Section: Events

Commemorating HMAS Voyager (II)

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), Mr Robert Hogan (photographer)

One of the last photographs known to have been taken of HMAS Voyager (II), Sunday 9 February 1964, taken from the deck of HMAS Melbourne (II) while at anchor in Jervis Bay. (Photographer unknown) (photo: Unknown)

One of the last photographs known to have been taken of HMAS Voyager (II), Sunday 9 February 1964, taken from the deck of HMAS Melbourne (II) while at anchor in Jervis Bay. (Photographer unknown)

More than 40 people recently attended a commemoration service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne to remember the souls lost when HMAS Voyager (II) sunk.

New officers inducted at Moreton ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by SMN Mara Johnsen (author and photographer)

Captain Nick Woodley presents an appointment certificate during the New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony held at HMAS Moreton. (photo: SMN Mara Johnsen)

Captain Nick Woodley presents an appointment certificate during the New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony held at HMAS Moreton.

HMAS Moreton welcomed 130 guests to the stunning backdrop of the Brisbane River for Defence Force Recruiting to conduct its first New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony for 2020.

Top-notch aviators’ story told

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Former naval aviators, Jed Hart, left, and Commodore Jack McCaffrie (Ret’d) hold their book ‘Wings of Gold’ in front of a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Former naval aviators, Jed Hart, left, and Commodore Jack McCaffrie (Ret’d) hold their book ‘Wings of Gold’ in front of a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, HMAS Albatross.

Naval pilots and observers that earn the coveted ‘Wings of Gold’ are considered by many to be the best in the world, especially considering that their runway is located in choppy seas.

Competition winners get a taste of submarine life

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN (2nd left) stands with members from the Submarine Recruiting Team, staff from Defence Force Recruiting and the 2020 National Submariner Tour and Competition winners with HMAS Rankin and HMAS Sirius in the background at Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN (2nd left) stands with members from the Submarine Recruiting Team, staff from Defence Force Recruiting and the 2020 National Submariner Tour and Competition winners with HMAS Rankin and HMAS Sirius in the background at Fleet Base West, WA.

A group of young Australians were given the VIP treatment recently when they participated in the National Submarine Competition Tour and Immersion Experience at Fleet Base West.

Canberra takes centre stage on Sydney Harbour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk flies the Australian White Ensign over Sydney Harbour during the 2020 Australia Day celebrations. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk flies the Australian White Ensign over Sydney Harbour during the 2020 Australia Day celebrations.

HMAS Canberra played a starring role in Sydney’s Australia Day celebrations as the centrepiece of the traditional Salute to Australia on Sydney Harbour.

Roll up, roll up, young and old to Navy's largest warship

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chris Thornton (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide’s oldest and youngest guests during family day - Lola Atkins, 91, grandmother of LEUT MLO Samantha Best, right; and Lilah Cook, 9 months, daughter of ABBM Liam Cook, left, joined by the Commanding Officer, Captain Jonathon Ley, centre. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Adelaide’s oldest and youngest guests during family day - Lola Atkins, 91, grandmother of LEUT MLO Samantha Best, right; and Lilah Cook, 9 months, daughter of ABBM Liam Cook, left, joined by the Commanding Officer, Captain Jonathon Ley, centre.

Age was no barrier during the recent family day on board HMAS Adelaide - it would be safe to say that Adelaide can now boast having had the oldest and youngest guests aboard, with a 90-year age difference between the two.

Elemonator, Trident and Tested and Fremulon take engineering prizes

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

WO Christopher Rowley, left; Head of Navy Engineering, RADM Colin Lawrence, second right; and Manager of the Navy Engineering Challenge CAPT Chris Fealy, right; present the 2019 Electronic Technician trophy to Team ‘Fremulon’, from HMAS Cerberus. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

WO Christopher Rowley, left; Head of Navy Engineering, RADM Colin Lawrence, second right; and Manager of the Navy Engineering Challenge CAPT Chris Fealy, right; present the 2019 Electronic Technician trophy to Team ‘Fremulon’, from HMAS Cerberus.

Teams of electrical, mechanical and aviation technicians from the Royal Australian Navy descended on HMAS Cerberus in October to compete for the title of engineering champion.

 

HMAS Armidale (I) remembered in solemn ceremony

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Kellan Starkie sounds the reveille during a HMAS Armidale (I) 77th anniversary commemorative service held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, WA. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Able Seaman Musician Kellan Starkie sounds the reveille during a HMAS Armidale (I) 77th anniversary commemorative service held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, WA.

In a solemn ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, members of the Remembering HMAS Armidale Association came together to honour those lost when Japanese aircraft attacked and sunk the Bathurst class corvette off Betano Bay almost 80 years ago. 

Navy expert moderates UN panel

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas speaks at a UN panel debate at UN City, Copenhagen. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas speaks at a UN panel debate at UN City, Copenhagen.

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas recently moderated a United Nations panel debate on challenges, responsibilities and solutions for the media’s coverage of rape.

Inaugural symposium paves way to a seaworthy future

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN delivers his opening address at the Defence Seaworthiness Conference held at Adams Hall, ADFA, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN delivers his opening address at the Defence Seaworthiness Conference held at Adams Hall, ADFA, Canberra.

Navy’s drive towards building a battle ready fleet took a major step forward in late November, with the inaugural Defence Seaworthiness Symposium held in Canberra.