The start of 2020 has been a little different for one of HMAS Dechaineux’s Lieutenant Jedd Goggin, representing his two Surf Life Saving Clubs at the annual Surf Life Saving Australia National Leadership College, recently held in Sydney.
Lieutenant Hannah Phelps has one of the more interesting weather forecasting jobs in the Navy, providing meteorological support at Casey research station, Antarctica, for Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY.
Twelve months in the ADF Gap Year Program provided the career direction that Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Jayden Mansfield was seeking, but it was the TV series Sea Patrol that first inspired him to join the Royal Australian Navy.
Outside of working hours, 725 Squadron’s Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam ‘Emu’ Carruthers is a keen angler, who regularly competes in and wins fishing tournaments around Australia.
The 14,000th young Australian to embark in Sailing Training Ship Young Endeavour has completed his 11-day voyage aboard the square-rigged tall ship.
A funeral with full military honours was held for Vice Admiral David Willoughby Leach AC, CBE, LVO, RAN (Ret’d), who served as Chief of Naval Staff from 1982 to 1985, on 31 January 2020 at the Garden Island Chapel.
After three years at the helm of the Royal Australian Navy Cadets (ANC), Captain Kerry Rayner OAM ANC handed over the role of National Commander ANC to newly promoted Captain Martin Blume ANC.
It’s a harsh environment, but the instructors at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety are dedicated to the task of teaching our sailors how to survive and gain control of life threatening situations on our ships and submarines.
The wide-open spaces of his home state SA stand in contrast to the narrow confines of the Navy submarines to which CMDR Lindsay Gordon has dedicated the majority of his career, earning him a Conspicuous Service Medal in today’s Australia Day Honours List.
In 1969, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and Royal Australian Navy Commander Richard Singleton walked into his naval career as a junior sailor in the Royal Navy.