Topic: Keeping Watch
The Royal Australian Navy Band’s Melbourne Jazz Group performs at the Cumberland View Retirement Village in Victoria. (This activity took place before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place).
Following the experience of a lively monthly ‘Soundwaves’ concert at HMAS
Cerberus last year, Mr Patrick Morel was most impressed, and soon after requested a concert at the Cumberland View Retirement Village for himself and his fellow residents.
Members of the Beachvale Sub-Section of the Naval Association of Australia, who donated $10,000 to Navy’s Keeping Watch charity. (This activity took place before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place).
The Beachvale Sub-Section of the Naval Association of Australia, located in South Australia, are proud of their motto “Once Navy - Always Navy - binding us all together.”
Able Seaman Cooper Blackwood and his partner, Able Seaman Sarah Horn, in Brisbane after Cooper's holiday accident in Bali.
Enjoying a break from their ship by the pool of a resort, a well-earned holiday in Bali turned tragic for a young Navy couple when water-lover Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cooper Blackwood dived into the resort pool to cool down.
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.
September 22, 2019 by LSIS Kayla Jackson (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)
Participants of the ‘Tour the T’ begin the race at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.
More than 200 Navy personnel and Shoalhaven community members have taken to ‘treading the tarmac’ in HMAS
Albatross’ 10th annual ‘Tour the T’ to raise more than $1000 for the perpetual charitable fund, Keeping Watch.
Navy’s welfare fund Keeping Watch has unveiled a new logo, designed to better represent the RAN workforce and to draw attention to a worthy cause.
L-R: Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight, AM; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN; Chief Executive Office Navy Health, Ron Wilson; Chairman Navy Health, Commodore Syd Lemon, Ret'd; Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN; and Commander Christina Ween, RAN; with the $15,000 cheque presented to Keeping Watch from Navy Health, during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.
Royal Australian Navy members in need have been given a boost with a donation of $15,000 to the Keeping Watch Navy benevolent fund.
Commander Christina Ween and Defence Bank’s Russell Branch Manager, Annie Chowdhry count the money collected from the International Women’s Day Barbeque held at Russell Offices, Canberra.
Members serving at Navy Headquarters have dug deep for a worthy cause, raising more than $1,000 for the sailor support charity
Trustees with the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund formally endorse annual Christmas loans to Navy members at their end of year board meeting in Canberra. From left: Mr Lakesh Sundar; CMDR Christina Ween; LS Joanne Andrews; RADM Brett Wolski, AM; LCDR Susan Harris; CAPT Peter Dowton, CSC; WO Karen Sellars; and LEUT Luke Reynoldson.
Christmas has come early for hundreds of RAN members, who are struggling to make ends meet this festive season.
Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies.
Despite a number of personal and professional challenges, Commander Ian Davies persevered and recently achieved the prestigious milestone of 40 years Navy service.