Section: People

Ceremonial Sword continues service at HMAS Moreton

Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis with the Reverend Ian McGilvray, and the Reverend’s ceremonial sword. (photo: )

Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis with the Reverend Ian McGilvray, and the Reverend’s ceremonial sword.

When retired Royal Australian Navy Officer, and now the Reverend Ian McGilvray, decided to present his ceremonial sword back the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Moreton willingly accepted his generous offering.

Navy Indigenous Development Program Course 14 underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), LSCSO Breanna Jacobs-Rochford (photographer)

Recruit Trudy Salt learning how to traditionally hunt with the Kuku-Yilanji Clan, Far North Queensland. (photo: LSCSO Breanna Jacobs-Rochford)

Recruit Trudy Salt learning how to traditionally hunt with the Kuku-Yilanji Clan, Far North Queensland.

The Royal Australian Navy has welcomed their newest recruits for the second Navy Indigenous Development Program for 2020.

“Value our People” retirement ceremony initiative

Published on by MIDN Mairé Starkey (author)

Warrant Officer Mark Baker was honoured recently at his formal discharge ceremony. (photo: Unknown)

Warrant Officer Mark Baker was honoured recently at his formal discharge ceremony.

A Next Generation Navy initiative to appropriately recognise the service and sacrifice of all Navy personnel and their families has seen the recent approval of formal retirement and discharge ceremonies.

Sailor reaches important career milestone

Published on by LEUT Mollie Burns (author)

Petty Officer Boatswain Rowan Verheijen, who has recently completed 15 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: )

Petty Officer Boatswain Rowan Verheijen, who has recently completed 15 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

A career dedicated to service across the Patrol Boat community has recently been acknowledged in Cairns, with ADV Cape Inscription Starboard Crew celebrating PO Rowan Verheijen’s 15 years of service in the RAN.

Navy’s New Deputy Chief

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Emily McFarlane (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, hands over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, CSM, RAN, in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, hands over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, CSM, RAN, in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters, Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy officially welcomed Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, RAN, to the role of Deputy Chief of Navy and Head Navy People Training and Resources (HNPTAR) in a small ceremony in Canberra today.

Selfless act - a sign of brotherly love

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

Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French with his older brother Tom at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French with his older brother Tom at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

For a long time, Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French and knew that his brother Thomas would one day require a kidney transplant, he just didn’t know when that day would come.

Sailor son-in-law sends thanks

Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author), CPL Tristan Kennedy (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Daniel Williams, at the Australian Defence Force’s main operating base in the Middle East. (photo: CPL Tristan Kennedy)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Daniel Williams, at the Australian Defence Force’s main operating base in the Middle East.

Sydney-raised sailor Leading Seaman Maritime Personnel - Operations Daniel Williams, deployed to the Middle East on the Australian Defence Force’s Operation ACCORDION, says his father-in-law Allan Williams in Australia will be in his thoughts this Father’s Day.

Running goal keeps sailor motivated

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Ryan Tascas (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard prepares to run on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: POIS Tom Gibson)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard prepares to run on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

Being deployed at sea during COVID-19 restrictions has seen one sailor set himself some unique fitness goals - Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard hasn’t let the pandemic restrictions nor a sea deployment control his physical fitness level.

Service in gratitude of nation

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jandre Van Der Walt, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Katie Nattrass Russo onboard HMAS Ballarat. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jandre Van Der Walt, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Katie Nattrass Russo onboard HMAS Ballarat.

Able Seamen Jandre Van Der Walt and Katie Nattrass Russo are proudly serving in HMAS Ballarat as a way to give back and thank the country that welcomed them in their youth.

Embracing STEM in education leads to diverse career

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Marine Technician Candice O’Keefe on the wharf at HMAS Moreton in Brisbane. (photo: SBLT Nanvy Cotton)

Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Marine Technician Candice O’Keefe on the wharf at HMAS Moreton in Brisbane.

As we recognise National Science Week across Australia, the Royal Australian Navy, with its diverse roles, stands out in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) space.