Topic: HMAS Cairns

Anzac letters deliver tears and thanks

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Defence School Mentor for Redlynch State College, Nadine Eddy, with Year 6 student Jakob Cross, 11, and the letter he wrote for local Navy veteran Ken Traill. (photo: )

Defence School Mentor for Redlynch State College, Nadine Eddy, with Year 6 student Jakob Cross, 11, and the letter he wrote for local Navy veteran Ken Traill.

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.

Warm reception as Chill honoured by renaming of Cairns mess

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN; former Warrant Officer Boatswain Ian Chill; and Commanding Officer of HMAS Cairns, Commander David Hannah, at the official naming of the WOB Ian Chill Combined Mess. (photo: )

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN; former Warrant Officer Boatswain Ian Chill; and Commanding Officer of HMAS Cairns, Commander David Hannah, at the official naming of the WOB Ian Chill Combined Mess.

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.

Scouting out a positive engagement

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSCIS Mark Mather (photographer)

Petty Officer Ben Petersen escorting the Cairns Northern Beaches Scout Group as they visit HMAS Wollongong based at HMAS Cairns.

 (photo: LSCIS Mark Mather)

Petty Officer Ben Petersen escorting the Cairns Northern Beaches Scout Group as they visit HMAS Wollongong based at HMAS Cairns.

Over the past year, more than 100 Far North Queensland based scouts have been welcomed to HMAS Cairns for educational tours.

HMAS Cairns helps waterway clean-up

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), POPTI Kristian Weldon (photographer)

Officers and sailors from HMAS Cairns took to kayaks to help clear Cairns waterways from rubbish during the Great Northern Cleanup. (photo: POPTI Kristian Weldon)

Officers and sailors from HMAS Cairns took to kayaks to help clear Cairns waterways from rubbish during the Great Northern Cleanup.

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.

Cairns sailors tackle tough terrain

Published on by LEUT Danielle Britton (author)

HMAS Cairns riders ready to roll, L-R: WO Jeremy Wade, PO Michael Beacham, AB Matthew Tickner, LS Chris Hemsworth, PO Kristian Weldon, WO Danny Taylor, Mr Jim Ross, AB Kyll Wright, PO Mick Huntly, PO Jamie Pottie. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Cairns riders ready to roll, L-R: WO Jeremy Wade, PO Michael Beacham, AB Matthew Tickner, LS Chris Hemsworth, PO Kristian Weldon, WO Danny Taylor, Mr Jim Ross, AB Kyll Wright, PO Mick Huntly, PO Jamie Pottie.

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.

Work Experience Program provides insight to women in Navy technical trades

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Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp participant Riley Fletcher welding with Fleet Support Unit at HMAS Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp participant Riley Fletcher welding with Fleet Support Unit at HMAS Cairns.

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 gap year in the tropical north

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen (from left) Beau Malin, Charlotte Menhinick, Chelsea Pratt, Zac Bruce, Sam Rossiter, Elise Jones and Larissa Woosup at HMAS Cairns in Queensland. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen (from left) Beau Malin, Charlotte Menhinick, Chelsea Pratt, Zac Bruce, Sam Rossiter, Elise Jones and Larissa Woosup at HMAS Cairns in Queensland.

A world of opportunity is on show for a lucky few Navy Gap Year personnel currently serving at HMAS Cairns in North Queensland.

 

Outstanding North Queensland Navy people celebrated

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Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, presents the Sarawak Shield to Commanding Officer of Hydrographic Ship Blue Crew, Lieutenant Commander Dean Battilana, RAN, during his visit to HMAS Cairns. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, presents the Sarawak Shield to Commanding Officer of Hydrographic Ship Blue Crew, Lieutenant Commander Dean Battilana, RAN, during his visit to HMAS Cairns.

Cairns-based Royal Australian Navy officers, sailors and units have been recognised for excellence at a series of ceremonies in the top end.

 

HMAS Cairns athletes tested to the limit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Britton (author), ABMT Nathan Bolstad (photographer)

CPO Michelle Cannon during practice before race day at the the Dirt ‘n’ Dust Festival Triathlon in Julia Creek, Queensland. (photo: ABMT Nathan Bolstad)

CPO Michelle Cannon during practice before race day at the the Dirt ‘n’ Dust Festival Triathlon in Julia Creek, Queensland.

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.

 

The Prince of Wales commends Navy’s most outstanding unit

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His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales presents the Duke of Gloucester's Cup to HS Blue Crew onboard HMAS Leeuwin. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales presents the Duke of Gloucester's Cup to HS Blue Crew onboard HMAS Leeuwin.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales presented the Duke of Gloucester’s Cup to the crew of Hydrographic Ship (HS) Blue Crew at HMAS Cairns today.