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Chaplain returns to Submarine Force

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani on the casing of a Collins Class Submarine at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani on the casing of a Collins Class Submarine at HMAS Stirling.

The Navy’s Submarine Force Chaplain has returned to the role after several years away providing capability to a variety of units within the RAN.

Service to Cadets a blessing for Chaplain

Published on by LEUT Jane Reptik (author and photographer)

Director Australian Navy Cadets, Commander David Marsden, left, presents the Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal to Chaplain Colin Baxter at Training Ship Koopa in Sandstone Point, Queensland. (photo: LEUT Jane Reptik)

Director Australian Navy Cadets, Commander David Marsden, left, presents the Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal to Chaplain Colin Baxter at Training Ship Koopa in Sandstone Point, Queensland.

A Chaplain has been awarded the Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal for 15 years’ service to the Navy Cadets.

 

New award for submariner

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The 2017 inaugural Kevan Marengo Shield is presented to Able Seaman Marine Technician-Submarines Brad Dormer by Submarine Force Staff Officer Engineering, Commander Daniel Leraye, RAN; the Submarines Association Australia, WA (SAA-WA) President, Mr Terry Baker; and Secretary of the SAA-WA, Mr Terry Rowell, at the RAN School of Ship's Safety and Survivability on HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The 2017 inaugural Kevan Marengo Shield is presented to Able Seaman Marine Technician-Submarines Brad Dormer by Submarine Force Staff Officer Engineering, Commander Daniel Leraye, RAN; the Submarines Association Australia, WA (SAA-WA) President, Mr Terry Baker; and Secretary of the SAA-WA, Mr Terry Rowell, at the RAN School of Ship's Safety and Survivability on HMAS Stirling.

A junior sailor of HMAS Dechaineux has been honoured with a new award to recognise excellence among submariners.

 

Navy's Deputy Chief hands over the weight in Canberra ceremony

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

RADM Mike Noonan handing over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, RADM Mark Hammond in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters in Canberra. (photo: Unknown)

RADM Mike Noonan handing over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, RADM Mark Hammond in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters in Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy has a new Deputy Chief, with RADM Mark Hammond taking over duties from RADM Mike Noonan in Canberra.

Forty years’ service and counting

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, presents Chief Petty Officer John Farrell with a Federation Star in recognition of 40 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, at a ceremony attended by the Submarine Training and Systems Centre staff and faculty at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, presents Chief Petty Officer John Farrell with a Federation Star in recognition of 40 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, at a ceremony attended by the Submarine Training and Systems Centre staff and faculty at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, took time out of his visit to Fleet Base West recently to recognise one member’s 40 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy.

 

Senior Medic up to the challenge

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Rebecca Semmens on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Rebecca Semmens on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

Providing strategic medical information to warships of an Amphibious Task Group is a job well suited to an experienced Senior Sailor.

 

After 42 years, he’s out…almost

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Rod Waites retires after 43 years service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Rod Waites retires after 43 years service in the Royal Australian Navy.

On Good Friday this year, Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Rod Waites will be leaving the Permanent Navy after 42 years of service. However his only plans for retirement so far are to “do a bit of Reserve time.” 

 

Coonawarra Chaplain helps evacuees during Top End floods

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Chaplain Barry Porter, RANR, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Chaplain Barry Porter, RANR, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

A Navy Chaplain was quick to offer help when flood waters forced the evacuation of almost 350 people from remote communities in the Northern Territory recently.

Rankin commits ashes to sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABET Grahame Kelaher (photographer)

HMAS Rankin's crew on the submarine's casing for the committal at sea ceremony for Leading Seaman Auxiliary Technician Alfred John James Meek, Chief Petty Officer Patrick Brian John Toogood and Able Seaman Patrick Anthony Robert Heffernan in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia. (photo: ABET Grahame Kelaher)

HMAS Rankin's crew on the submarine's casing for the committal at sea ceremony for Leading Seaman Auxiliary Technician Alfred John James Meek, Chief Petty Officer Patrick Brian John Toogood and Able Seaman Patrick Anthony Robert Heffernan in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia.

Members from HMAS Rankin, the Collins Class submarine based in Western Australia, recently conducted the scattering of ashes of three former Royal Navy submariners.

 

Swapping binoculars for microscope

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Luke Le Grand has become Navy’s first ever Scientific Research Officer, posted to the Army-led Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane. (photo: LEUT Danielle Brodie)

Lieutenant Luke Le Grand has become Navy’s first ever Scientific Research Officer, posted to the Army-led Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane.

Lieutenant Luke Le Grand has become Navy’s first ever Scientific Research Officer, posted to the Army led Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane. The institute is a world-recognised centre for malaria research and training, with a mission to ensure that Australian Defence Force personnel have the best possible protection against malaria and other vector-borne diseases.