Topic: HMAS Cairns
ADF personnel from across the country joined in the fight against COVID-19 when they boarded a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster and headed to Avalon Airport, south west of Melbourne in Victoria last week.
Students from Redlynch State College in Cairns brought a tear to the eyes of veterans and serving members alike with their handwritten Anzac letters of thanks, part of a campaign to connect with veterans and serving ADF members who may have felt isolated on Anzac Day 2020.
To commemorate the service of a former Warrant Officer who was severely injured while on duty overseas, the newly refurbished combined ranks mess at HMAS Cairns has been named in his honour.
Over the past year, more than 100 Far North Queensland based scouts have been welcomed to HMAS Cairns for educational tours.
Navy initiative and community spirit was on display in Far North Queensland as personnel from HMAS Cairns took to the water in kayaks to contribute to the ‘Great Northern Clean Up’, a preservation program for the regional environment.
With the local mountain biking season in full swing, ten energetic sailors from HMAS Cairns saddled up for a day of physical challenges as they represented Navy in the RRR Mountain Bike Challenge.
Twelve young women with a keen interest in mechanical and technical trades from across Australia recently attended the Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp at HMAS Cairns.
A world of opportunity is on show for a lucky few Navy Gap Year personnel currently serving at HMAS Cairns in North Queensland.
Cairns-based Royal Australian Navy officers, sailors and units have been recognised for excellence at a series of ceremonies in the top end.
Three members from HMAS Cairns have travelled the long road to Julia Creek to compete in the annual Dirt ‘n’ Dust Festival Triathlon. The result - a weekend they will not soon forget.