Navy Daily Navy Daily provides the online delivery of news stories about Royal Australian Navy's daily activities. en Copyright 2020, Navy Daily Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:44:52 +1000 60 Newscoop Navy Daily ‘Parra’ enters dry dock ahead of next phase of deployments <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="HMAS Parramatta during a refit in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, NSW." /> <br /> HMAS Parramatta will boast improved crew internet connectivity and other services when she emerges from her first significant maintenance period since mid-2018, following a strong year of deployments and achievements. <br style="clear:both;" /> Fleet By: LEUT Geoff Long Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:00:01 +1000 The last-survivor tames the ‘Twerp’ <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Left: HMAS Wyatt Earp in Antarctic waters off Young Island, March 1948. Right: Able Seaman Norman Tame, member of HMAS Wyatt Earp's voyage to Antarctica in 1947-48." /> <br /> Faced with a scarcity of jobs, former water-tank builder Norman Tame followed his mates and joined the Royal Australian Navy almost 80 years ago. <br style="clear:both;" /> People By: LEUT Will Singer Thu, 09 Jul 2020 09:00:01 +1000 Indigenous recruits ready for the next chapter <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Glenn Williams OAM, RAN presents Seaman Evelyn Sagigi with the Navy Values Award for the Navy Indigenous Development Program during the Graduation Parade held in Cairns, Queensland." /> <br /> Twenty-one recruits who took part in the Navy Indigenous Development Program stood proudly on 22 June, graduating from the five-month course at HMAS Cairns. <br style="clear:both;" /> Fleet By: SBLT Nancy Cotton Wed, 08 Jul 2020 09:00:01 +1000 Providing maritime support in the Middle East <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Commander Michael O'Driscoll, Commander Combined Task Force 53 (CTF53), left, and Captain Michael Manfield, RAN, Commander Maritime Task Group - Middle East Region present each other with gifts to acknowledge the efforts of CTF53 and HMAS Toowoomba in the Middle East region." /> <br /> Supporting the coalition maritime effort in the Middle East is a small team of nearly 20 Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Defence civilians, embedded across three multi-national operational forces based at the naval support activity, Bahrain. <br style="clear:both;" /> Operations By: MAJ Bradley Richardson Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:00:01 +1000 Band performance inspires generous donation to Keeping Watch <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="The Royal Australian Navy Band’s Melbourne Jazz Group performs at the Cumberland View Retirement Village in Victoria. (This activity took place before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place)." /> <br /> Following the experience of a lively monthly ‘Soundwaves’ concert at HMAS Cerberus last year, Mr Patrick Morel was most impressed, and soon after requested a concert at the Cumberland View Retirement Village for himself and his fellow residents. <br style="clear:both;" /> Community By: LCDR Naomi Deignan Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:00:02 +1000 Trip of a lifetime for second-year Marine Engineer <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Marine Engineering Officer Sub Lieutenant Phil Margot during his Jeanne d’Arc training deployment exchange posting with the French Navy." /> <br /> By direct-entry Marine Engineering Officer Sub Lieutenant Phil Margot has been on a training exchange with the French Navy since January, as part of the Jeanne d’Arc training deployment. <br style="clear:both;" /> People By: CMDR Simon Patching Sun, 05 Jul 2020 09:00:01 +1000 Navy Commander back where it all began <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis, poses with the life ring of his former Australian Navy Cadet unit, Training Ship Gayundah." /> <br /> When Queensland kid Gerald Savvakis joined the Australian Navy Cadets, he never imagined he would one day return to where it all began as a fully-fledged Navy Commander. <br style="clear:both;" /> People By: SBLT Nancy Cotton Sat, 04 Jul 2020 09:00:02 +1000 Engaging communities in a socially distanced world <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Students check out the Navy photographic display installed by HMAS Albatross’ Navy Community Engagement Program team at Ulladulla High School for its Careers Week initiative." /> <br /> The Navy Community Engagement team at HMAS Albatross has been faced with a few challenges in 2020, with the need to innovate new ways to ‘engage’ with the local community while adhering to social distancing conventions. <br style="clear:both;" /> Community By: Ms Dallas McMaugh Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:00:01 +1000 Farewell to Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall - Australia’s most senior submariner <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Australia’s most senior submariner and former Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall, AC, RAN." /> <br /> Australia’s most senior submariner and former Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall, has died at age 82 in Tasmania. <br style="clear:both;" /> People By: LCDR Alistair Tomlinson Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:15:46 +1000 Defence work experience inspires student to fulfil Navy dream <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Midshipman Kane Kasemchainan will join the Australian Defence Force Academy in 2021 to study a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering." /> <br /> Former Patrician Brothers’ College student Kane Kasemchainan’s journey to the Royal Australian Navy started with a placement in the Defence Work Experience Program. <br style="clear:both;" /> People By: Kellee Rollston-Francis Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:00:02 +1000