Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis with the Reverend Ian McGilvray, and the Reverend’s ceremonial sword. (photo: )
Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis with the Reverend Ian McGilvray, and the Reverend’s ceremonial sword.

Ceremonial Sword continues service at HMAS Moreton

When retired Royal Australian Navy Officer, and now the Reverend Ian McGilvray, decided to present his ceremonial sword back the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Moreton willingly accepted his generous offering.





  • Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN dials in to oversee Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn, CSM, RAN, present Chief Petty Officer Stephen Dean with a third Federation Star during a ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Bonny Gassner)

    Virtual awards presentation, a first for CN

    The global coronavirus pandemic has increased the use of virtual technology and resulted in the adoption of new and inventive ways of doing things, including the recognition of important career achievements.


  • HMAS Hobart, foreground, joins Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri, left, and Karmuk to conduct passage exercises in the Northeast Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

    Ties strengthened with Indian Navy

    Australian and Indian warships have recently conducted a two-day passage exercise in the Northeast Indian Ocean, with Guided Missile Destroyer HMAS Hobart sailing alongside Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri and Karmuk.


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L-R: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jorde Lenoy, Raymond Timbery and Chief Petty Officer Medic Tina Elliot during a cultural immersion workshop held at HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Making connections at cultural workshop This article has photo gallery

Monthly meetings of the Shoalhaven chapter of the Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network have a strong focus on sharing knowledge and building on connections with traditional custodians and community members of the local area.

Banded Lapwings, aka Plovers, have taken to nesting around HMAS Stirling on Garden Island, WA. In keeping with the Royal Australian Navy's commitment to the environment, actions have been taken around the base to protect the new families. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Protect and preserve the Plover population

Springtime at Garden Island, WA is a busy time of births and new beginnings for the many bird species of the island, so a proactive approach has been taken to sustainably manage the estate and protect the natural heritage and environmental assets.


L-R: Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Alcapone Nobuo; Head of Maritime Systems, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, CSM, RAN; Commanding Officer PSS President HI Remeliik II, Lieutenant Commander Emerson Nobuo; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Lieutenant Engineer Oitab Fenally Sekii; and Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Mayer Wyzer Sekii overlook the bow of Guardian Class Patrol Vessel PSS President HI Remeliik II on completion of the handover ceremony held at the Austal shipbuilding facility in Henderson, WA. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Guardian Class Patrol Boat for Pacific partner Palau This article has photo gallery

The seventh Guardian Class Patrol Boat was delivered to a Pacific partner recently, when Palau received the vessel under the Pacific Maritime Security Program at the Austal shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.

L-R: Executive Officer HMAS Stirling Commander Guy Lewis, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN; Mr Owen Vincent; and Navy Indigenous Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard attend the keel laying ceremony for Offshore Patrol Vessel number 3, NUSHIP Pilbara, at the Civmec facility in Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Batoft)

Keel laying of NUSHIP Pilbara - a construction milestone This article has photo gallery

The National Shipbuilding Program reached another milestone recently with the keel laying for the third Offshore Patrol Vessel, NUSHIP Pilbara, taking place at Henderson, Western Australia.


Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam Carruthers, right, and his Australian Fishing Championships XVI partner, Angler Mark Healy, with the 2020 championship trophy. (photo: )

Aircrewman by day, champion fisherman by nature

While fishing is often regarded as a relaxing pastime, this wasn’t the case for Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam Carruthers when he went into the Australian Fishing Championships XVI competition.

Invictus Games 2020 head coach Warrant Officer Geoff Stokes uses Zwift software to maintain fitness while maintaining social distance requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. (photo: )

Cyclists find inventive ways to keep training This article has photo gallery

Today’s new norm of remaining socially distant means new and inventive ways of training need to be used to maintain fitness, especially for those competitive athletes of the Australian Defence Force.