Section: Events

HMAS Armidale (I) remembered in solemn ceremony

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Kellan Starkie sounds the reveille during a HMAS Armidale (I) 77th anniversary commemorative service held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, WA. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Able Seaman Musician Kellan Starkie sounds the reveille during a HMAS Armidale (I) 77th anniversary commemorative service held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, WA.

In a solemn ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, members of the Remembering HMAS Armidale Association came together to honour those lost when Japanese aircraft attacked and sunk the Bathurst class corvette off Betano Bay almost 80 years ago. 

Inaugural symposium paves way to a seaworthy future

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN delivers his opening address at the Defence Seaworthiness Conference held at Adams Hall, ADFA, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN delivers his opening address at the Defence Seaworthiness Conference held at Adams Hall, ADFA, Canberra.

Navy’s drive towards building a battle ready fleet took a major step forward in late November, with the inaugural Defence Seaworthiness Symposium held in Canberra.

Graduation underlines record-breaking year for Naval College

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

New Entry Officers’ Course 61 graduates march off the parade ground at HMAS Creswell on completion of their Graduation Parade. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

New Entry Officers’ Course 61 graduates march off the parade ground at HMAS Creswell on completion of their Graduation Parade.

Navy’s newest junior officers have graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell as part of New Entry Officers’ Course 61, rounding off a busy year with a record 297 new officers graduating in 2019.

NUSHIP sailors honour forebears gone but not forgotten

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Commanding Officer NUSHIP Sydney, Commander Edward Seymour, RAN, centre, and members of the ship's company attend the 78th anniversary commemorative service of HMAS Sydney II, Martin Place Cenotaph, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Commanding Officer NUSHIP Sydney, Commander Edward Seymour, RAN, centre, and members of the ship's company attend the 78th anniversary commemorative service of HMAS Sydney II, Martin Place Cenotaph, Sydney.

A new generation of RAN officers and sailors have commemorated their forebears who died when HMAS Sydney (II) was sunk 78 years ago - ship’s company of NUSHIP Sydney attended a commemorative service at the Martin Place Cenotaph.

Voyage of life

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author)

Commodore Katherine Richards was the guest of honour at the Westminster School speech day, where she assisted with the presentation of the school’s annual awards and prizes to the graduating Year 12 students. (photo: )

Commodore Katherine Richards was the guest of honour at the Westminster School speech day, where she assisted with the presentation of the school’s annual awards and prizes to the graduating Year 12 students.

Be bold, set your course and don’t be afraid to commit - that was the message to the graduation class of Westminster School from the Navy Headquarters Chief of Staff at their graduation ceremony on 21 November.

Canberra pays its respects at Last Post ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Members of HMAS Canberra's ship's company line the Pool of Reflection during the Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.  (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Members of HMAS Canberra's ship's company line the Pool of Reflection during the Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

An 80-member-strong delegation of HMAS Canberra’s ship’s company were among the guests at the Australian War Memorial’s Last Post ceremony on Friday.

War veteran joins Canberra ship’s company on Freedom of Entry march

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer), PTE Nicole Dorrett (photographer), LEUT Natalie Brennan (photographer)

Life-Ring Bearer, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kate Jennings leads the HMAS Canberra Freedom of Entry march through the City of Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Life-Ring Bearer, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kate Jennings leads the HMAS Canberra Freedom of Entry march through the City of Canberra.

Three-hundred-and-fifty members of the 400-strong ship’s company of HMAS Canberra (III) exercised its Freedom of Entry through the City of Canberra on Saturday.

HMAS Penguin runners go gate to gate for Keeping Watch

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

Runners starting the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Keeping Watch Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk at Mosman, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Runners starting the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Keeping Watch Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk at Mosman, Sydney.

A record 280 runners and power walkers turned out for the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Gate to Gate charity fun run on the shores of Middle Harbour in Sydney.

Training Force recognised for excellence in training

Published on by Mr Andrew Cox (author)

Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill. (photo: )

Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force received three finalist awards in the recent Australian Institute of Training and Development 2019 Excellence Awards, with three finalist awards serving as an outstanding endorsement of the quality work that Training Force produces.

Still time to make A-Positive change in Blood Challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Australian Red Cross Nursing Session Leader Jane Pitcher, left, assists Leading Seaman Medic Bronte Whiley during the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge at Dee Why Beach, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Australian Red Cross Nursing Session Leader Jane Pitcher, left, assists Leading Seaman Medic Bronte Whiley during the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge at Dee Why Beach, Sydney.

Navy members still have time to roll up their sleeves and give as part the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge. The challenge ends on 8 December with all eligible members strongly urged to take the time to donate whole blood or plasma.