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31 Oct 2014
Leading Seaman Musician Bruce McIntyre from the Melbourne Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band hangs up his ceremonial uniform at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre in preparation for the 100 year commemoration of the departure of the first convoy to the First World War in Albany, Western Australia.
The influx of people into Albany for this weekend's commemorations has required adaptable people and innovative solutions, resulting in friendships and camaraderie just like 100 years ago.

31 Oct 2014
NUSHIP Canberra prepares to berth in her homeport at Fleet Base East, Sydney.
A perfect Sydney day welcomed the first first Landing Helicopter Dock into her home port at Fleet Base East, on 31 October.    

31 Oct 2014
Australian Defence Force Chief of Joint Operations Rear Admiral David Johnston, followed by Commander Joint Task Force 633 Captain Jay Bannister and Australian Defence Advisor Colonel Dick Parker experience a traditional Bougainville welcome ceremony in Torokina, the location of Operation RENDER SAFE 14.
Australian Defence Force personnel have arrived in Bougainville to address a potentially deadly legacy posed by unexploded ordnance from past conflicts as part of Operation RENDER SAFE 2014.

31 Oct 2014
Maritime Logistics - Chefs, Able Seaman Amelia Greene (left) and Leading Seaman  Esler Cartledge (right) prepare lunch for the soldiers at 13th Brigade depot, in the lead up to the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.
Two Navy chefs are definitely not out of their depth when it comes to catering for about 200 Army personnel joining commemorative events for the Centenary of Anzac in Albany this weekend. 

31 Oct 2014
Lieutenant Gavin 'Russ' Benham was awarded his federation star by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett at Headquarters Defence Force Recruiting in Fairbairn, ACT.
Lieutenant Benham was presented a Federation Star, recognising the forty year milestone, by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett in a small ceremony at Headquarters Defence Force Recruiting, Canberra, among co-workers, friends and with his wife Danielle by his side.

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...