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Chief of Navy inspects future leaders

Published on by LCDR Helen Walker (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, speaks to Midshipman Danica Latus while he inspects the guard during the passing out parade of New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 50 at HMAS Creswell.

This image has been digitally altered. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, speaks to Midshipman Danica Latus while he inspects the guard during the passing out parade of New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 50 at HMAS Creswell. This image has been digitally altered.

One hundred naval officers graduated this week from the Royal Australian Naval College HMAS Creswell, concluding 20 weeks’ initial training for the 77 men and 23 women. The graduating class was reviewed by the outgoing Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.

Penguin hosts White Ribbon Ambassadors event

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, RAN addresses attendees of the White Ribbon Ambassador event hosted at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, RAN addresses attendees of the White Ribbon Ambassador event hosted at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin.

White Ribbon Ambassadors from across Sydney gathered at HMAS Penguin last night for an ambassador networking event to discuss the progress of the White Ribbon campaign.

Petty Officer makes history at Paris ceremony

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), CPL Oliver Carter (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Guardsman Petty Officer Donald Blackley performs the role of flag bearer during the Eternal Flame ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris. (photo: CPL Oliver Carter)

Royal Australian Navy Guardsman Petty Officer Donald Blackley performs the role of flag bearer during the Eternal Flame ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.

A member of the Royal Australian Navy has actively participated in the Eternal Flame ceremony beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris for the first time in history, as part of the commemoration activities marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Boer War remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, salutes the Nowra Boer War Memorial after laying a wreath at the Boer War Day service at Rauch Park, Junction Street, Nowra. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, salutes the Nowra Boer War Memorial after laying a wreath at the Boer War Day service at Rauch Park, Junction Street, Nowra.

The construction of Nowra’s Boer War memorial was very much a community effort. In 1900, a committee was formed to raise funds for what was originally intended to mark just one aspect of the Boer War, “the brave defence of Mafeking by Colonel Baden-Powell.”

Penguin feels the burn to raise funds

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall (far left) and Warrant Officer John O'Brien (far right) with members of the Basic Clearance Diver Course 82 and Clearance Diving Officer Course 30 before they take on the Balmoral Burn and sprint up the infamously steep Awaba Street, Mosman. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall (far left) and Warrant Officer John O'Brien (far right) with members of the Basic Clearance Diver Course 82 and Clearance Diving Officer Course 30 before they take on the Balmoral Burn and sprint up the infamously steep Awaba Street, Mosman.

Eleven trainee divers from HMAS Penguin took part in the annual Balmoral Burn foot race in Sydney last Sunday.

Shipp charts her course to follow in grandfather’s footsteps

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Leading Seaman (LS) Aircrewman Noel Shipp's family lay a wreath in his remembrance at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
(From left) LS Shipp's widow, Gloria, granddaughter Eryn and son Darren. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Leading Seaman (LS) Aircrewman Noel Shipp's family lay a wreath in his remembrance at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (From left) LS Shipp's widow, Gloria, granddaughter Eryn and son Darren.

At the Australian War Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony on Saturday, the late Leading Seaman Aircrewman Noel Ervin Shipp was commemorated with his family and members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm in attendance. The occasion fell on the 45th anniversary of the sailor being killed in action in Vietnam.

Service marks 72 years since the loss of Kuttabul

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson, RAN salutes the HMAS Kuttabul memorial site after laying a wreath at a small ceremony on Garden Island Navy Base, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson, RAN salutes the HMAS Kuttabul memorial site after laying a wreath at a small ceremony on Garden Island Navy Base, Sydney.

Representatives from Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Britain, the Netherlands and Australia attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney, last week, to mark the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul (I).

HMAS Melbourne and USS Frank E Evans collision remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Jake Badior (author)

RADM Tony Horton, AO, RAN (Rtd) addresses attendees of the 45th Anniversary of the HMAS Melbourne (II) and USS Frank E Evans collision in a small ceremony held at Garden Island Chapel, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

RADM Tony Horton, AO, RAN (Rtd) addresses attendees of the 45th Anniversary of the HMAS Melbourne (II) and USS Frank E Evans collision in a small ceremony held at Garden Island Chapel, Sydney.

Forty-five years after the USS Frank E Evans collided with the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne (II) in the South China Sea, personnel who served on the night have reunited for a memorial service in Sydney.

New foundations built for Navy women’s rugby

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Able Seaman Danica Sinclair from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby team tries to break through the Royal Australian Air Force defence during the Australian Services Rugby Championships. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Danica Sinclair from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby team tries to break through the Royal Australian Air Force defence during the Australian Services Rugby Championships.

A new milestone was achieved at the Australian Services Rugby Championships (ASRC) last week when Navy fielded a full women’s fifteen for the first time in more than a decade.

Choules competes at Royal New Zealand Navy hockey tournament

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Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Egan skilfully passes an opponent during an Inter-Ship Hockey challenge between HMAS Choules and teams from the Royal New Zealand Navy and Airforce.  (photo: SBLT Noel Smith)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Egan skilfully passes an opponent during an Inter-Ship Hockey challenge between HMAS Choules and teams from the Royal New Zealand Navy and Airforce.

The annual Royal New Zealand Navy Inter-Ship Hockey Tournament was held on 28 May, at North Harbour Hockey Stadium, in Auckland, New Zealand. HMAS Choules was alongside Auckland for a port visit, so the ship’s company was invited to participate in the event.