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What a ship!

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

HMAS Sydney II veteran John Ravenscroft with Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, RAN, at the Decommissioning of HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney.
 (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

HMAS Sydney II veteran John Ravenscroft with Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, RAN, at the Decommissioning of HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney.

On Saturday, 7 November, the City of Sydney’s namesake warship was decommissioned at a ceremony at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney. HMAS Sydney was farewelled from the Royal Australian Navy by her Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, along with 130 crew members and nearly 800 guests, including the Governor‑General and Minister for Defence.

Father of Navy communications honoured

Published on by FLTOFF Andrew Eastman (author), David Millard (photographer)

A plaque dedicated to the late LEUT Foster McKenzie is unveiled at the Defence Force School of Signals. From left, XO DFSS LCDR Mick Kludass, LEUT McKenzie's grandchildren David Watt and Katrina Chalke, along with his daughter Anne Watt and CO DFSS LTCOL Dean Limmer. (photo: David Millard)

A plaque dedicated to the late LEUT Foster McKenzie is unveiled at the Defence Force School of Signals. From left, XO DFSS LCDR Mick Kludass, LEUT McKenzie's grandchildren David Watt and Katrina Chalke, along with his daughter Anne Watt and CO DFSS LTCOL Dean Limmer.

Known as the ‘Father of Navy communications’, the late Lieutenant Foster McKenzie played a crucial role in developing the capability of Royal Australian Navy communications during the 20th century.

Women’s Rugby international tour underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union women’s (RANRU) team depart Sydney today, and embark on their much anticipated overseas tour to Bangkok.

 (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

The Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union women’s (RANRU) team depart Sydney today, and embark on their much anticipated overseas tour to Bangkok.

The Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union women’s team departed Sydney this week to embark on a much anticipated overseas tour to Bangkok, Thailand.

Sydney’s own ship’s company on parade

Published on by Mr Ben Wickham (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

Stock image: Members of HMAS Sydney's ships company pay their respects as they march past the Martin Place Cenotaph, Sydney, during the 2011 Anzac Day Morning March. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Stock image: Members of HMAS Sydney's ships company pay their respects as they march past the Martin Place Cenotaph, Sydney, during the 2011 Anzac Day Morning March.

Up to 350 current and former sailors and officers from Sydney’s own warship, HMAS Sydney, will parade up Macquarie Street in the city this Friday, 6 November. Officers and sailors will march through the main street with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, band playing and colours flying.

History of women's service commemorated

Published on by LCDR Angella Hillis (author), FSGT Kev Berriman (photographer)

Attendees of the 2015 WRANS Memorial Service at the WRANS Memorial at HMAS Harman. (photo: FSGT Kev Berriman)

Attendees of the 2015 WRANS Memorial Service at the WRANS Memorial at HMAS Harman.

On 17 October, HMAS Harman, in Canberra, hosted the annual commemorative service to recognise the service of women in the Navy.

Stuart and Arunta forge friendships over Rugby in South Korea

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Stuart team captain, Petty Officer Terry Lucas stands with the Busan Bandits team captain Andrew Court and HMAS Arunta team captain, Lieutenant Ben Edwards after the beach rugby 10's tournament during the HMA ship's visit to Busan, Republic of Korea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Stuart team captain, Petty Officer Terry Lucas stands with the Busan Bandits team captain Andrew Court and HMAS Arunta team captain, Lieutenant Ben Edwards after the beach rugby 10's tournament during the HMA ship's visit to Busan, Republic of Korea.

HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart recently participated in a Rugby Union tournament in the port of Busan, the Republic of South Korea, against a local ex-pats team, the Busan Bandits. The port visit was part of Stuart's and Arunta's North East Asia Deployment 2015.

Ice hockey team feels the heat

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), SGT Ricky Fuller (photographer)

Leading Seaman Scott Tunnard (42) controls the puck during the Navy Tiger Sharks game against the Air Force Eagles.  (photo: SGT Ricky Fuller)

Leading Seaman Scott Tunnard (42) controls the puck during the Navy Tiger Sharks game against the Air Force Eagles.

Navy put in a big effort during the Australian Defence Force Ice Hockey Association tournament in western Sydney’s Baulkham Hills over the week of 2-6 November, but to no avail.

Koori carnival creates community

Published on by MAJ Felicity Hamblin (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force Australian Rules Association Guyala Sea Hawks players from both the mens and the womans teams at the Koori carnival held at Bendigo, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The Australian Defence Force Australian Rules Association Guyala Sea Hawks players from both the mens and the womans teams at the Koori carnival held at Bendigo, Victoria.

Thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander footballers from around Australia converged on Bendigo over 17-18 October for the Koori carnival, an indigenous Australian rules footy competition featuring the first Australian Defence Force indigenous team.

Ironman finish fulfills lifelong dream

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Navy team L-R ABCD McEwan, ABCD Bone, LCDR Northcote and LEUT Davies. (photo: Unknown)

The Navy team L-R ABCD McEwan, ABCD Bone, LCDR Northcote and LEUT Davies.

Four Navy athletes made the pilgrimage to Kona, Hawaii, last month to take on one of the world’s most physically demanding triathlon events.

Rugby campaign a learning experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Adam Boyd (author), CPL Janine Fabre (author and photographer)

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team battle the Republic of Fiji Military Force rugby team at Portsmouth on Monday 19th October 2015.  (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team battle the Republic of Fiji Military Force rugby team at Portsmouth on Monday 19th October 2015.

The Australian Services Rugby Union’s International Defence Rugby Competition campaign came to an abrupt but gallant end in the quarter final at Portsmouth on 19 October when the team faced the competition winners, Republic of Fiji Military Forces team.