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No regular office job for Louella Yu

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Louella Yu onboard HMAS Parramatta gets into the Christmas spirit, prior to conducting border protection patrols in northern Australian waters this holiday period. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Sub Lieutenant Louella Yu onboard HMAS Parramatta gets into the Christmas spirit, prior to conducting border protection patrols in northern Australian waters this holiday period.

When 26 year old Louella Yu finished her Mechatronics Engineering degree at UTS Sydney, she was pretty sure she didn’t want a regular office job. This Christmas, she will be a long way from a regular office - taking part in border protection operations onboard HMAS Parramatta, assigned to Operation RESOLUTE.

Stawell gifts given early this year

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Able Seaman Melissa Gay from Stawell country Victoria is truly into the Christmas spirit onboard HMAS Parramatta. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Melissa Gay from Stawell country Victoria is truly into the Christmas spirit onboard HMAS Parramatta.

Christmas came early at Lenny and Jackie Gay’s Stawell household a few months ago, when the Gay family swapped gifts and had an early Christmas dinner before daughter Melissa deployed aboard HMAS Parramatta.

Setting the Christmas table on the high seas

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Leading Seaman Jessica Sampson onboard HMAS Parramatta this year for Christmas conducting border protection operations in northern Australian waters. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Leading Seaman Jessica Sampson onboard HMAS Parramatta this year for Christmas conducting border protection operations in northern Australian waters.

Adelaide native Jessica Sampson works in a hospitality job with a difference. Like many other 22 year olds, she likes to travel and expects to spend New Year’s Eve in the company of a bunch of young people of around the same age. But unlike most of her peers, Jessica will bring the New Year in at sea, deployed on Operation RESOLUTE onboard the Australian warship HMAS Parramatta.

Perth local following in grandfather’s footsteps

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author)

Midshipman Daniel Skipworth, RAN, takes a fix on the starboard bridge wing prior to weighing anchor, on board HMAS Perth in Cockburn Sound, WA.
   (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Midshipman Daniel Skipworth, RAN, takes a fix on the starboard bridge wing prior to weighing anchor, on board HMAS Perth in Cockburn Sound, WA.

This year, instead of sailing on Thunder Bird - his grandfather’s Hock Dufall boat - on Christmas Day, Daniel Skipworth will be conducting maritime patrols onboard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat in Australia's northern waters.

Two Tasmanians take on Border Protection operations this Christmas

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Fresh out of Launceston, Tasmania, Seaman Marine Technician Josh Eyles and Seaman Electronics Technician Jamie Cooper from Patrol Boat Crew Attack Four, currently embarked on HMAS Armidale, prepare to sail from Darwin to take part in Border Protection Operations in Australia's north over Christmas. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Fresh out of Launceston, Tasmania, Seaman Marine Technician Josh Eyles and Seaman Electronics Technician Jamie Cooper from Patrol Boat Crew Attack Four, currently embarked on HMAS Armidale, prepare to sail from Darwin to take part in Border Protection Operations in Australia's north over Christmas.

Two Tassie lads will be away from home this Christmas as they both conduct patrols onboard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat within Australia’s northern waters.

An honour for ‘Your Honour’

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

(L-R) HMAS Cerberus Command Legal Officer, Lieutenant Commander Joseph Lindsay; Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council, Lieutenant Will Alstergren; Chief Justice Marilyn Warren; Captain John Rush; Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Katherine Richards; and Director Navy Legal Services, Captain Scott Ritchie at the library of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

(L-R) HMAS Cerberus Command Legal Officer, Lieutenant Commander Joseph Lindsay; Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council, Lieutenant Will Alstergren; Chief Justice Marilyn Warren; Captain John Rush; Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Katherine Richards; and Director Navy Legal Services, Captain Scott Ritchie at the library of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne.

A remarkable Navy Reserve Lawyer has been recognised for his work, both for Defence and in his civilian endeavours, recently. Captain Jack Rush, RFD, QC, RANR was doubly recognised for his contribution to the legal profession when he was awarded a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation and appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Sailors pitch in to empower Clarendon Vale kids

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

L-R: Kristy Moate, Ingrid Moate, Haley Webberley and Chelsea Moate help LS Brooke Oram (centre) to organise some Navy information. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

L-R: Kristy Moate, Ingrid Moate, Haley Webberley and Chelsea Moate help LS Brooke Oram (centre) to organise some Navy information.

Clarendon Vale is one of Tasmania’s ‘struggling’ suburbs. Situated on Hobart’s extreme eastern fringe, Clarendon Vale is made up of about 50 per cent public housing and has a high rate of unemployment. And, according to census figures, the population of the neighbourhood is a much younger demographic than many other areas of Tasmania.

Special time for St Giles children aboard STS Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Evan Healy, left, shows St Giles’ Toby Coplestone ‘the ropes' onboard STS Young Endeavour during a visit to Devonport, Tasmania. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Sub Lieutenant Evan Healy, left, shows St Giles’ Toby Coplestone ‘the ropes' onboard STS Young Endeavour during a visit to Devonport, Tasmania.

The Commanding Officer of STS Young Endeavour and his crew, together with the current youth crew from voyage 2/2014, welcomed some special guests aboard the ship in Devonport on recently.

Emotional reunion 50 years on

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

The 1963 Royal Australian Naval College Graduating Class with the names of the eight Midshipmen who lost their lives within a year of graduation annotated. (photo: Unknown)

The 1963 Royal Australian Naval College Graduating Class with the names of the eight Midshipmen who lost their lives within a year of graduation annotated.

The Royal Australian Naval College ‘Class of 1963’ returned to HMAS Creswell recently to remember shipmates who were lost in two separate naval tragedies.

HMAS Albany continues ‘Working Navy’ vigilance

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author)

A production platform in the North West Shelf. Exercise RED RAPTOR 13-3 was conducted by HMAS Albany in December 2013 to reinforce the Navy's persistence operations, providing a visible presence in the North West Shelf region and helping to strengthen maritime security efforts for the sea lanes vital to Australia's economy. (photo: )

A production platform in the North West Shelf. Exercise RED RAPTOR 13-3 was conducted by HMAS Albany in December 2013 to reinforce the Navy's persistence operations, providing a visible presence in the North West Shelf region and helping to strengthen maritime security efforts for the sea lanes vital to Australia's economy.

The crew of HMAS Albany kept a vigilant watch over Australia's remote North West Shelf region while people across Australia were enjoying Christmas festivities.