Section: People

WRANS Writer remembers twin brother, lost in 1945

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Merle Hare pauses for reflection after laying a wreath for her twin brother, Sergeant Donald Kelway Storrie, presumed killed in action 75 years ago, during the Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Merle Hare pauses for reflection after laying a wreath for her twin brother, Sergeant Donald Kelway Storrie, presumed killed in action 75 years ago, during the Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Merle Hare has marked her 100th birthday by attending a Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial held in honour of her twin brother, presumed killed in action, 75 years ago.

Technical sailors rev up with Tickford Racing

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author)

Navy’s newest Tickford Racing Industry Outplacement Program technical sailors, from left, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Joshua Wakefield; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Phillip Cowan; and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Colin Wilson. (photo: )

Navy’s newest Tickford Racing Industry Outplacement Program technical sailors, from left, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Joshua Wakefield; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Phillip Cowan; and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Colin Wilson.

Three Royal Australian Navy technical sailors have arrived at the headquarters of Tickford Racing for the ninth rotation of the highly successful Navy Industry Outplacement Program. 

A submariner’s view from above

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author)

Petty Officer Claire Goward from HMAS Dechaineux during her ascent of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia - a submariner’s view of what lay beneath. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Claire Goward from HMAS Dechaineux during her ascent of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia - a submariner’s view of what lay beneath.

During HMAS Dechaineux’s recent port visit to Kota Kinabalu, Petty Officer Claire Goward finally managed to tick off a bucket list item by conquering the climb of Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia’s highest peak.

Eighteen recruits graduate from Navy Indigenous Development Program

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

December 2019 graduates of the Navy Indigenous Development Program. (photo: )

December 2019 graduates of the Navy Indigenous Development Program.

Eighteen recruits graduated from Navy’s Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns in December, and friends, family and senior officers were there to congratulate them on their accomplishments.

Husband and wife make patrol boat history

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Mr Glenn Campbell (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont, in the Coonawarra Basin at the Navy's patrol boat base, HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: Glenn Campbell)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont, in the Coonawarra Basin at the Navy's patrol boat base, HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

A married couple in Darwin has become the first husband and wife in Royal Australian Navy history to command patrol boats at the same time.

Christmas message from the Navy’s Principal Chaplain

Published on by PCHA Collin Acton (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

File image: Stained glass window in the Royal Australian Navy Chapel, HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: )

File image: Stained glass window in the Royal Australian Navy Chapel, HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

Christmas is almost upon us. Whether religious or not, we can all agree that this is time, in our otherwise busy year, to take stock of what’s important for our wellbeing.

Christmas message from the Warrant Officer of the Navy

Published on by Warrant Officer of the Navy Deb Butterworth (author), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer), LSIS James McDougall (author)

File image: Members of HMAS Success ship's company spell out Merry Christmas during carols on deployment, December 2014. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

File image: Members of HMAS Success ship's company spell out Merry Christmas during carols on deployment, December 2014.

As 2019 draws to a close, here’s a message from Navy’s most senior sailor, Warrant Officer of the Navy Deb Butterworth.

Merry Christmas from the Chief of Navy

Published on by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mike Noonan (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

File image: General Entry 367 Emms Division conduct an eyes right to the reviewing officer, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, during their graduation ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria, December 2018. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

File image: General Entry 367 Emms Division conduct an eyes right to the reviewing officer, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, during their graduation ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria, December 2018.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mike Noonan wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Christmas break, and looks forward to seeing you back on deck in 2020.

Reflections on Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race rescue - 21 years on

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

L-R: Warrant Officer Brian ‘Shane Pashley’; John ‘Steamer’ Stanley; Commander Richard Neville; Steve Hamilton former Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle; and Director and CEO of the Maritime Museum Kevin Sumption. (photo: )

L-R: Warrant Officer Brian ‘Shane Pashley’; John ‘Steamer’ Stanley; Commander Richard Neville; Steve Hamilton former Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle; and Director and CEO of the Maritime Museum Kevin Sumption.

Twenty-one years after they plucked yachtsmen to safety during the tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, two Navy aviators reconnected with one of the sailors they saved at the opening of a new exhibition.

The beat goes on with new Director of Navy Music

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSMUSN Jonathan Rendell (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (author)

Lieutenant Commander Steven Stanke, RAN, right, hands over the Royal Australian Navy Band sword to his successor, Lieutenant Commander Cassandra Mohapp, RAN, at the HMAS Kuttabul Heritage Centre. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Lieutenant Commander Steven Stanke, RAN, right, hands over the Royal Australian Navy Band sword to his successor, Lieutenant Commander Cassandra Mohapp, RAN, at the HMAS Kuttabul Heritage Centre.

After four years at the helm of the Royal Australian Navy Band, Lieutenant Commander Steven Stanke has handed over the Director of Music - Navy baton to Lieutenant Commander Cassandra Mohapp, at Garden Island in Sydney.