Topic: Bungaree Indigenous Performance Group
Twenty three young men and women Navy recruits graduated from the Defence Indigenous Development Program North Queensland at a ceremony held at HMAS Cairns earlier this week.
Navy’s Indigenous Performance Group Bungaree, was once again centre stage when it proudly performed before 1,200 guests at the 2014 National NAIDOC Awards, held recently at the Gold Coast, to recognise the outstanding contribution of Indigenous Australians.
Past and present members of the Australian Defence Force came together at the Australian War Memorial on 9 July to honour Indigenous personnel who have served and fought in 'Defence of Country' - the theme for this year’s NAIDOC celebrations.
Over 500 Royal Australian Navy personnel farewelled the outgoing Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and welcomed their new leader Vice Admiral Tim Barrett in an official ceremony at Sir Thomas Blamey Square in Canberra today.
At the age of 18, Lieutenant Beimop ‘BJ’ Tapim joined the Royal Australian Navy from Mer Island, Torres Straits as a Medical Assistant. He followed in the footsteps of his parents both of whom served with the Navy.