Farewell HMAS Darwin

The Navy has decommissioned HMAS Darwin at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, after more than three decades of service to the nation.
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HMAS Armidale (I) Memorial Service

A memorial service to commemorate the loss of HMAS Armidale (I) will be held at 11am on Friday, 1 December 2017 in Central Park, Armidale.
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Welcome to the Fleet

The Hobart class guided missile destroyer, HMAS Hobart was commissioned today in a ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney.
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The Navy and the Nation book now available

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, has authored the book 'The Navy and the Nation'.
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75th Anniversaries of the loss of HMA Ships

In 2017, the Navy, Ex-Service Associations and the nation will commemorate the 75th anniversaries of the loss of seven RAN ships in 1942.
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Navy's Culture

Navy has an enduring cultural improvement program which is founded on our Navy Values and supported by our Signature Behaviours.
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Thinking about joining?

The Navy has a huge range of exciting jobs to choose from with pay and benefits that will far exceed your expectations.
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13 Dec 2017
Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Sean Perrett from HMAS Arunta at Fleet Base West.
A former civil construction labourer’s career has evolved from reconstructing roads to identifying hostile or friendly ships over the horizon.  
13 Dec 2017
Navy has emphasised support for women returning to work after the birth of a child with the launch of a guide to breastfeeding in the workplace.
Navy has emphasised support for women returning to work after the birth of a child with the launch of a guide to breastfeeding in the workplace.
12 Dec 2017
The Craig family, from left, Captain Shane, RAN, Lieutenant Tom, Chief Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Airframes Jamie and Lieutenant Tom in front of an S-70B-2 Seahawk after HMAS Albatross divisions parade for the retirement of the Seahawk and AS-350B Squirrel helicopters.
The retirement of the S-70B-2, colloquially known as the Bravo, on 1 December was an emotional day for at least four men, over two generations, of the Craig family.  
12 Dec 2017
'The Badger' Mr Paul Burnett shows how the HMAS Darwin badge was designed and some of the finer details that are involved with the history of the badge.
With the Royal Australian Navy undergoing it’s biggest refresh since the Second World War, and a number of ships commissioning and decommissioning, it’s time to investigate ships’ badges.  
11 Dec 2017
Former RN officer and wife of LCDR John Campbell, Susie Campbell with their sons Patrick age 4 and Thomas age 7 at Baringa Bush Garden, Seaforth.
The data gathered from a survey of more than 4,600 Defence families will be used to better inform personnel policy for Navy people.  
11 Dec 2017
 - HMAS Rankin returns to Fleet Base West (c2014).
It is a rare occasion that a submarine finds itself involved in the co-ordination of life-saving events, however that is exactly how the day began for the crew of HMAS Rankin last month.

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RAN Band South Australia Parade Band will perform in the beautiful Adelaide hills town of Lobethal, which has a long tradition of presenting spectacular Christmas lights. Hundreds of thousands of...

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