Optic fibre expertise is a growth industry in Navy, and no more so that at Fleet Support Unit - West.
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.
HMAS Bundaberg was decommissioned from Royal Australian Navy service at a small ceremony in HMAS Cairns on 18 December.
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.
Navy personnel have come to the rescue of sharks trapped in abandoned longlines recently, whilst on patrol east of Ashmore Island.
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...
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”....
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...