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General Fan Changlong visits HMAS Stirling

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

(right to left) Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond presents Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, General Fan Changlong with a plaque during his visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

(right to left) Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond presents Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, General Fan Changlong with a plaque during his visit to HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling recently played host to a four star General from the People’s Liberation Army, General Fan Changlong during his recent visit to Australia.

Indigenous performers 'proud to be Navy' at NAIDOC Awards

Published on by CMDR Steve Dunning (author), Pat Brunet/Event Photos Australia (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's Indigenous Performance Troop, Bungaree, performing for guests at the 2014 National NAIDOC Awards, held at the Gold Coast on 11 July 2014. Image by Event Photos Australia. (photo: Pat Brunet/Event Photos Australia)

The Royal Australian Navy's Indigenous Performance Troop, Bungaree, performing for guests at the 2014 National NAIDOC Awards, held at the Gold Coast on 11 July 2014. Image by Event Photos Australia.

Navy’s Indigenous Performance Group Bungaree, was once again centre stage when it proudly performed before 1,200 guests at the 2014 National NAIDOC Awards, held recently at the Gold Coast, to recognise the outstanding contribution of Indigenous Australians.

Those who preserve conquer

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

The original Commissioning Certificate to Captain for Rear Admiral WR Creswell, dated 13 August 1900, is one of many priceless Royal Australian Navy artefacts housed at the Sea Power Centre - Australia.  (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

The original Commissioning Certificate to Captain for Rear Admiral WR Creswell, dated 13 August 1900, is one of many priceless Royal Australian Navy artefacts housed at the Sea Power Centre - Australia.

Senior Naval Historian John Perryman leads a small team that collects and records the histories of each ship, boat, submarine, squadron and base of the RAN in order to honour the legacy of those that have come before, and so that we can learn from the many lessons acquired, some of them at a high cost.

Warfare effectiveness focussed on at Fleet

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

President of the mess, Rear Admiral Davyd Thomas with Rear Admiral Guy Griffiths (Rtd) and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer at the 2014 Naval Warfare Officers Association annual mess dinner held at HMAS Watson.

 (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

President of the mess, Rear Admiral Davyd Thomas with Rear Admiral Guy Griffiths (Rtd) and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer at the 2014 Naval Warfare Officers Association annual mess dinner held at HMAS Watson.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer joined his fellow warfare officers as the Guest of Honour at the 2014 Naval Warfare Officers’ Association Annual Mess Dinner last week.

Reserves Day March

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Reserve Squad salute The Honourable Justice Margaret Beazley, AO, Administrator of the Government of NSW on conclusion of the 2014 Reserve Forces Parade. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

The Royal Australian Navy Reserve Squad salute The Honourable Justice Margaret Beazley, AO, Administrator of the Government of NSW on conclusion of the 2014 Reserve Forces Parade.

The 2014 Reserve Forces Day march last weekend saw more than 1,000 former and current reserve members, including the Royal Australian Navy Reserves march through the centre of Sydney before a crowd of enthusiastic supporters.

Acknowledgment of Country plaque unveiled at HMAS Harman

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and Petty Officer Kevin West unveil an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ plaque at HMAS Harman, recognising the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander service men and women who have contributed to the defence of Australia. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and Petty Officer Kevin West unveil an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ plaque at HMAS Harman, recognising the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander service men and women who have contributed to the defence of Australia.

HMAS Harman held a small but important NAIDOC Week ceremony yesterday to unveil an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ plaque, recognising the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander service men and women who have contributed to the defence of Australia.

NAIDOC Week honoured at Australian War Memorial

Published on by CPL Aaron Curran (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

The Catafalque Party in position around the Armistice Stone at the Western Entrance of the Australian War Memorial.  (photo: Lauren Larking)

The Catafalque Party in position around the Armistice Stone at the Western Entrance of the Australian War Memorial.

Past and present members of the Australian Defence Force came together at the Australian War Memorial on 9 July to honour Indigenous personnel who have served and fought in 'Defence of Country' - the theme for this year’s NAIDOC celebrations.

Reserve Forces Day commemorated in Hobart

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), Mr Tim Jones (photographer)

Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters, Commander Porter and the Lord Mayor of Hobart, Alderman Damon Thomas at the Reserve Forces Day Parade, Hobart. Image provided by Tim Jones, Perfect Prints, Hobart. (Permission to use has been granted). (photo: Tim Jones)

Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters, Commander Porter and the Lord Mayor of Hobart, Alderman Damon Thomas at the Reserve Forces Day Parade, Hobart. Image provided by Tim Jones, Perfect Prints, Hobart. (Permission to use has been granted).

Past and present Australian Defence Force Reservists from all three services paraded on Hobart’s waterfront on Sunday 6 July. Simultaneously around 20,000 Reservists marched at 20 other locations around Australia.

A musical birthday cheer

This article has photo gallery Published on by PO Brett Donovan (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Musicians of the 101st Royal Australian Navy Band Birthday concert at HMAS Cerberus Entertainment and Band Complex, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Musicians of the 101st Royal Australian Navy Band Birthday concert at HMAS Cerberus Entertainment and Band Complex, Victoria.

The Melbourne Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band celebrated the Navy Band’s 101st Birthday in true festive style, hosting two Soundwaves Concerts that included iconic music, cake and most importantly, guest appearances by twenty ex-serving musicians from the Royal Australian Navy Band Association.

HMAS Cairns's own Amazing Race

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Kevin Edwards and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Adam Towers keep up the pace in HMAS Cairns' Amazing Race 2014.   (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Kevin Edwards and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Adam Towers keep up the pace in HMAS Cairns' Amazing Race 2014.

Supercharged sports master Petty Officer Kristian Weldon lead the charge this week to promote physical training with a difference through HMAS Cairns's first 'Amazing Race'.