“Wanting to be challenged and seeking adventure” were the main reasons a young woman from Lilydale, Victoria decided to join RAN back in 1989. Roll forward 30 years, and Warrant Officer of the Navy Deb Butterworth has assumed the role as Navy’s most senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of Navy.
Friday 14 November 2019 marked a special day for the 150 students of the Indonesian Navy’s Command and Staff Course, and in particular it marked the end of a two-year journey for Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, the Australian student on the course.
The chance to pursue a graduate research project outside of his busy daily engineering life has opened up new opportunities for a driven Navy officer, Capability Realisation Engineer, Lieutenant James Keane.
A sailor’s efforts to be the driving force behind an innovative adaptation to ship lighting systems has recently been recognised by the Centre of Innovation at Fleet Base East.
HMAS Moreton hosted a memorial service for the 75th anniversary of the passing of WRAN Assistant Writer Margaret Hall, the only member of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service to die on active service during the Second World War.
Twenty-three of Navy’s newest recruits have reflected on their experiences of their New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) and sought to understand how it compares with their forebears of 1914.
For one medic in HMAS Stuart, visiting a particular port during the East Asia Deployment was a dream come true. Able Seaman Medic Mary Dibley was born in a mountain town in Cebu, and moved to Australia when she was nine years old.
Four Scottish clans faced off last week, roaring their battle cries into the hills as points were scored, triumphs attained and new relationships forged during HMAS Stuart’s inaugural Clash of the Clans sports day in Guam.
Able Seaman Aviation Avionics Technician Jayne Lawson couldn’t have asked for a more personal first overseas deployment: this week her ship, HMAS Stuart, sailed into Cebu, her mother’s home city.
A desire to get technical trade qualifications has led to high-powered navy careers for Leading Seaman Marine Technicians Joshua Finnigan and Grant Cooney.