Topic: Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP)

'Aye' on Indigenous development

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rob Valler (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Director General Capability Work Stream Commodore Robert Morrison, CSC, RAN, presents graduation certificates to the graduates of the third Navy Defence Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Director General Capability Work Stream Commodore Robert Morrison, CSC, RAN, presents graduation certificates to the graduates of the third Navy Defence Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns.

Fifteen more Recruits from Navy's Defence Indigenous Development Program graduated on 9 July.

Defence Indigenous youth graduate in Cairns

Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

The graduating class of the Navy's Defence Indigenous Development Program 02/2014 throw their hats in the air in celebration upon completion of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cairns. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The graduating class of the Navy's Defence Indigenous Development Program 02/2014 throw their hats in the air in celebration upon completion of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cairns.

All twenty recruits who participated in the second iteration of Navy’s Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) graduated in a ceremony held in HMAS Cairns on 18 December.

Navy's newest recruits in the Defence Indigenous Development Program wear their uniform with pride

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Anne Mena (author)

Navy Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program - Navy march into position for Remembrance Day service at the Afghanistan Avenue of Honour. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program - Navy march into position for Remembrance Day service at the Afghanistan Avenue of Honour.

Navy Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program have again been proud ambassadors for Navy, this time at the inaugural Remembrance Day service in the Yungaburra’s Afghanistan Avenue of Honour.

Defence Indigenous Development Program visits HMAS Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chris Davidson (author), LSCIS Lachlan Tye (photographer)

A group of 27 recruits and three staff from the Defence Indigenous Development Program observe the 76mm gun during their tour of HMAS Darwin, alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: LSCIS Lachlan Tye)

A group of 27 recruits and three staff from the Defence Indigenous Development Program observe the 76mm gun during their tour of HMAS Darwin, alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.

A group of 27 recruits and three staff from the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) visited HMAS Darwin on September 4.

Twenty three Indigenous Australians graduate from the first Navy-run Defence Indigenous Development Program

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

The graduates of the first Navy-led Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony, held at HMAS Cairns, Qld. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The graduates of the first Navy-led Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony, held at HMAS Cairns, Qld.

Twenty three young men and women Navy recruits graduated from the Defence Indigenous Development Program North Queensland at a ceremony held at HMAS Cairns earlier this week.

Navy a natural choice for North Queensland sailor

Published on by LCDR Tracey Bellerby (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lawrence Sabadi. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lawrence Sabadi.

Growing up in Cairns, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lawrence Sabadi’s decision to join the Royal Australian Navy was heavily influenced by family members already serving with the Australian Defence Force.

HMAS Watson hosts Indigenous recruits

Published on by ASLT Sean May (author), SMN Elizabeth Nguyen (photographer)

Members of HMAS Watson with participants of the Defence Indigenous Development Program at South Head, Sydney.  (photo: SMN Elizabeth Nguyen)

Members of HMAS Watson with participants of the Defence Indigenous Development Program at South Head, Sydney.

In April, a group of 23 Indigenous recruits from some of the most remote northern parts of Australia visited HMAS Watson as a part of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP).

Indigenous sailors spearhead Tall Ships

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour sails into Sydney Harbour with the fleet of Tall Ships as part of the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour sails into Sydney Harbour with the fleet of Tall Ships as part of the International Fleet Review 2013.

The Tall Ships Entry into Sydney Harbour on 3 October which kicked off the International Fleet Review had a distinctly Navy flavour.

Navy’s first Indigenous performance group prepares for Sydney Opera House debut

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's Indigenous Performance Group, made up of full-time serving members proudly display their heritage at Sailor's Beach, HMAS Creswell.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

The Royal Australian Navy's Indigenous Performance Group, made up of full-time serving members proudly display their heritage at Sailor's Beach, HMAS Creswell.

The Royal Australian Navy's new Indigenous Performance Group is preparing to make its debut at the International Fleet Review.

Strong Navy voice at Indigenous conference

Published on by Mr Michael Rowe (author), LCDR Ian Lumsden (photographer)

Indigenous sailors gather together at HMAS Harman for the 2013 DATSIN Annual Conference, (L-R) AB Lateika Smith, PO Sam Shepard, LS Daniel Cunningham, LS Erol Williams, CPO Ray Rosendale, PO Glen Hall, CPO Jerry Savage, and CMDR Chris Curtis. (photo: Ian Lumsden)

Indigenous sailors gather together at HMAS Harman for the 2013 DATSIN Annual Conference, (L-R) AB Lateika Smith, PO Sam Shepard, LS Daniel Cunningham, LS Erol Williams, CPO Ray Rosendale, PO Glen Hall, CPO Jerry Savage, and CMDR Chris Curtis.

Over 100 Defence members from around Australia attended the annual Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) conference at HMAS Harman on 19-21 August.