L-R: Midshipman Laura Caspersonn; Seaman Riley Duncan; Seaman Ella McCarthy-Grigg; Seaman Will Scott; Seaman Odin Brown; Midshipman Lane Wilson; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Natalie Robinson; Seaman Jack Eastwood; Midshipman Declan Conaghty; Midshipman Anna Roberts; and Seaman Olivia Alves in the galley onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020.
Helping feed 480 people multiple meals each day onboard the Royal Australian Navy's largest ship is creating a memorable first time at sea for 10 Gap Year Sailors and Officers.
Midshipman Abiathar Templar is getting a taste of life in the Royal Australian Navy by completing the Australian Defence Force Gap Year program on HMAS Ballarat.
A Navy Gap Year officer has swapped the rolling hills of the Victorian city of Ballarat for rolling waves and the steady hum of the engines of HMAS
L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef William Nicolaidis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Teneille Francis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hudson Anu; former Deputy Officer of the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Lieutenant Commander Richard Unwin; and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman stand on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 off the Queensland coast.
Indigenous sailors in HMAS
Adelaide will be swapping stories and celebrating their culture with the rest of the ship’s company to mark NAIDOC Week, 8-15 November.
Midshipman Nicholas Croke uses the bridge wing pelorus to keep the ship navigationally safe, during HMAS Gascoyne’s Task Group Certification at sea.
With an already busy year full of work ups, maintenance and task group certifications and the additional challenges of COVID-19, 2020 has seen the continuation of training opportunities onboard HMAS
Leading Seaman Melina Pacitto and Petty Officer Adam Garnsey discuss their inputs on the 2035 Sailor discussion at the Navy Workforce Futures Workshop held in Canberra.
The ‘2035 Sailor’ was the key focus for around 70 Defence personnel and identified guests at a big ideas Navy Workforce Futures Workshop in Canberra.
L-R: Recruit Savage, Recruit Salt and Recruit Lamb collecting rubbish during The Great Northern Clean Up at Holloways Beach in Queensland.
Recruits from the Navy Indigenous Development Program took part in The Great Northern Clean Up at Holloways Beach, Qld, joining forces with the local community walking the five kilometre stretch along streets, parks, scrub and muddy marshes.
Graduating recruits from General Entry 384 Rogers Division are also graduates from the Defence Indigenous Development Program.
Hard work and determination paid off for recruits from the Navy Indigenous Development Program and Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program as they recently graduated from Recruit School at HMAS
L-R: MIDN Jared Curtis, MIDN James Ralston, MIDN Nathan Woodcock, MIDN Thandi Murada, MIDN Abby Templar, MIDN Scarlett Lockyer and MIDN Jacob Freeman recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a sea-ride in the Western Australian Exercise Area.
A group of Midshipmen comprised of both Gap Year and Permanent Navy Officers recently embarked in HMAS
Anzac for a taste of life at sea.
September 09, 2020 by ABETSM Lincoln Commane (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy Gap Year sailor Seaman Samantha Lindsay with a pair of torpedo tubes in the weapons engineering workshop at Fleet Support Unit - West at Fleet Base West, WA.
Since the beginning of 2020, HMAS
Stirling has hosted 16 personnel from the Navy Gap Year Program, as they try their hand at a career in the Royal Australian Navy.
September 27, 2020 by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), LSCSO Breanna Jacobs-Rochford (photographer)
Recruit Trudy Salt learning how to traditionally hunt with the Kuku-Yilanji Clan, Far North Queensland.
The Royal Australian Navy has welcomed their newest recruits for the second Navy Indigenous Development Program for 2020.