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21 Dec 2014
Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Robert Hambridge uses the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) during the Optical Fibre System Element Group Workshop at Fleet Support Unit - West.
Optic fibre expertise is a growth industry in Navy, and no more so that at Fleet Support Unit - West.

20 Dec 2014
Commander Northern Command Commodore Brenton Smyth and Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Bryan Parker presents Commander Richard Caton with a Silver Australian Defence Force Commendation onboard HMAS Huon, alongside in Darwin.
Recently, Commander Northern Command Commodore Brenton Smyth and Captain Patrol Boats Bryan Parker were welcomed onboard HMAS Huon to award Commanding Officer HMAS Huon, Lieutenant Commander Richard Caton a Silver Australian Defence Force Commendation for his achievements and commitment to duty during Operation RENDER SAFE 2013 and to promote him to Commander.

19 Dec 2014
Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer (left) is presented with HMAS Bundaberg's Australian White Ensign by Commanding Officer HMAS Bundaberg, Lieutenant Commander James Edmondson during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at HMAS Cairns.
HMAS Bundaberg was decommissioned from Royal Australian Navy service at a small ceremony in HMAS Cairns on 18 December.

19 Dec 2014
The Director of General Navy People, Commodore Peter Laver (standing) with members of the 'Keeping Watch' Grants Committee in Russell Offices, Canberra.
As Christmas approaches, four families in need have been provided with some welcome relief to ease the hardships of caring for seriously ill loved ones. Operating as an arm of the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF), Keeping Watch, the Navy’s own charity, has celebrated its first birthday by meeting its prime objective - giving to those in need.

18 Dec 2014
A shark is about to be freed from an illegal longline by Royal Australian Navy personnel embarked on HMAS Huon on November 25th 2014.
Navy personnel have come to the rescue of sharks trapped in abandoned longlines recently, whilst on patrol east of Ashmore Island.

Press Releases

19 August 2013

To the Editor, In the 19 August 2013 edition of The Cairns Post there was an article entitled “Call to cut sonar near pods”. The article contains a misleading statement which I need to correct. The article quoted Mr Ben Cropp stating, “As the naval...

23 May 2013

Reports about Kurt Mackenzie published in the Courier Mail and the Northern Territory News on 23 May 2013 stated that “Navy is refusing to explain and release a report into the poisoning of a sailor during an exercise off Darwin seven years ago”....

20 March 2013

Andrew Holman Editor The Mercury GPO Box 334 HOBART TAS 7001 Dear Mr Holman On Monday 18 March 2013 the online version of your newspaper published an editorial which related to the article entitled "Incat sailing at full speed" (17 March 2013). I...