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Parramatta given rite of passage

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer), SIG Robert Whitmore (photographer), PTE Rodrigo Villablanca (photographer), LAC John Solomon (photographer), LCPL Brodie Cross (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officers from HMAS Parramatta march in front of a large turnout, during their Freedom of Entry parade down the main street of Parramatta, NSW. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Royal Australian Navy officers from HMAS Parramatta march in front of a large turnout, during their Freedom of Entry parade down the main street of Parramatta, NSW.

The ship’s company of HMAS Parramatta has reaffirmed the bonds between the ship and her namesake city by exercising their right to Freedom of Entry.

ADF rolls up its sleeves as Navy sets sights on most donations

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan receives an award for highest year-on-year donation growth for the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge, with a representative from the Red Cross (left) and Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld (right) at the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge Launch in Canberra on 5 September 2019. (photo: CPL Julia Whitwell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan receives an award for highest year-on-year donation growth for the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge, with a representative from the Red Cross (left) and Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld (right) at the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge Launch in Canberra on 5 September 2019.

The 2019 Defence Blood Challenge has officially been launched at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra, during which RAN also received two awards for its contribution to the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge.

Broken bottles: Stalwart set to sea in Spain

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NUSHIP Stalwart following the successful launch at a ceremony in Ferrol, Spain. (photo: CMDR Steve McCracken)

NUSHIP Stalwart following the successful launch at a ceremony in Ferrol, Spain.

The Royal Australian Navy is another step closer to welcoming its new fleet of Supply Class replenishment tankers into service, following the successful launch of NUSHIP Stalwart at a ceremony in Ferrol, Spain.

Moreton reflects on the service of Australia's Vietnam Vets

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Commander Andy Clowes joins Vietnam veterans at a Vietnam Veterans Day commemorative service at Anzac Square in Brisbane. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Andy Clowes joins Vietnam veterans at a Vietnam Veterans Day commemorative service at Anzac Square in Brisbane.

HMAS Moreton represented Navy at two separate events in Brisbane on 18 August that commemorated the battles of the Vietnam War and those who served in them.

Australia’s World War submariners remembered in Brisbane

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Commander Andrew Clowes and the President of the Submarine Association of Queensland, Mr Don ‘Duckrun’ Currell OAM, at the unveiling of two World War plaques in the Shrine of Remembrance Crypt in Brisbane. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Andrew Clowes and the President of the Submarine Association of Queensland, Mr Don ‘Duckrun’ Currell OAM, at the unveiling of two World War plaques in the Shrine of Remembrance Crypt in Brisbane.

A moving tribute to Queensland submariners who lost their lives during the first and second World Wars was held at Brisbane’s newly refurbished Shrine of Remembrance Crypt and Galleries in August.

Shared love of the sea takes Navy to Bundaberg for Oceanfest

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Warrant Officer Mark Donlan and Chief Petty Officer Paul Cannard from HMAS Moreton's Community Engagement Team with Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Bundaberg, at Oceanfest 2019. (photo: )

Warrant Officer Mark Donlan and Chief Petty Officer Paul Cannard from HMAS Moreton's Community Engagement Team with Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Bundaberg, at Oceanfest 2019.

The Royal Australian Navy joined the people of Bundaberg recently to celebrate something near and dear to both the Queensland town and the senior service: the sea.

Navy surfers take a break

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Lieutenant Frank Tachibana during the Navy Surfriders Association competition at Werri Beach, NSW. (photo: Private Nicole Dorrett)

Lieutenant Frank Tachibana during the Navy Surfriders Association competition at Werri Beach, NSW.

The Navy Surfriders Association held its September surfing event at Werri Beach in New South Wales, as part of its commitment to continue surfing and competing every month leading in to the national Inter-Service championships.

Birdies pound the pavement in famous Aussie footrace

Published on by LEUT Simon Machin (author), Mrs Patricia Machin (photographer)

Runners from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit at HMAS Albatross, prior to their participation in the 2019 City2Surf. L-R: Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Benjamin King; Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Carl Stewart; Lieutenant Simon Machin; Lieutenant Michael Azoury; Lieutenant Alister Auld; and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Broadbent, at Hyde Park, Sydney. (photo: )

Runners from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit at HMAS Albatross, prior to their participation in the 2019 City2Surf. L-R: Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Benjamin King; Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Carl Stewart; Lieutenant Simon Machin; Lieutenant Michael Azoury; Lieutenant Alister Auld; and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Broadbent, at Hyde Park, Sydney.

More than 84,000 people participated in the City2Surf race in Sydney in August, resulting in a sell-out crowd for the organisers of the annual running event.

Navy Tridents on fire

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Royal Australian Navy Tridents team members, from left, AB Emily Xar, AB Morgan Wilson-Ward, AB Jahna Smyth, AB Caroline Sabasio and AB Grace Waters celebrate their victory against the Fire and Rescue NSW team at North Sydney Oval, NSW. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Royal Australian Navy Tridents team members, from left, AB Emily Xar, AB Morgan Wilson-Ward, AB Jahna Smyth, AB Caroline Sabasio and AB Grace Waters celebrate their victory against the Fire and Rescue NSW team at North Sydney Oval, NSW.

The Navy Tridents were too strong for Fire and Rescue New South Wales in the annual Community Cup women’s rugby league game, played in the lead-up to the North Sydney Bears games at North Sydney Oval on 25 August.

A Cup full o’ fitness at Coonawarra sports day

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Midshipman Joshua Weeding launches a wet mop javelin during the 2019 Coonawarra Cup competition at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Midshipman Joshua Weeding launches a wet mop javelin during the 2019 Coonawarra Cup competition at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, NT.

Units from across the three services recently converged on Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin to compete in a uniquely Top End sporting event.