Topic: HMAS Cairns
A memorial has been unveiled in Airlie Beach, Queensland, to honour the sacrifices of a group of Navy officers 50 years ago.
In one of his final trips as Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs has paid tribute to the efforts of Navy people in the north of Australia making a personal visit to both HMA Ships Coonawarra and Cairns.
The term ‘war hero’ ignites a special place in the hearts of most Australians. The idea that so many men and women we never knew risked their lives to protect our country and way of life stirs feelings of patriotism and pride.
Braving the cold and rain, Navy members hailing from HMAS Cairns commemorated Anzac Day this year with a Dawn Service at the Esplanade Cenotaph followed by a parade through the city of Cairns last week.
With a spirit for adventure and a will to be the best, personnel from HMAS Cairns are looking forward to this year’s Rural, Rainforest and Reef Mountain Bike Challenge which will take place on Sunday 1 June.
Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe has made a welcomed move back to her home state of Queensland where she took over the role of Executive Officer at shore establishment HMAS Cairns this week.
Late last month, members from HMAS Cairns visited Port Douglas Ozcare retirement home as part of the base's Navy Community Engagement Program.
The influx of visiting warships to HMAS Cairns has provided local Port Services Manager, Lieutenant Commander Peter Mellick a chance to consolidate his pilotage skills a little faster than usual.
Two sailors from HMAS Cairns have spent time reflecting on the sacrifices of Australian diggers while they walked the Kokoda Track.