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Royal Thai Navy officer marks career milestone on board Choules

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Patrick Stafford (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Midshipman Theeratiphong Pannil of the Royal Thai Navy is presented with a certificate of promotion to the rank of Sub Lieutenant by Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan RAN, CSM at a ceremony held aboard HMAS Choules, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Midshipman Theeratiphong Pannil of the Royal Thai Navy is presented with a certificate of promotion to the rank of Sub Lieutenant by Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan RAN, CSM at a ceremony held aboard HMAS Choules, Garden Island, Sydney.

Royal Thai Navy Officer Theeratiphong Pannil has marked a significant milestone in his Naval career with promotion to the rank of Sub Lieutenant while on an exchange program with the Royal Australian Navy.

Island running tracks offer something for everyone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Physical Training Instructor, Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Gregory Smith kneeling on the new running track at the HMAS Stirling Sports Oval. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Physical Training Instructor, Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Gregory Smith kneeling on the new running track at the HMAS Stirling Sports Oval.

HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West personnel may have noticed a number of unusual marker posts with various coloured geometric shapes popping up around Garden Island recently and wondered just what they are.

Chief of Navy announces names of new offshore patrol vessels

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), Russell Millard (photographer)

Evyenia Kontakos, left, 4th year apprentice welder and boilermaker from the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC); and Commodore Steve Tiffen, CSM, RAN, Director General, Naval Construction Branch, hammer wedges to secure the Chief of Navy's ceremonial coin into place during the keel laying ceremony of OPV 2, NUSHIP Eyre. (photo: Russell Millard)

Evyenia Kontakos, left, 4th year apprentice welder and boilermaker from the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC); and Commodore Steve Tiffen, CSM, RAN, Director General, Naval Construction Branch, hammer wedges to secure the Chief of Navy's ceremonial coin into place during the keel laying ceremony of OPV 2, NUSHIP Eyre.

During the ceremonial keel laying for the second Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, announced the names of the next five vessels.

Remembering the first Vampire

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

V Class Destroyer HMAS Vampire (I). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photo: )

V Class Destroyer HMAS Vampire (I). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive.

Having only served little more than two years at war, HMAS Vampire (I) - a V Class Destroyer in the Royal Australian Navy - had already earned five Battle Honours: Calabria 1940, Libya 1940-41, Greece 1941, Crete 1941 and Indian Ocean 1941-42.

Adelaide departs Sydney to maintain Navy preparedness

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy 816 Squadron's MH-60 Romeo helicopter 'Cobra 15' prepares to land onboard HMAS Adelaide as she departs Sydney for First of Class Flight Trials. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Royal Australian Navy 816 Squadron's MH-60 Romeo helicopter 'Cobra 15' prepares to land onboard HMAS Adelaide as she departs Sydney for First of Class Flight Trials.

HMAS Adelaide has left its home port in Sydney to conduct First of Class Flight Trials for the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ helicopters off the coast of Queensland.

Navy steps up to give blood

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Lieutenant Natasha Callan donates blood at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre at Town Hall, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Lieutenant Natasha Callan donates blood at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre at Town Hall, Sydney.

Navy’s commitment to the community has been highlighted yet again with a group of Royal Australian Navy personnel answering a new call for blood donors.

Melville turns a ship’s tour into an opportunity to build Navy’s workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Simon Brown (author and photographer)

HMAS Melville proceeding to sea. (photo: )

HMAS Melville proceeding to sea.

A ship’s tour of HMAS Melville recently turned into a sea training deployment opportunity for six gap year sailors from Cairns and Darwin, resulting in some signing up for a Navy career.

Recognition for a job well done

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN presented Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Scott Anderson with a Fleet Commander's Silver Commendation during his visit to 808 Squadron. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN presented Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Scott Anderson with a Fleet Commander's Silver Commendation during his visit to 808 Squadron.

Personnel at HMAS Albatross have been recognised for a range of achievements, with awards and medals presented by Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, during a recent visit.

Navy introduces new way to manage its most valuable asset: its people

Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Maritime Human Resource Officers Lieutenant Brendon Davies, seated, and Lieutenant Kristy Hoffman in the ship's office onboard HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Maritime Human Resource Officers Lieutenant Brendon Davies, seated, and Lieutenant Kristy Hoffman in the ship's office onboard HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020.

March 5, 2020 was a significant date in the Royal Australian Navy’s calendar as it heralded the official launch of the Navy’s Maritime Human Resource Officer category, designed to bridge the gaps identified by the Personnel Efficiency Review, enabling Navy to better manage its people. 

Nightmare delivers the goods in the Southern Arabian Gulf

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dean Williams (author), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's embarked MH-60R helicopter is secured on the flight deck after delivering priority stores and mail during a patrol in the Southern Arabian Gulf. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

HMAS Toowoomba's embarked MH-60R helicopter is secured on the flight deck after delivering priority stores and mail during a patrol in the Southern Arabian Gulf.

HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked MH-60R helicopter ‘Nightmare’ was critical in conducting ship-to-shore movement recently in the Southern Arabian Gulf - in the wake of COVID-19 quarantine measures, this resupply was slightly different.