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Hippo attack and other adventures inspire next-gen of Navy warfare officers

Published on by LEUT Richard Farrelly (author), Mr Jason Artis (photographer)

Adventurer Sarah Davis, standing left, and Lieutenant Richard Farrelly, standing right, with students of the Royal Australian Navy’s Maritime Warfare Officer Course 03 at HMAS Watson. (photo: Mr Jason Artis)

Adventurer Sarah Davis, standing left, and Lieutenant Richard Farrelly, standing right, with students of the Royal Australian Navy’s Maritime Warfare Officer Course 03 at HMAS Watson.

The Royal Australian Navy’s maritime warfare trainees were treated to an inspirational visitor and her tales of death-defying adventure during a recent leadership development activity.

Survey skills strengthened through Aus-Tonga exchange

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Nicholas Rubendra (author and photographer), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

HMAS Melville, left, and HMAS Larrakia berthed at Queen Salote Wharf in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. (photo: MIDN Nicholas Rubendra )

HMAS Melville, left, and HMAS Larrakia berthed at Queen Salote Wharf in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

The ship’s company of the Leeuwin-class survey ship HMAS Melville provided assistance to the maritime branch of His Majesty’s Armed Forces of Tonga during a recent task group visit to Nuku’alofa.

Naval Police get to know Fijiian counterparts in Suva

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Max Logan (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

RAN Naval Police Coxswains with Fiji Police officers on the flight deck of Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide (III) during a visit to Suva, Fiji. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

RAN Naval Police Coxswains with Fiji Police officers on the flight deck of Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide (III) during a visit to Suva, Fiji.

Fiji Police personnel were welcomed aboard HMAS Adelaide as part of an Australian Defence Force Joint Task Group 637.3 enhanced regional engagement activity during a five-day port visit to Suva, Fiji in November.

From the desert to diving for Alice Springs sailor

Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver James Steer checks the communications system on the diver compression chamber in minehunter HMAS Diamantina. (photo: LCDR Kelli Lunt)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver James Steer checks the communications system on the diver compression chamber in minehunter HMAS Diamantina.

It’s always a little bit surprising to meet someone who grew up surrounded by desert, with the nearest ocean miles away, who then went on to become a Navy Clearance Diver. For Alice Springs local James Steer, that is exactly the career path he chose.

Diamantina awards retention champions

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author and photographer)

Champion of Navy Retention award winners HMAS Diamantina's operations officer Lieutenant Justin Raward, and buffer Petty Officer Combat Support Systems Mine Warfare Ashley Pincott stand on the forecastle of HMAS Diamantina during a port visit to Japan with their prize. (photo: LCDR Kelli Lunt)

Champion of Navy Retention award winners HMAS Diamantina's operations officer Lieutenant Justin Raward, and buffer Petty Officer Combat Support Systems Mine Warfare Ashley Pincott stand on the forecastle of HMAS Diamantina during a port visit to Japan with their prize.

Two of HMAS Diamantina’s ship’s company have been recognised for their leadership in the Huon class minehunter, receiving Champions of Navy Retention awards from Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt.

Elemonator, Trident and Tested and Fremulon take engineering prizes

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

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)

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.

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.

 

HMAS Armidale (I) remembered in solemn ceremony

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Kellan Starkie sounds the reveille during a HMAS Armidale (I) 77th anniversary commemorative service held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, WA. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Able Seaman Musician Kellan Starkie sounds the reveille during a HMAS Armidale (I) 77th anniversary commemorative service held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, WA.

In a solemn ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, members of the Remembering HMAS Armidale Association came together to honour those lost when Japanese aircraft attacked and sunk the Bathurst class corvette off Betano Bay almost 80 years ago. 

Navy expert moderates UN panel

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author)

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

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas speaks at a UN panel debate at UN City, Copenhagen.

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.

Inaugural symposium paves way to a seaworthy future

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN delivers his opening address at the Defence Seaworthiness Conference held at Adams Hall, ADFA, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN delivers his opening address at the Defence Seaworthiness Conference held at Adams Hall, ADFA, Canberra.

Navy’s drive towards building a battle ready fleet took a major step forward in late November, with the inaugural Defence Seaworthiness Symposium held in Canberra.

Graduation underlines record-breaking year for Naval College

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

New Entry Officers’ Course 61 graduates march off the parade ground at HMAS Creswell on completion of their Graduation Parade. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

New Entry Officers’ Course 61 graduates march off the parade ground at HMAS Creswell on completion of their Graduation Parade.

Navy’s newest junior officers have graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell as part of New Entry Officers’ Course 61, rounding off a busy year with a record 297 new officers graduating in 2019.