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Providing maritime support in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ Bradley Richardson (author)

Commander Michael O'Driscoll, Commander Combined Task Force 53 (CTF53), left, and Captain Michael Manfield, RAN, Commander Maritime Task Group - Middle East Region present each other with gifts to acknowledge the efforts of CTF53 and HMAS Toowoomba in the Middle East region. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Commander Michael O'Driscoll, Commander Combined Task Force 53 (CTF53), left, and Captain Michael Manfield, RAN, Commander Maritime Task Group - Middle East Region present each other with gifts to acknowledge the efforts of CTF53 and HMAS Toowoomba in the Middle East region.

Supporting the coalition maritime effort in the Middle East is a small team of nearly 20 Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Defence civilians, embedded across three multi-national operational forces based at the naval support activity, Bahrain.

45 years of service and 13 years at sea, but not done yet

Published on by MIDN Jack Meadows (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AO, RAN, presents Commander Michael Moore with his second Federation Star as Commander Moore retires from the permanent Royal Australian Navy after 45 years of service. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AO, RAN, presents Commander Michael Moore with his second Federation Star as Commander Moore retires from the permanent Royal Australian Navy after 45 years of service.

Friday 17 July marked the last day of Commander Michael Moore’s 45 year-long career in the permanent Royal Australian Navy.

Father and son, achieving the family dream

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Recruit Paul Inglis stands proudly with his son Seaman James Inglis on completion of his graduation ceremony from General Entry 381 Rogers Division held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Recruit Paul Inglis stands proudly with his son Seaman James Inglis on completion of his graduation ceremony from General Entry 381 Rogers Division held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Many sons and daughters follow in the footsteps of their parents, particularly those with long, proud family military histories. In the case of the Inglis family from Woree in Queensland, dad has chosen to follow his son’s journey into the Royal Australian Navy.

Rear Admiral Andrew Robertson remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author)

Rear Admiral Andrew Robertson, May 1980. (photo: )

Rear Admiral Andrew Robertson, May 1980.

Rear Admiral Andrew John Robertson, AO DSC RAN - Navy’s most accomplished Gunnery Officer - has died at age 95 in north west New South Wales.

The last-survivor tames the ‘Twerp’

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author)

Left: HMAS Wyatt Earp in Antarctic waters off Young Island, March 1948. Right: Able Seaman Norman Tame, member of HMAS Wyatt Earp's voyage to Antarctica in 1947-48. (photo: )

Left: HMAS Wyatt Earp in Antarctic waters off Young Island, March 1948. Right: Able Seaman Norman Tame, member of HMAS Wyatt Earp's voyage to Antarctica in 1947-48.

Faced with a scarcity of jobs, former water-tank builder Norman Tame followed his mates and joined the Royal Australian Navy almost 80 years ago.

Trip of a lifetime for second-year Marine Engineer

Published on by CMDR Simon Patching (author)

Marine Engineering Officer Sub Lieutenant Phil Margot during his Jeanne d’Arc training deployment exchange posting with the French Navy. (photo: )

Marine Engineering Officer Sub Lieutenant Phil Margot during his Jeanne d’Arc training deployment exchange posting with the French Navy.

By direct-entry Marine Engineering Officer Sub Lieutenant Phil Margot has been on a training exchange with the French Navy since January, as part of the Jeanne d’Arc training deployment.

Changeover switches caps for new challenges

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Gordon Carr-Gregg (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commander of the Defence COVID-19 taskforce, Lieutenant General John Frewen, DSC, AM, promotes Leading Seaman Maritime Personnel Operator Morgan Foster to the rank of Midshipman at a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Commander of the Defence COVID-19 taskforce, Lieutenant General John Frewen, DSC, AM, promotes Leading Seaman Maritime Personnel Operator Morgan Foster to the rank of Midshipman at a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

Senior Navy, Army and Air Force officers and sailors gathered at Russell Offices in Canberra this week to acknowledge the promotion of Leading Seaman Morgan Foster to Midshipman, marking a new milestone in her career.

Navy Commander back where it all began

Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), WOIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis, poses with the life ring of his former Australian Navy Cadet unit, Training Ship Gayundah. (photo: WOIS Shane Cameron)

Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis, poses with the life ring of his former Australian Navy Cadet unit, Training Ship Gayundah.

When Queensland kid Gerald Savvakis joined the Australian Navy Cadets, he never imagined he would one day return to where it all began as a fully-fledged Navy Commander.

Farewell to Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall - Australia’s most senior submariner

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author)

Australia’s most senior submariner and former Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall, AC, RAN. (photo: )

Australia’s most senior submariner and former Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall, AC, RAN.

Australia’s most senior submariner and former Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall, has died at age 82 in Tasmania.

Defence work experience inspires student to fulfil Navy dream

Published on by Kellee Rollston-Francis (author)

Midshipman Kane Kasemchainan will join the Australian Defence Force Academy in 2021 to study a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. (photo: )

Midshipman Kane Kasemchainan will join the Australian Defence Force Academy in 2021 to study a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering.

Former Patrician Brothers’ College student Kane Kasemchainan’s journey to the Royal Australian Navy started with a placement in the Defence Work Experience Program.