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Friendly footy bolsters bond between Choules and PNGDF

Published on by FLTLT Michael Moroney (author), LAC Oliver Carter (photographer)

LS Morgan Kovo, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, and SBLT Samuel Fraser a member of HMAS Choules, during a game of soccer at Tarangau Naval Base. (photo: LAC Oliver Carter)

LS Morgan Kovo, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, and SBLT Samuel Fraser a member of HMAS Choules, during a game of soccer at Tarangau Naval Base.

It’s not everyday you get to see an international sports competition, but members of HMAS Choules are creating their own, matching up against Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) personnel from the Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island.

British Lions reunite onboard HMAS Newcastle

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

HMS Kent's Merlin helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle during a ship transfer activity in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

HMS Kent's Merlin helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle during a ship transfer activity in the Middle East Area of Operations.

A Royal Navy Officer recently ‘hitched a ride’ across the Red Sea onboard HMAS Newcastle, while trying to make his way home to England.

Passing the baton - from one hero to another

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

General Entry 315, Taylor Division offer a salute to the Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs as they 'march past' during their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus.
 (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

General Entry 315, Taylor Division offer a salute to the Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs as they 'march past' during their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus.

Family members of Leading Seaman Ronald ‘Buck’ Taylor attended a Naming Ceremony to commemorate the renaming of the building that will be home to many future Recruits commencing their careers as Taylor Division sailors.

HMAS Huon leads ship support in Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The Australian Red Cross, Sydney is busy with Navy members from HMAS Huon during the Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The Australian Red Cross, Sydney is busy with Navy members from HMAS Huon during the Defence Blood Challenge.

The Australian Red Cross was flooded with donations today when the ship’s company of HMAS Huon rolled up their sleeves in Sydney to support the 2013 Defence Blood Challenge.

Sailor receives Instructor of the Year award

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

LSBM Christian Duncan receives an award for the Sea Training Unit-Minor War Vessel Instructor of the Year by Commodore Warfare, CDRE Peter Leavy and Commanding Officer ATTACK ONE LEUT Justine Archer during Attack One's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

LSBM Christian Duncan receives an award for the Sea Training Unit-Minor War Vessel Instructor of the Year by Commodore Warfare, CDRE Peter Leavy and Commanding Officer ATTACK ONE LEUT Justine Archer during Attack One's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

A very busy period for the Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessels in Darwin concluded this month with the presentation of an award to one of their own, who was named Instructor of the Year.

Warramunga hosts family and friends for a sea experience

Published on by LCDR David Bettell (author), LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's Ridged Hull Inflatable Boat coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Kerry Douven, is lowered into the water in a man overboard exercise conducted for Warramunga's Family Day. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

HMAS Warramunga's Ridged Hull Inflatable Boat coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Kerry Douven, is lowered into the water in a man overboard exercise conducted for Warramunga's Family Day.

Approximately 250 family and friends of HMAS Warramunga's crew recently joined them onboard for a half day ‘at sea experience’ in Cockburn Sound, WA.

Navy veteran celebrates 100th birthday with a visit from Kuttabul sailors

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Retired Chief Petty Officer William Lewis Smith celebrating his 100th birthday with Navy members Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik and Leading Seaman Erin Lane at the Anglican Retirement Village, Castle Hill. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Retired Chief Petty Officer William Lewis Smith celebrating his 100th birthday with Navy members Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik and Leading Seaman Erin Lane at the Anglican Retirement Village, Castle Hill.

Two Royal Australian Navy members from HMAS Kuttabul had the honour and pleasure of visiting retired Chief Petty Officer William Lewis (Lew) Smith on his 100th birthday in Castle Hill, Sydney this week.

Keeping the propellers turning for ARDENT THREE

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technical Ronny Turner stands at the entry of the engine room door onboard HMAS Wollongong during Operation CORPAT. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Marine Technical Ronny Turner stands at the entry of the engine room door onboard HMAS Wollongong during Operation CORPAT.

Redcliffe local Ronny Turner has come along way since completing Redcliffe High School in 2003.

The food is just dandy when Chef Dando is onboard

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Seaman ML-C Justin Dando is a cook on board HMAS Wollongong, forming part of the ARDENT THREE crew. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Seaman ML-C Justin Dando is a cook on board HMAS Wollongong, forming part of the ARDENT THREE crew.

After learning to cook during home economics classes in year eight at Wellington Point State High School, Justin Dando knew his passion was in hospitality.

Maroochydore man proud to protect Australia’s maritime borders

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Black on board HMAS Wollongong as part of the ARDENT THREE crew. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Black on board HMAS Wollongong as part of the ARDENT THREE crew.

Graduating Maroochydore High School in 2004 and getting a taste for the Navy in his teenage years by participating in Navy Cadets, Shaun Black enlisted in the Navy in 2005 as a Boatswains Mate.