Petty Officer Claire Goward from HMAS Dechaineux during her ascent of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia - a submariner’s view of what lay beneath. (photo: Unknown)
Petty Officer Claire Goward from HMAS Dechaineux during her ascent of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia - a submariner’s view of what lay beneath.

A submariner’s view from above

During HMAS 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.


  • Reserve Medical Officer Lieutenant Andrew Southcott, a civilian general practitioner from the 9th Combat Service Support Battalion, is deployed to Kangaroo Island, SA, in support of Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: CPL Tristan Kennedy)

    Navy doctor deploys to support Kangaroo Island

    South Australian local, Navy Reserve Medical Officer Lieutenant Andrew Southcott, didn’t hesitate to answer the call to provide medical support to the people of Kangaroo Island when the call went out.


  • Leading Seaman Medic (Underwater) Kiah Chapple prepares medical equipment in the flight deck triage onboard HMAS Adelaide during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

    Navy Medic’s local link to bushfire communities

    For some members of HMAS Adelaide’s ship’s company, being part of the ADF’s bushfire relief operation has been more meaningful because of their personal connections with the communities affected by the fires.


  • Ships company of one of the Royal Australian Navy's newest assets, NUSHIP Supply (II), gather in the gymnasium of HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney to receive their ship ball cap and patches. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

    Supply crew enthusiastic for service

    The crew of NUSHIP Supply has donned ship’s caps and badges for the first time as they gathered to hear their Commanding Officer’s vision for the ship and its tasks ahead. 




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Navy One, the Royal Australian Navy's entry in the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, during the recent Bird Island Race in Sydney. (photo: CYCA/Hamish Hardy)

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Navy cricketers share diversity and inclusion message

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