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High achiever crowns successful year with Queen’s Gold Medal

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Queen's Gold Medal winner Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfeld on board HMAS Hobart, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Queen's Gold Medal winner Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfeld on board HMAS Hobart, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

High-achieving Maritime Warfare Officer Sub-Lieutenant Liam Whitfeld has been crowned as the recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for 2019, capping off an already successful 12 months.

New songsheet for experienced Navy Musician

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSMUSN Jonathan Rendell (author), PTE Olivia Cameron (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Dan Hobson, RAN, newly promoted from the rank of Chief Petty Officer Musician, on 5 July 2020. (photo: PTE Olivia Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Dan Hobson, RAN, newly promoted from the rank of Chief Petty Officer Musician, on 5 July 2020.

When Dan Hobson joined the Royal Australian Navy, he had no idea that 23 years later he would go from being one of the Royal Australian Navy Band’s most experienced senior sailor Musicians to a junior officer in the field of Maritime Logistics.

Nelson’s legacy for our NEXT generation leaders

Published on by MIDN Mairé Starkey (author), AB Nadia Monteith (photographer)

Then Lieutenant Commander Kerry Rohrsheim addresses quests upon receiving the Lord Nelson Sword of Excellence in 2009. (photo: Able Seaman Nadia Montetih)

Then Lieutenant Commander Kerry Rohrsheim addresses quests upon receiving the Lord Nelson Sword of Excellence in 2009.

Famed for his stunning victory over the combined Spanish and French Fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson’s legacy remains strongly connected to today’s Royal Australian Navy.

Two dozen Navy personnel on the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Jonathon Booth, Queen's Birthday 2020 Honours List Conspicuous Service Medal recipient, at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship's Safety at HMAS Creswell. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Jonathon Booth, Queen's Birthday 2020 Honours List Conspicuous Service Medal recipient, at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship's Safety at HMAS Creswell.

On the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List, 24 Navy personnel have joined the long number of other servicemen and women who have been appointed to the Order of Australia or Conspicuous Service awards.

Grand achievement for Navy MAWO

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Flight Commander Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale, RAN onboard HMAS Parramatta alongside Fleet Base East.
 (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Flight Commander Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale, RAN onboard HMAS Parramatta alongside Fleet Base East.

Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Commander Damian Liberale recently celebrated the impressive feat of 1000 hours flying time in Sikorsky Seahawk helicopters while deployed in HMAS Parramatta.

Cerberus bleeds for National Blood Donor Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Able Seaman Rhiannon Hodge and Seaman Jeremy Giles give blood as part of National Blood Donor Week. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Able Seaman Rhiannon Hodge and Seaman Jeremy Giles give blood as part of National Blood Donor Week.

Every day across Australia someone, somewhere, needs the vital gift of blood. During National Blood Donor Week (14-20 June), Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is celebrating everyone who has helped to make the gift of blood possible in Australia.

Naval Association’s Beachvale Sub-Section keeps watch over today’s sailors

Published on by LCDR Naomi Deignan (author)

Members of the Beachvale Sub-Section of the Naval Association of Australia, who donated $10,000 to Navy’s Keeping Watch charity. (This activity took place before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). (photo: )

Members of the Beachvale Sub-Section of the Naval Association of Australia, who donated $10,000 to Navy’s Keeping Watch charity. (This activity took place before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place).

The Beachvale Sub-Section of the Naval Association of Australia, located in South Australia, are proud of their motto “Once Navy - Always Navy - binding us all together.”

Navy reflects on 75th anniversary of loss of HMAS Lolita

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

L-R: Chaplain Catherine Wynn-Jones; Mr Bob Austin; Director of Navy Heritage Collections Captain Damien Allan, RAN; and Leading Seaman Musician Andrew Hansch at the Navy Memorial site at Bradleys Head, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

L-R: Chaplain Catherine Wynn-Jones; Mr Bob Austin; Director of Navy Heritage Collections Captain Damien Allan, RAN; and Leading Seaman Musician Andrew Hansch at the Navy Memorial site at Bradleys Head, Sydney.

WWII Channel Patrol Boat HMAS Lolita has been remembered at a service held on the 75th anniversary of her loss, at the Royal Australian Navy Memorial at Bradleys Head, Mosman.

Navy Band brings it all together for National Reconciliation Week

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long and LS Jonathan Rendell (author)

Royal Australian Navy Band members record their individual parts for Navy’s recent 'In This Together' National Reconciliation Week video. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Band members record their individual parts for Navy’s recent 'In This Together' National Reconciliation Week video.

When the Royal Australian Navy Band first pitched the idea of an ‘In This Together’ National Reconciliation Week video, its members had no idea just how collaborative the project would become.

Pushing for better mental health

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Tina Turner (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Anthea Baczkowski, a Dental Officer from HMAS Moreton, participates in the Push-Up Challenge held at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane, Queensland. (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Anthea Baczkowski, a Dental Officer from HMAS Moreton, participates in the Push-Up Challenge held at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane, Queensland.

COVID-19 restrictions didn’t stop Defence Force personnel from bases across South East Queensland taking part in the Push-Up Challenge to raise awareness about mental health during May.