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Too many stories to tell on Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), Unknown photographer. Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

30 June 1995 edition of Navy News, featuring visit to Russia by HMAS Sydney. (photo: Z77)

30 June 1995 edition of Navy News, featuring visit to Russia by HMAS Sydney.

As the Royal Australian Navy prepares to decommission HMAS Sydney this week, some of her ship's company reflect on their service in the frigate.

High Altitude Combat for Navy Officer

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, presents Lieutenant Peter Hassall with his certificate of completion for Mission Commander on the E-7A Wedgetail, becoming the first Navy officer to do so. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, presents Lieutenant Peter Hassall with his certificate of completion for Mission Commander on the E-7A Wedgetail, becoming the first Navy officer to do so.

Combat Systems Operator to Combat Systems Manager is normally the pinnacle of career progression for ops crew, but Lieutenant Peter Hassall, who commissioned four years ago, took things one step further and is now an E-7A Wedgetail Mission Commander.

Seizing the mo-ment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The handover of funds raised by the Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) at Both Watches Cafe of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

From the left: Petty Officer Mark Woodhouse; Private Jessica McCormack;
Sue Guiney (Navy Canteens); Henry Burns (IPRC Winner of the Moustache Challenge); Sergeant Ben Vickery and; Kym Kepple. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The handover of funds raised by the Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) at Both Watches Cafe of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. From the left: Petty Officer Mark Woodhouse; Private Jessica McCormack; Sue Guiney (Navy Canteens); Henry Burns (IPRC Winner of the Moustache Challenge); Sergeant Ben Vickery and; Kym Kepple.

It seems the six-week Indigenous Pre-Recruitment Course at HMAS Cerberus is more than a great place for young Indigenous Australians to grow confidence about future Defence careers. The course also appears to be a great place to grow moustaches.

Cerberus marches with the community for White Ribbon Movement

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Members of the male community of Hastings take the 'Oath' during the the White Ribbon Day march through High Street of Hastings, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Members of the male community of Hastings take the 'Oath' during the the White Ribbon Day march through High Street of Hastings, Victoria.

At HMAS Cerberus, sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen took to the streets of Hastings to march alongside Police, Fire Fighters, SES, Ambulance, community groups and primary school students, to show their support for White Ribbon Day.

White Ribbon support year round

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AUSCDT ONE conducted a series of events dedicated to the White Ribbon cause.  Activities so far have included a winter ball, a series of BBQ Breakfasts and most recently, a shooting competition at the ADF’s Weapons Tactical Training Simulator.  (photo: Unknown)

AUSCDT ONE conducted a series of events dedicated to the White Ribbon cause. Activities so far have included a winter ball, a series of BBQ Breakfasts and most recently, a shooting competition at the ADF’s Weapons Tactical Training Simulator.

Royal Australian Navy divers have completed a successful White Ribbon campaign, raising funds and awareness through a series of events to help victims of domestic violence.

Cairns says no to domestic violence

Published on by LEUT Andrew Gabbott (author), POHSM Jade Germein (photographer), LSMT Jenna Harvey (photographer)

On White Ribbon Day 2015, LCDR Adam Muckalt leads male members of the HMAS Cairns community in reading the oath and committing to stand against Men's violence against Women. (photo: Unknown)

On White Ribbon Day 2015, LCDR Adam Muckalt leads male members of the HMAS Cairns community in reading the oath and committing to stand against Men's violence against Women.

HMAS Cairns collectively said no to Men's violence against Women on Wednesday, with 73 male members of the HMAS Cairns community lining up three-ranks-deep to take an oath in support of National White Ribbon Day.

Sydney Navy members 'stand up and speak out' for White Ribbon

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Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gaul, makes a donation in support of White Ribbon Day 2015 before the annual HMAS Penguin Gate to Gate Fun Run.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gaul, makes a donation in support of White Ribbon Day 2015 before the annual HMAS Penguin Gate to Gate Fun Run.

Sailors and officers across Sydney have joined forces to send a clear message to that violence against women is never acceptable.

ADFA recognised for its commitment to cultural change

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Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, Vice Chief of the Defence Force, speaks at the Australian Defence Force Academy's White Ribbon Day event. (photo: Michael Jackson-Rand   )

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, Vice Chief of the Defence Force, speaks at the Australian Defence Force Academy's White Ribbon Day event.

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) officially received its White Ribbon workplace accreditation during a ceremony in Canberra yesterday.

Riding the reef for Beyond Blue

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Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Brian Semple gets some kilometres up for the Sirius 'Ride the Reef' charity fundraising event for Beyond Blue. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Brian Semple gets some kilometres up for the Sirius 'Ride the Reef' charity fundraising event for Beyond Blue.

As HMAS Sirius was about to commence transiting through the Great Barrier Reef on return from a successful South East Asian deployment, Lieutenant Commander Neil Krauklis was limbering up on the bridge wing waiting for the starter's whistle to begin pedalling for the charity fundraising event 'Ride the Reef for Beyond Blue'.

White Ribbon leader in the Top End

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From left, Able Seaman Mathew Skelton, Able Seaman Matthew Gelding, Able Seaman Daniel Leschke and Able Seaman Tiernan Chappell of HMAS Childers show their support in Australia's campaign to stop violence against women at HMAS Coonawarra.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

From left, Able Seaman Mathew Skelton, Able Seaman Matthew Gelding, Able Seaman Daniel Leschke and Able Seaman Tiernan Chappell of HMAS Childers show their support in Australia's campaign to stop violence against women at HMAS Coonawarra.

The Royal Australian Navy's commitment to the White Ribbon campaign has taken a major step forward, with Navy being granted partner status in the Northern Territory.