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23 Feb 2017
Outgoing CO HMAS Adelaide, CAPT Paul Mandziy, CSC, RAN, (left) hands over the 'weight', a 100 year old polished pick, to incoming CO, CAPT Jonathan Earley, RAN, during a Command Supersession aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney.
Captain Jonathan Earley is excited by the challenge of what is shaping to be one of the busiest and most significant years in the Royal Australian Navy’s recent history.
23 Feb 2017
Trainee instructors at the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (L-R) Warrant Officer Class 2 Joseph Laycock, Major Anton Leshinskas, Captain Anthony Erwin, Major David Oddy, Captain Adrian Ludman and Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson.
The Royal Australian Navy and Army Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross, is a step closer to lift off with the first group of instructors beginning their training at the multi-million-dollar facility.
23 Feb 2017
Department of Defence ambassadors to the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge donated plasma to Australian Red Cross in Canberra on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 to support National Blood Donor Week. (L-R) Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, APS civilian Mr Adam Friederich and Warrant Officer Chris Boardman.
The results of the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge are in, with Navy picking up the honours for highest year-on-year growth, increasing blood donations by a massive 38 per cent.
22 Feb 2017
LTC Matthew Emborski, Deputy Commander Northern Command, CAPT Bryan Parker, RAN, Commander of the 1st Brigade BRIG Ben James, AM, DSM and Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, CMDR Viktor Pilicic attend the USS Peary commemorative service held on Sunday, 19th of February 2017 at the Darwin Esplanade.
The nation’s eyes were firmly focussed on the northern capital of Darwin on 19 February as the city paused to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin by Imperial Japanese forces.
22 Feb 2017
Head of Defence Staff in Jakarta CDRE Bob Plath leads a ceremony on Radji Beach to honour those killed in the Bangka Island massacre.
Australian Navy personnel participated in a service in Indonesia recently to honour the victims of a Second World War tragedy and pay tribute to their legacy. 
22 Feb 2017
The new Commanding Officer of HMAS Dechaineux, CMDR Daniel Sutherland, RAN, stands with his wife Rita, father LCDR David Sutherland, and brother CHAP James Sutherland, after a command supersession on HMAS Dechaineux at Fleet Base West.
They say Navy is like one big family but when it comes to three people in the west it’s more a case of a family within a family.

Upcoming Events

Feb25
The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne will participate in the street march supporting Western Port Festival 2017 themed ‘Superheroes’. Visit the festival website for event information.
Mar01
To mark the Royal Australian Navy's 116th birthday a Commemorative Service will be held at the Navy Memorial, Anzac Parade. The Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney will be performing at Service....
Mar01
The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Parade Band will support the commemoration service at the Shrine of Remembrance.
Mar07
The Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney will be performing at the St. Benedict's Church Lunchtime Chamber Series.
Mar08
RAN Band Sydney will continue with their flagship concert series Band Call at St. Andrew's Cathedral on Wednesday 8 March at 12.30 pm.
Mar08
The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Concert Band will be performing again at their Soundwaves Concert Series at HMAS Cerberus. Please ensure you have photo ID for entry to HMAS Cerberus. Gates...
Mar15 to Mar16
Background The Director General Engineering Navy is hosting a two day conference for Engineers who hold an Engineering Authority (EA) Level 2 Delegation. The event will be held at Adams Theatre, ADFA...
Mar31
The Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney Parade Band will be performing at the 75th Anniversary of the Battles of the Java & Coral Sea Service in Martin Place, Sydney.

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