File image of (then) Petty Officer Writer Melita English on board HMAS Darwin, during Exercise KAKADU, September 2012.
Chief Petty Officer Melita English has an uncommon affinity with the law, often providing the Fleet Senior Leadership Team with advice to help them solve complex legal and personnel administrative issues.
File image of (then) Chief Petty Officer Zul Naim reading the story of Lance Sergeant Bin Shalid Ma'Aruff, who was killed in action during the Second World War, at the Last Post Ceremony, Australian War Memorial, June 2015.
As Navy continues on its path towards greater diversity and inclusion, Sub Lieutenant Zulkarnain Shah Naim, Navy’s Advisor on Inter-Cultural Affairs, has been recognised for his work with a Conspicuous Service Medal in today’s Australia Day Honours List.
Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).
The Royal Australian Navy would like to congratulate our officers and sailors who have been named as recipients in today’s Australia Day Honours List.
January 22, 2020 by LEUT Ben Robson (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
Merle Hare pauses for reflection after laying a wreath for her twin brother, Sergeant Donald Kelway Storrie, presumed killed in action 75 years ago, during the Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
Merle Hare has marked her 100th birthday by attending a Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial held in honour of her twin brother, presumed killed in action, 75 years ago.
Navy’s newest Tickford Racing Industry Outplacement Program technical sailors, from left, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Joshua Wakefield; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Phillip Cowan; and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Colin Wilson.
Three Royal Australian Navy technical sailors have arrived at the headquarters of Tickford Racing for the ninth rotation of the highly successful Navy Industry Outplacement Program.
Petty Officer Claire Goward from HMAS Dechaineux during her ascent of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia - a submariner’s view of what lay beneath.
Dechaineux’s recent port visit to Kota Kinabalu, Petty Officer Claire Goward finally managed to tick off a bucket list item by conquering the climb of Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia’s highest peak.
December 2019 graduates of the Navy Indigenous Development Program.
Eighteen recruits graduated from Navy’s Indigenous Development Program at HMAS
Cairns in December, and friends, family and senior officers were there to congratulate them on their accomplishments.
Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont, in the Coonawarra Basin at the Navy's patrol boat base, HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.
A married couple in Darwin has become the first husband and wife in Royal Australian Navy history to command patrol boats at the same time.
Published on December 24, 2019 by PCHA Collin Acton (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)
File image: Stained glass window in the Royal Australian Navy Chapel, HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.
Christmas is almost upon us. Whether religious or not, we can all agree that this is time, in our otherwise busy year, to take stock of what’s important for our wellbeing.
Published on December 24, 2019 by Warrant Officer of the Navy Deb Butterworth (author), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer), LSIS James McDougall (author)
File image: Members of HMAS Success ship's company spell out Merry Christmas during carols on deployment, December 2014.
As 2019 draws to a close, here’s a message from Navy’s most senior sailor, Warrant Officer of the Navy Deb Butterworth.