exercise COOPERATION SPIRIT 2014 in Nanjing, China.

A 15-person Australian and New Zealand combined military and civilian delegation has participated in tri-lateral humanitarian and disaster relief exercise, COOPERATION SPIRIT, in China recently. It offered the three countries the opportunity to build a better understanding of the multi-national response that each country is likely to bring to humanitarian and disaster relief and search and rescue operations.

HMAS Perth change of Commanding Officer

Published on by LCDR Rob Roscoe (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Captain Lee Goddard is presented with a farewell gift by Lieutenant Commander Dylan White as he prepares to depart HMAS Perth for the last time as Commanding Officer. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Captain Lee Goddard is presented with a farewell gift by Lieutenant Commander Dylan White as he prepares to depart HMAS Perth for the last time as Commanding Officer.

When Captain Lee Goddard handed over the 'weight' of command to Captain Ivan Ingham recently, the ceremony marked a significant turning point in the career for the outgoing HMAS Perth Commanding Officer. 

Brisbane welcomes Singapore Navy to the Sunshine State

Published on by LCDR Mark Tandy (author), Mr Christian Ferguson (photographer)

Commander of the Royal Singapore Navy (RSN) Amphibious Squadron, Colonel Thng Chee Meng presents a Squadron plaque to the Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC at Government House in Brisbane. (L-R) CO RSS Persistence, Lieutenant Colonel Sylvan Sumanthiran, Commander of the Royal Singapore Navy  Amphibious Squadron, Colonel Thng Chee Meng, Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC and Commanding Officer Naval Headquarters - South Queensland, Commander Peter Tedman.
 (photo: Christian Ferguson)

Commander of the Royal Singapore Navy (RSN) Amphibious Squadron, Colonel Thng Chee Meng presents a Squadron plaque to the Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC at Government House in Brisbane. (L-R) CO RSS Persistence, Lieutenant Colonel Sylvan Sumanthiran, Commander of the Royal Singapore Navy Amphibious Squadron, Colonel Thng Chee Meng, Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC and Commanding Officer Naval Headquarters - South Queensland, Commander Peter Tedman.

Brisbane gave a warm welcome to RSS Persistence recently when the Singaporean Navy ship made a port call en route to a joint Australian and Singaporean Exercise being conducted off the coast of Queensland.

Santa makes a surprise visit to Garden Island as families and friends farewell HMAS Success

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Children of the Gilford family visit Santa during his visit to Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Children of the Gilford family visit Santa during his visit to Fleet Base East, Sydney.

After months of preparation, HMAS Success departed Garden Island, Sydney this week for a six-month deployment to the Middle East Region and during the ceremony Santa made a surprise visit to join family and friends to farewell the ship.