Navy Daily Navy Daily provides the online delivery of news stories about Royal Australian Navy's daily activities. en Copyright 2019, Navy Daily Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:12:41 +1000 60 Newscoop Navy Daily A rewarding career leads to appointment as ninth Warrant Officer of the Navy <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, presents Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, with her promotion certificate as the newly appointed Warrant Officer of the Navy during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra." /> <br /> “Wanting to be challenged and seeking adventure” were the main reasons a young woman from Lilydale, Victoria decided to join RAN back in 1989. Roll forward 30 years, and Warrant Officer of the Navy Deb Butterworth has assumed the role as Navy’s most senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of Navy. <br style="clear:both;" /> People By: LEUT Dave Devlin Fri, 22 Nov 2019 12:30:07 +1000 Plain sailing for naval diplomacy in Darwin <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth centre, with the crew of the Indonesian Navy sail training vessel KRI Bima Suci, at the Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, NT." /> <br /> The ability of naval diplomacy to strengthen bilateral defence ties was on show when Indonesian Navy tall ship KRI Bima Suci sailed into Darwin Harbour recently, during a four-month annual training voyage across the Indo-Pacific with more than 100 officer cadets. <br style="clear:both;" /> Fleet By: LEUT Todd Fitzgerald Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:00:02 +1000 Exercise has international appeal <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Officers from observer navies in front of the deep submersible vessel onboard the submarine rescue ship JS Chiyoda during Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2019." /> <br /> As well as benefitting the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine community when it comes to search and rescue techniques, lessons learned in Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2019 will also be woven into the standard operating procedures of the many countries involved in this year’s exercise. <br style="clear:both;" /> Fleet By: LEUT Gary McHugh Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:00:03 +1000 Rhiannon’s flying support to bushfire operations <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Royal Australian Navy Pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson on the flight line at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, during the Australian Defence Force support to the firefighting efforts in New South Wales and Queensland." /> <br /> Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson has come a long way from her school days at Perth Modern School to support firefighting efforts during the catastrophic bushfires across New South Wales in November. <br style="clear:both;" /> Operations By: LCDR Helen Ward Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:00:03 +1000 Training Force recognised for excellence in training <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill." /> <br /> The Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force received three finalist awards in the recent Australian Institute of Training and Development 2019 Excellence Awards, with three finalist awards serving as an outstanding endorsement of the quality work that Training Force produces. <br style="clear:both;" /> Events By: Mr Andrew Cox Thu, 21 Nov 2019 09:00:02 +1000 Ambulance donation a boost for Solomons <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="St John Ambulance Service Solomon Islands Chairman Sir Douglas Kelson, MBE, MES, CStJ, centre, is presented the keys to an ambulance donated by Australia from Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Captain Jonathan Ley, RAN, right, and Colonel Kim Gilfillan, CSC, in Honiara." /> <br /> Australia has donated a fully equipped ambulance to St John Ambulance Service in Honiara, Solomon Islands. The delivery in late October was facilitated by Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide. <br style="clear:both;" /> Fleet By: CAPT Taylor Lynch Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:00:01 +1000 Still time to make A-Positive change in Blood Challenge <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Australian Red Cross Nursing Session Leader Jane Pitcher, left, assists Leading Seaman Medic Bronte Whiley during the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge at Dee Why Beach, Sydney." /> <br /> Navy members still have time to roll up their sleeves and give as part the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge. The challenge ends on 8 December with all eligible members strongly urged to take the time to donate whole blood or plasma. <br style="clear:both;" /> Events By: LEUT Ryan Zerbe Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:00:01 +1000 Navy women honour Second World War WRAN <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="A plaque and tree are placed in the Commander Lachlan King Memorial Garden at HMAS Moreton, in honour of WRAN Assistant Writer Margaret Hall." /> <br /> HMAS Moreton hosted a memorial service for the 75th anniversary of the passing of WRAN Assistant Writer Margaret Hall, the only member of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service to die on active service during the Second World War. <br style="clear:both;" /> People By: Department of Defence Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:55:02 +1000 Future submariners wanted for exciting competition <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Able Seaman Nathan Downes is a Marine Technician Submariner currently posted to HMAS Stirling. Nathan will guide the winners of the 2020 National Submarine Tour and Competition as they board a Submarine and live a day in the life of a Navy Submariner." /> <br /> Aspiring Royal Australian Navy Submariners have the chance to win the experience of a lifetime as part of the 2020 National Submarine Tour Competition, open to Australian civilians aged 18 to 35 years old. <br style="clear:both;" /> Events By: Ms Andrea Kopatsy Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +1000 Five Eyes nations remember as Exercise DUGONG commences <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Participants of Exercise DUGONG 2019 at Australian Clearance Diver Team Four, at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia." /> <br /> Remembrance Day was honoured at Fleet Base West with a ceremony that was attended by the Five Eyes nation participants in the recently commenced Exercise DUGONG 19. <br style="clear:both;" /> Fleet By: LEUT Mick Wheeler Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:00:00 +1000