HMAS Melbourne ship's motto, 'vires aquirit eundo', translates as 'she gathers strength as she goes'. Commissioned on 15 February 1992, she is one of the Royal Australian Navy's four Adelaide class guided missile frigates and constantly continues to impress.
After two years in a command that encompassed four Anzac class frigates, Commander Matthew Doornbos handed over command of HMAS Anzac to Commander Belinda Wood at a ceremony held alongside Sydney’s Fleet Base East last week.
HMAS Harman recently welcomed over 1,400 Canberra defence members and their families for the annual Christmas party. Almost doubling last years numbers, 2014 set a new record and there was something for everyone to enjoy.