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Navy’s contribution to blood stocks recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

Representing Navy at the Annual Red Cross Awards were (L-R) LSSCO Scott Harding, CPOML-S Toni Ralph, LCDR David Sutherland, POMTSM Ryan Wilson and POML-SSM Fiona Judge. (photo: Unknown)

Representing Navy at the Annual Red Cross Awards were (L-R) LSSCO Scott Harding, CPOML-S Toni Ralph, LCDR David Sutherland, POMTSM Ryan Wilson and POML-SSM Fiona Judge.

A senior sailor from HMAS Stirling was recently recognised for her efforts in helping make Navy one of the major blood donators on the west coast.

 

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.

 

HMAS AE1 remembered by two Navies

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Stuart Watters (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba's ship's company hold a memorial service for HMAS AE1 on the ship's flight deck in waters off Papua New Guinea. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba's ship's company hold a memorial service for HMAS AE1 on the ship's flight deck in waters off Papua New Guinea.

HMAS Toowoomba and HMS Sutherland have held simultaneous memorial services in honour of the lives lost during the sinking of Australia’s first submarine.

 

Maritime sacrifice remembered in historic ceremony

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

George Hatfield Jr,  son of one of the 353 Australian sailors and officers who died in the sinking of HMAS Perth (I), gives the address during a wreath laying ceremony over the wreck onboard HMAS Larrakia in the Sunda Strait, off Indonesia. (photo: Unknown)

George Hatfield Jr, son of one of the 353 Australian sailors and officers who died in the sinking of HMAS Perth (I), gives the address during a wreath laying ceremony over the wreck onboard HMAS Larrakia in the Sunda Strait, off Indonesia.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s most heroic wartime confrontations has been remembered during a solemn ceremony in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait.

A 117th Birthday, a 105th and 51st Birthday and still going strong

Published on by LCDR Jocelyn Blowfield (author), POATV Ben Clemens (photographer)

HMAS Creswell has celebrated the Royal Australian Navy's 117th Birthday as Officers from NEOC (New Entry Officers' Course) 58 held the Australian White Ensign and formed the numbers 117. The flag was proudly supplied by the team at 816 Squadron MH-60R at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POATV Ben Clemens)

HMAS Creswell has celebrated the Royal Australian Navy's 117th Birthday as Officers from NEOC (New Entry Officers' Course) 58 held the Australian White Ensign and formed the numbers 117. The flag was proudly supplied by the team at 816 Squadron MH-60R at HMAS Albatross.

On 1st March, New Entry Officers at HMAS Creswell paused in their training to mark the heritage and traditions of the Naval College on its 105th birthday and commemorate the 117th birthday of the Royal Australian Navy.

 

Birthday celebrations for Navy

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

In keeping with tradition Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN cuts the birthday cake with youngest member present Seaman Electronics Technician Clark Bilton from the Australian Federation Guard during the Royal Australian Navy's 117th birthday commemorations at Russell Offices Canberra. (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

In keeping with tradition Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN cuts the birthday cake with youngest member present Seaman Electronics Technician Clark Bilton from the Australian Federation Guard during the Royal Australian Navy's 117th birthday commemorations at Russell Offices Canberra.

Defence members across Australia, including those at sea on exercise, have taken a moment out of their busy days to celebrate Navy’s 117th birthday.

 

Navy marks its 117th birthday

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), LS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Navy’s 117th birthday commemorations take place at the Navy Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra  (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

Navy’s 117th birthday commemorations take place at the Navy Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra

The Royal Australian Navy has marked its 117th birthday with services and celebrations across the country. Navy members joined together at a commemorative service at the Royal Australian Navy Memorial in Canberra, at birthday barbeques and cake cuttings across the nation and overseas, including ships at sea on exercise and operation.

 

Navy Bridging Train remembered

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

HMAS Cerberus Commanding Officer Captain Tim Standen, RAN, CSC lays a wreath in front of a new plaque dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne­.  (photo: LEUT Ryan Zerbe)

HMAS Cerberus Commanding Officer Captain Tim Standen, RAN, CSC lays a wreath in front of a new plaque dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne­.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s most unusual units - the last to leave the Gallipoli Peninsula - has been recognised during a small service in Melbourne.

 

Navy golfers compete in Tasmania

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

All hands on the Cup, from left: Warrant Officer Alan Hart; Mr Colin Buxton, Royal Hobart Golf Club; and Captain Grant McLennan. (photo: Department of Defence)

All hands on the Cup, from left: Warrant Officer Alan Hart; Mr Colin Buxton, Royal Hobart Golf Club; and Captain Grant McLennan.

The Naval Golf Association (NGA) recently completed a tour of Tasmania culminating in a hard fought game for the Captain Walton Drake Cup.

 

True blue values for Navy footy teams

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Australian Football Association (RANAFA) national women's and men's teams at Ikon Park, home of the Carlton Football Club. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Royal Australian Navy Australian Football Association (RANAFA) national women's and men's teams at Ikon Park, home of the Carlton Football Club.

An affinity for navy blue was just one shared trait between the Royal Australian Navy Australian Football Association (RANAFA) and the Carlton Football Club as both organisations came together to share lessons.