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Final LADS flight - a job well done

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight crew on completion of the LADS Flight end of service ceremony at Cairns Airport, Queensland. L-R: Petty Officer Jarrod McCann; Chief Petty Officer Luke Heard; LADS Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Mark Matthews; LADS Executive Officer Lieutenant Cheyne Colley; and Leading Seaman John Krasicki. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Royal Australian Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight crew on completion of the LADS Flight end of service ceremony at Cairns Airport, Queensland. L-R: Petty Officer Jarrod McCann; Chief Petty Officer Luke Heard; LADS Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Mark Matthews; LADS Executive Officer Lieutenant Cheyne Colley; and Leading Seaman John Krasicki.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight (LADS) has conducted its final sortie after 26 years of outstanding service.

Sydney to Hobart - Navy gets back in the race

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

The crew of Navy Sailing racing yacht 'Navy One' remove headwear in a mark of respect to their patron, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, during a sail past in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

The crew of Navy Sailing racing yacht 'Navy One' remove headwear in a mark of respect to their patron, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, during a sail past in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy is getting back in the fight for first place in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race for the first time since 2001, with a seasoned Navy crew experienced in offshore yacht racing.

Navy cricketers share diversity and inclusion message

Published on by LS Nick Magafas (author), Nick Hatzoglou (photographer)

Cricket teams from the Royal Australian Navy and Sunshine Heights Cricket Club assemble with RAN and community representatives ahead of the inaugural Lewis-Nizam Shield T20 challenge, played at SHCC Ainsworth Reserve in Melbourne. (photo: Nick Hatzoglou)

Cricket teams from the Royal Australian Navy and Sunshine Heights Cricket Club assemble with RAN and community representatives ahead of the inaugural Lewis-Nizam Shield T20 challenge, played at SHCC Ainsworth Reserve in Melbourne.

Royal Australian Navy cricketers have embraced the chance to engage with community and reinforced a diversity and inclusion message with a T20 match against a local team in Melbourne.

Fighting fit to take on the New York Marathon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Tavis Knack (author), CPOML-SC Kathryn Holmes (photographer), ABML-S Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

L-R: Leading Seaman Jarryd Boyd; Chief Petty Officer Raechelle Henderson; Sub Lieutenant Savanna Schimmel; CPO Jeremy Pitchford; Lieutenant Commander Tavis Knack and Petty Officer Neale Merrick from HMAS Brisbane alongside San Diego Naval Base prior to the 2019 New York Marathon. (photo: ABML-S Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

L-R: Leading Seaman Jarryd Boyd; Chief Petty Officer Raechelle Henderson; Sub Lieutenant Savanna Schimmel; CPO Jeremy Pitchford; Lieutenant Commander Tavis Knack and Petty Officer Neale Merrick from HMAS Brisbane alongside San Diego Naval Base prior to the 2019 New York Marathon.

Following a highly successful Combat System Sea Qualification Trial period HMAS Brisbane Officers and Sailors took on a very different fight along the famous streets of New York City.

Australia falls just short in women’s rugby comp

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Australian Defence Force players watch the New Zealand Defence Force team perform a haka prior to their game during the Pacific Military Cup in Canberra on 26 October 2019. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Australian Defence Force players watch the New Zealand Defence Force team perform a haka prior to their game during the Pacific Military Cup in Canberra on 26 October 2019.

After coming within minutes of walking away on top, the Australian Defence Force team was beaten by the New Zealand Defence Force in the second Pacific Military Cup rugby competition, held in Canberra from 24-26 October.

East Asia deployment counts success one month in

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), SBLT Emily Obrien (photographer)

HMAS Sirius connected with KD Lekiu (30) for replenishment at sea during Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 19. (photo: SBLT Emily O'Brien)

HMAS Sirius connected with KD Lekiu (30) for replenishment at sea during Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 19.

The Royal Australian Navy ships supporting the East Asian Deployment have successfully participated in a number of international engagements since their departure from Fleet Base East in late September, despite Typhoon Hagibis interrupting some of the original planning.

HMAS Leeuwin enhances relationship with local neighbours

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Amy Luke-Paredi (author and photographer)

Tamara Sloper-Harding (far left) from the charity Pittwater Friends of Soibada, and members of HMAS Leeuwin’s crew with children from Soibada, Timor-Leste. (photo: MIDN Amy Luke-Paredi)

Tamara Sloper-Harding (far left) from the charity Pittwater Friends of Soibada, and members of HMAS Leeuwin’s crew with children from Soibada, Timor-Leste.

During HMAS Leeuwin’s third South East Asian deployment this year, a port visit to Dili provided an opportunity for six members of ship's company to visit the village of Soibada, located in the mountainous central region of the island nation, to experience the culture of rural Timor-Leste and lend a helping hand. 

Technology and skill contribute to minehunter operations in Korea

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The deck crew on HMAS Diamantina recover the starboard MDV following mine hunting operations. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

The deck crew on HMAS Diamantina recover the starboard MDV following mine hunting operations.

Following a passage of more than 5600 nautical miles from their homeport in Sydney, a Royal Australian Navy Task Group consisting of minehunters, HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne are taking part in the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX 19) off the coast of the Republic of Korea.

Navy Engineers challenged at HMAS Cerberus

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Mick Langeveld (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence talks to the competitors during the 2019 Navy Engineering Challenge held at HMAS Cerberus.
 (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence talks to the competitors during the 2019 Navy Engineering Challenge held at HMAS Cerberus.

The Royal Australian Navy’s brightest engineers have put their technical mastery to the test at the finals of the national 2019 Royal Australian Navy Engineering Challenge at HMAS Cerberus on 23 October 2019.

Minehunters bring in the big catch

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina bring the recovery line to the sweep deck. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina bring the recovery line to the sweep deck.

HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne taking part in the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise off the coast of the Republic of Korea have been successful in the important tasks of location, verification and removal of underwater mines.