A member HMAS Canberra's ship's company abseils down the side of HMAS Canberra during a charity abseiling event. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)
A member HMAS Canberra's ship's company abseils down the side of HMAS Canberra during a charity abseiling event.

Canberra crew scales down for charity

It’s not every day that ship’s company gets to abseil down the side of one of the largest vessels ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy, but volunteers from HMAS Canberra and HMAS Kuttabul did just that in the name of charity.

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    Minehunter MTs duo in Diamantina

    Female marine technicians are rarely seen serving in Huon-class minehunters. Two female ‘stokers’ are currently bucking the trend - both serving in HMAS Diamantina.

Fleet

  • Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, presents the Governor's Cup to Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn, CMS, RAN, at Ceremonial Divisions at HMAS Cerberus. Vic. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

    Cerberus wins best establishment award

    HMAS Cerberus has been named the recipient of the Governor’s Cup for 2019, an award presented to the Royal Australian Navy Shore Establishment that has excelled in all aspects of operations, safety, training and support to the Fleet.

Fleet

  • Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Kevin Paul and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician David Walker on the ship's satellite WiFi (known as a ‘Quality of Life’ initiative) which was installed in the lead up to their deployment on board HMAS Gascoyne. (photo: )

    People-focused for deployments

    In an era when Navy is prioritising its people, the officers and sailors of HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne can attest that the tide is turning in the right direction as a number of initiatives were implemented for their recent Maritime East Asia Deployment.

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Fleet

  • HMAS Gascoyne sails through Sydney Harbour on her return from a North East Asian deployment. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

    Navy Minehunters return from record-setting deployment

    Two Royal Australian Navy Minehunters, HMAS Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne, have returned home just in time for Christmas, following a successful overseas deployment that saw them travel a record distance.

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A member HMAS Canberra's ship's company abseils down the side of HMAS Canberra during a charity abseiling event. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Canberra crew scales down for charity This article has photo gallery

It’s not every day that ship’s company gets to abseil down the side of one of the largest vessels ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy, but volunteers from HMAS Canberra and HMAS Kuttabul did just that in the name of charity.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN and the youngest member of HMAS Cerberus, Seaman Trainee William Judd, together with Navy Canteens Manager Rhonda Gregg, cut the cake to celebrate Navy Canteen's 65th birthday, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Navy Canteens celebrates 65 years of service This article has photo gallery

Navy Canteens has celebrated 65 years of enhancing the lives of Navy people and their families through the provision of morale and welfare services and support.

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WO Christopher Rowley, left; Head of Navy Engineering, RADM Colin Lawrence, second right; and Manager of the Navy Engineering Challenge CAPT Chris Fealy, right; present the 2019 Electronic Technician trophy to Team ‘Fremulon’, from HMAS Cerberus. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Elemonator, Trident and Tested and Fremulon take engineering prizes This article has photo gallery

Teams of electrical, mechanical and aviation technicians from the Royal Australian Navy descended on HMAS Cerberus in October to compete for the title of engineering champion.

 

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas speaks at a UN panel debate at UN City, Copenhagen. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Navy expert moderates UN panel This article has photo gallery

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas recently moderated a United Nations panel debate on challenges, responsibilities and solutions for the media’s coverage of rape.

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Navy One, the Royal Australian Navy's entry in the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, during the recent Bird Island Race in Sydney. (photo: CYCA/Hamish Hardy)

Navy One counts down to Sydney to Hobart This article has photo gallery

With the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race only weeks away, the crew of Navy’s entry Navy One have victory in their sights.

Cricket teams from the Royal Australian Navy and Sunshine Heights Cricket Club assemble with RAN and community representatives ahead of the inaugural Lewis-Nizam Shield T20 challenge, played at SHCC Ainsworth Reserve in Melbourne. (photo: Nick Hatzoglou)

Navy cricketers share diversity and inclusion message

Royal Australian Navy cricketers have embraced the chance to engage with community and reinforced a diversity and inclusion message with a T20 match against a local team in Melbourne.