Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)
For Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius, the recent delivery into Dili Harbour of a deployable hospital and medical supplies provided the opportunity to renew a friendship which began during the turmoil of Timor Leste’s independence struggle in 1999.
An Australian Navy Cadet from Training Ship Paluma has his eyes firmly focused on a career in Navy as a boatswains mate, having completed a recent voyage on the Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour from Brisbane to Mackay.
Published on by Department of Defence (author), UK MOD (photographer)
The Royal Australian Navy routinely shares and expands knowledge through a range of personnel exchanges, and for one Australian mine warfare specialist the opportunity to work with the Royal Navy has been without comparison.
Published on by Dave Devlin (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer)
A posting to the Australian Defence Force’s ceremonial unit, Australia’s Federation Guard, in Canberra, has fulfilled one sailor’s goal of travelling to parts of the world he believed out of his reach.
Published on by Leading Seaman Lee-Anne Cooper (author and photographer)
The odds of performing a wedding ceremony for a young Navy couple, baptising their son and then sitting next to him to reflect the events 20 years later, is extremely slim, but the Navy is one big family and stranger things have happened.
Published on by By Department of Defence (author), Unknown (photographer)
The Australian Defence Force is trialling hair and saliva testing as part of the Prohibited Substance Testing Program, from 1 October to 31 July next year, the new regime will be in addition to the existing urine tests.