The Royal Australian Navy has a long connection with Australia's proud Indigenous heritage through Navy’s people and operations. Indigenous sailors have served in the Royal Australian Navy since its formation and in the Navies of pre-federation Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Navy Indigenous Development Program is designed to assist Indigenous Australians in reaching the required standard to permanently enlist into the Australian Defence Force through completion of nationally recognised training.
Navy has appointed Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard as fulltime Navy Indigenous Advisor, part of its commitment to the Government’s Defence Reconciliation Action Plan.
Like many things, the latest session of the Australian Defence Force Imagery Specialist Initial Employment Training program has looked a little different this year.
Elizabeth North local, Sub Lieutenant Jess Mysko, is a nursing officer at Adelaide’s Lyell McEwin Hospital. Undertaking a two-year placement, she never expected to be responding to a global pandemic.