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Moreton reflects on the service of Australia's Vietnam Vets

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Commander Andy Clowes joins Vietnam veterans at a Vietnam Veterans Day commemorative service at Anzac Square in Brisbane. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Andy Clowes joins Vietnam veterans at a Vietnam Veterans Day commemorative service at Anzac Square in Brisbane.

HMAS Moreton represented Navy at two separate events in Brisbane on 18 August that commemorated the battles of the Vietnam War and those who served in them.

Australia’s World War submariners remembered in Brisbane

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Commander Andrew Clowes and the President of the Submarine Association of Queensland, Mr Don ‘Duckrun’ Currell OAM, at the unveiling of two World War plaques in the Shrine of Remembrance Crypt in Brisbane. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Andrew Clowes and the President of the Submarine Association of Queensland, Mr Don ‘Duckrun’ Currell OAM, at the unveiling of two World War plaques in the Shrine of Remembrance Crypt in Brisbane.

A moving tribute to Queensland submariners who lost their lives during the first and second World Wars was held at Brisbane’s newly refurbished Shrine of Remembrance Crypt and Galleries in August.

Shared love of the sea takes Navy to Bundaberg for Oceanfest

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Warrant Officer Mark Donlan and Chief Petty Officer Paul Cannard from HMAS Moreton's Community Engagement Team with Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Bundaberg, at Oceanfest 2019. (photo: )

Warrant Officer Mark Donlan and Chief Petty Officer Paul Cannard from HMAS Moreton's Community Engagement Team with Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Bundaberg, at Oceanfest 2019.

The Royal Australian Navy joined the people of Bundaberg recently to celebrate something near and dear to both the Queensland town and the senior service: the sea.

Navy surfers take a break

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Lieutenant Frank Tachibana during the Navy Surfriders Association competition at Werri Beach, NSW. (photo: Private Nicole Dorrett)

Lieutenant Frank Tachibana during the Navy Surfriders Association competition at Werri Beach, NSW.

The Navy Surfriders Association held its September surfing event at Werri Beach in New South Wales, as part of its commitment to continue surfing and competing every month leading in to the national Inter-Service championships.

Birdies pound the pavement in famous Aussie footrace

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Runners from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit at HMAS Albatross, prior to their participation in the 2019 City2Surf. L-R: Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Benjamin King; Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Carl Stewart; Lieutenant Simon Machin; Lieutenant Michael Azoury; Lieutenant Alister Auld; and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Broadbent, at Hyde Park, Sydney. (photo: )

Runners from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit at HMAS Albatross, prior to their participation in the 2019 City2Surf. L-R: Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Benjamin King; Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Carl Stewart; Lieutenant Simon Machin; Lieutenant Michael Azoury; Lieutenant Alister Auld; and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Broadbent, at Hyde Park, Sydney.

More than 84,000 people participated in the City2Surf race in Sydney in August, resulting in a sell-out crowd for the organisers of the annual running event.

Navy Tridents on fire

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Royal Australian Navy Tridents team members, from left, AB Emily Xar, AB Morgan Wilson-Ward, AB Jahna Smyth, AB Caroline Sabasio and AB Grace Waters celebrate their victory against the Fire and Rescue NSW team at North Sydney Oval, NSW. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Royal Australian Navy Tridents team members, from left, AB Emily Xar, AB Morgan Wilson-Ward, AB Jahna Smyth, AB Caroline Sabasio and AB Grace Waters celebrate their victory against the Fire and Rescue NSW team at North Sydney Oval, NSW.

The Navy Tridents were too strong for Fire and Rescue New South Wales in the annual Community Cup women’s rugby league game, played in the lead-up to the North Sydney Bears games at North Sydney Oval on 25 August.

A Cup full o’ fitness at Coonawarra sports day

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Midshipman Joshua Weeding launches a wet mop javelin during the 2019 Coonawarra Cup competition at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Midshipman Joshua Weeding launches a wet mop javelin during the 2019 Coonawarra Cup competition at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, NT.

Units from across the three services recently converged on Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin to compete in a uniquely Top End sporting event.

Strong ties made stronger with Japanese delegation visit

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(L-R) Ambassador of Japan to Australia, His Excellency Reiichiro Takahashi; Special Advisor to the Japanese Prime Minister, His Excellency Kentaro Sonoura; and Deputy Fleet Commander, Commodore Robert Plath, RAN; lay wreaths at the HMAS Kuttabul memorial site, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

(L-R) Ambassador of Japan to Australia, His Excellency Reiichiro Takahashi; Special Advisor to the Japanese Prime Minister, His Excellency Kentaro Sonoura; and Deputy Fleet Commander, Commodore Robert Plath, RAN; lay wreaths at the HMAS Kuttabul memorial site, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Special Advisor to the Japanese Prime Minister, His Excellency Kentaro Sonoura, and Japan’s Ambassador to Australia His Excellency Reiichiro Takahashi have visited Fleet Base East at Garden Island in Sydney.

Choules leaves Samoa with thousands of new trees

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Members of HMAS Choules plant trees at Vailima Botanical Gardens during their visit to Apia, Samoa. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

Members of HMAS Choules plant trees at Vailima Botanical Gardens during their visit to Apia, Samoa.

The ADF continues to build relationships in Samoa through a series of activities with the community as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the region.

Submarine Farncomb home after busy deployment

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A casing party member casts a heaving line to members of HMAS Stirling Port Services as HMAS Farncomb prepares to berth alongside its home port of Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

A casing party member casts a heaving line to members of HMAS Stirling Port Services as HMAS Farncomb prepares to berth alongside its home port of Fleet Base West, WA.

After busy and demanding Asian and Australian deployments, HMAS Farncomb returned to Fleet Base West at Rockingham, Western Australia last week.