It’s one of the oldest military bands in the country; they’ve performed to hundreds of thousands of people around the nation and throughout the world. But who are the faces behind the melodies and what does it take to be a member of the Royal Australian Navy Band?
The Australian Government has granted first pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s Huon class minehunter coastal vessels.
For the first time, the crew of HMAS Wollongong have issued a challenge in their namesake city, to exercise the rights of Freedom of Entry.
The ship’s company of HMAS Success took some time to enjoy a couple of days rest and recuperation in Wellington, New Zealand recently, reaffirming ties with their Kiwi friends.
HMAS Success has been doing what she does best by providing much-needed supplies to the Fleet. Since January she has conducted 55 replenishments at sea and delivered approximately 6.5 million litres of fuel.
One of the Australian Navy’s newest aviation teams took out the honours for the coveted Collins Trophy recently with the 2016 ‘most proficient’ embarked helicopter flight going to some of those flying and maintaining the Seahawk Romeo.
Navy’s sailors and officers have a new and improved war-fighting tool in the form of the humble pocket notebook with important information at the fingertips, saving time and effort.
HMAS Ballarat has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, to a large gathering of family and friends after completing a three month deployment to South East Asia and; participating in Exercise TALISMAN SABER off the Australian coast.
The Australian and Papua New Guinean navies have successfully completed Exercise PARADISE off the coast of Darwin, sharing knowledge and rehearsing scenarios to improve regional security and interoperability between the forces.
It was a case of ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ when HMAS Stirling’s Fleet Support Unit West, commissioned a spray booth and oven from the Royal Australian Air Force, saving Defence thousands of dollars in replacement costs.