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24 Apr 2014
With members of Combined Task Force 150 in the background, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Commodore Phillip Spedding DSC, AM, RAN (left) and Lieutenant Joshua Watkin (right) with the cheque for $1100 raised for the Navy Charity 'Keeping Watch.'
Twenty-four Royal Australian Navy personnel have stepped up to help Royal Austrailan Navy members in need with a generous donation to the ‘Keeping Watch’ charity.

23 Apr 2014
 ABML-C Stephen Finnigan brings up a box of fresh vegetables for a midday meal.
More than a thousand miles away from the nearest coast, men and women on ships deployed to Operation Southern Indian Ocean spent the traditional long-weekend ‘break’ scouring the ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

22 Apr 2014
An example of the Bradshaw artwork on Jar Island in Vansittart Bay, thought to be many thousands of years old.
On Sunday, the crew of HMA Ships’ Paluma and Mermaid celebrated Easter Sunday at anchor off Jar Island, Vansittart Bay, Western Australia.

21 Apr 2014
Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Michael McCarthy scours the surface for any evidence of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Navy personnel embarked on MV Seahorse Standard remain focused on the international search effort for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

21 Apr 2014
Commander Mathew Bradley, RAN, Acting Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross with Wife, Trish Bradley, participating in the PCYC’s annual fundraiser Time4Kids.
Royal Australian Navy personnel in the Shoalhaven have a close working relationship with the region’s emergency services and are regularly called on to assist in a range of critical situations including search and rescue operations, bushfires and floods. The latest call for assistance was of a very different nature, and while having some very serious aims, involved a large component of fun.

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...