Topic: Training

New officers bound for the mainland

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Appointees take the oath with Commander Porter aboard the brigantine Windeward Bound in Hobart, Tasmania.                                 (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Appointees take the oath with Commander Porter aboard the brigantine Windeward Bound in Hobart, Tasmania.

Three young Tasmanians were appointed as New Entry Officers for the Royal Australian Navy in a ceremony aboard the brigantine Windeward Bound earlier this week.

New recruits find their feet

Published on by LEUT Melissa Cowling (author), ABML-C Daniel Hancock (photographer)

The first group of recruits for Shipp Division arrive at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus.  (photo: ABML-C Daniel Hancock)

The first group of recruits for Shipp Division arrive at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus.

On the 3 February, 90 brand new recruits joined the Navy. They arrived at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, at HMAS Cerberus, from Darwin, Hobart, Sydney, Perth and everywhere in between to begin an 11-week journey to become sailors.

Like father, like daughter - newest Navy recruit follows in her dad’s footsteps

Published on by Ms Melinda McMullen (author)

Jessica McGannon receives her Royal Australian Navy appointment certificate from her father, Commander John McGannon at the Australian Hydrographic Office in Wollongong. 

 (photo: Unknown)

Jessica McGannon receives her Royal Australian Navy appointment certificate from her father, Commander John McGannon at the Australian Hydrographic Office in Wollongong.

In a first for Wollongong Defence Force Recruiting, new Midshipman Jessica McGannon was officially sworn into the Royal Australian Navy by her father, Commander John McGannon, in an enlistment ceremony held at the Australian Hydrographic Office earlier this week.

Darwin family fills Navy ranks

Published on by Mr Darryl Johnston (author and photographer)

L-R: Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth; ADFA appointee Matthew Phelps; and Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin. (photo: Darryl Johnston )

L-R: Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth; ADFA appointee Matthew Phelps; and Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin.

Matthew Phelps is following in the footsteps of his older brother and sister and has joined the ranks of the Royal Australian Navy.

50th officer intake charts new course

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN; David Waller, Rob Waller, and the Commanding Officer of HMAS Creswell Captain Steven Hussey, RAN, with the life ring of Waller Division. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN; David Waller, Rob Waller, and the Commanding Officer of HMAS Creswell Captain Steven Hussey, RAN, with the life ring of Waller Division.

The 50th New Entry Officers’ Course commenced on 3 February with a significant change in tradition - new names for the Divisions to which the officer trainees belong for the duration of their training.

Resurgent in Mission Readiness

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Boarding party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Boarding party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

HMAS Darwin successfully achieved Mission Readiness following a recent evaluation ahead of the scheduled deployment for Operation SLIPPER.

Emotional reunion 50 years on

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

The 1963 Royal Australian Naval College Graduating Class with the names of the eight Midshipmen who lost their lives within a year of graduation annotated. (photo: Unknown)

The 1963 Royal Australian Naval College Graduating Class with the names of the eight Midshipmen who lost their lives within a year of graduation annotated.

The Royal Australian Naval College ‘Class of 1963’ returned to HMAS Creswell recently to remember shipmates who were lost in two separate naval tragedies.

NUSHIP Canberra’s boarding team achieves key milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author and photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra’s boarding team approaches the DMS training vessel for a scenario based boarding exercise. (photo: LEUT Emily Kennedy)

NUSHIP Canberra’s boarding team approaches the DMS training vessel for a scenario based boarding exercise.

Twenty NUSHIP Canberra personnel recently undertook the initial boarding party course at HMAS Cerberus, satisfying yet another training requirement in preparation for Canberra’s delivery to Navy in 2014.

LHD replica on show for naming ceremony

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and Mrs Cath Beazley officially unveil the name of the scaled version of Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock as Director of Port Ash Australia, Captain Cliff Beazley, watches on at Port Ash, north of Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and Mrs Cath Beazley officially unveil the name of the scaled version of Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock as Director of Port Ash Australia, Captain Cliff Beazley, watches on at Port Ash, north of Newcastle.

The scaled versions of Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock and Landing Ship Dock used for ship handling training at the Port Ash Ship Handling Facility near Newcastle have been officially named in an informal ceremony.

Navy signs on with the Australian Maritime College

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), Image courtesy of AMC (photographer)

Australian Maritime College. (photo: Image courtesy of AMC)

Australian Maritime College.

A Training Working Group has been formed between the Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force Headquarters and the University of Tasmania - Australian Maritime College.