Topic: HMAS Cairns

Whitsunday memorial for HMAS Sydney officers

Published on by CPO Greg Watsford (author), Unknown (photographer)

Warrant officer Michael Burrows, HMAS Cairns SWO (left); with Alan Miles, Operation Pilgrim program coordinator; Bill Rose, Airlie Beach RSL President and Commander Carl Capper, CO HMAS Cairns, at the Airlie Beach memorial for officers from HMAS Sydney.  (photo: Unknown)

Warrant officer Michael Burrows, HMAS Cairns SWO (left); with Alan Miles, Operation Pilgrim program coordinator; Bill Rose, Airlie Beach RSL President and Commander Carl Capper, CO HMAS Cairns, at the Airlie Beach memorial for officers from HMAS Sydney.

A memorial has been unveiled in Airlie Beach, Queensland, to honour the sacrifices of a group of Navy officers 50 years ago.

Outgoing CN farewells the Top End and northern Queensland

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN (centre) with the latest group of Defence Indigenous Development Program cadets at HMAS Cairns.   (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN (centre) with the latest group of Defence Indigenous Development Program cadets at HMAS Cairns.

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.

Family’s war hero visits HMAS Cairns

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

WWII veteran Victor Glann and son Mark tour HMAS Cairns base. (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

WWII veteran Victor Glann and son Mark tour HMAS Cairns base.

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.

Rain fails to dampen Anzac Day commemorations in Cairns

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Anthony Powell, RAN, inspects his ship's company before stepping off for the Anzac Day March in Cairns. (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Anthony Powell, RAN, inspects his ship's company before stepping off for the Anzac Day March in Cairns.

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.

Battle of ranks to feature at North Queensland mountain bike event

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Justin Bailey, Able Seaman Marine Technician Jake Machen and Commander Anthony Powell train for the upcoming Rural, Rainforest and Reef (RRR) Mountain Bike Challenge in Cairns. (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Justin Bailey, Able Seaman Marine Technician Jake Machen and Commander Anthony Powell train for the upcoming Rural, Rainforest and Reef (RRR) Mountain Bike Challenge in Cairns.

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.

Queensland homecoming for new HMAS Cairns Executive Officer

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSET Luke Adams (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe, pictured here during Exercise RIMPAC 06, has taken up the role of Executive Officer (XO) at shore establishment HMAS Cairns. (photo: Department of Defence)

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe, pictured here during Exercise RIMPAC 06, has taken up the role of Executive Officer (XO) at shore establishment HMAS Cairns.

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.

HMAS Cairns sailors visit Ozcare retirement home in Port Douglas

This article has photo gallery Published on by AB Rosalyn Elliott (author)

Personnel from HMAS Cairns visit the Port Douglas Ozcare retirement home as part of the base's Navy Community Engagement Program. (photo: Unknown)

Personnel from HMAS Cairns visit the Port Douglas Ozcare retirement home as part of the base's Navy Community Engagement Program.

Late last month, members from HMAS Cairns visited Port Douglas Ozcare retirement home as part of the base's Navy Community Engagement Program.

Ship visits provide new opportunities for Cairns Navy pilot

Published on by CPO Dan Carter (author)

KRI Saltan Iskandar Muda, at Cairns for a port visit, 17 October 2013. (photo: LS Adams)

KRI Saltan Iskandar Muda, at Cairns for a port visit, 17 October 2013.

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.

Cairns sailors walk in the footsteps of heroes

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Two sailors from HMAS Cairns have spent time reflecting on the sacrifices of Australian diggers while they walked the Kokoda Track.