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02 Apr 2020
Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Nigel Rowan RAN lays a wreath at the 'Shark 02' Memorial during the service to remember those lost in the Sea King helicopter crash on 2 April 2005.
In the close-knit world of Naval Aviation, April 2 is a sombre day for many personnel as they remember and reflect on the loss of nine Australian Defence Force personnel who died when Sea King helicopter ‘Shark 02’ crashed while on a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias in 2005.
02 Apr 2020
(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN presented Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Scott Anderson with a Fleet Commander's Silver Commendation during his visit to 808 Squadron.
Personnel at HMAS Albatross have been recognised for a range of achievements, with awards and medals presented by Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, during a recent visit.
01 Apr 2020
(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Maritime Human Resource Officers Lieutenant Brendon Davies, seated, and Lieutenant Kristy Hoffman in the ship's office onboard HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020.
March 5, 2020 was a significant date in the Royal Australian Navy’s calendar as it heralded the official launch of the Navy’s Maritime Human Resource Officer category, designed to bridge the gaps identified by the Personnel Efficiency Review, enabling Navy to better manage its people. 
31 Mar 2020
First Warrant Officer for the WRANS Lenore Maiden, right, being congratulated by the OIC WRANS Chief Officer Norma Uhlmann at HMAS Cerberus in 1972. (Image published in Navy News 24 November 1972)
The Royal Australian Navy has paid tribute to a sailor who paved the way for women in service by becoming the first woman promoted to the highest rank as a senior sailor.
31 Mar 2020
(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Albany, Lieutenant Commander Adam Simeoni, centre, presents Australian Operational Service Medal - Border Protection to members of Albany’s ship’s company.
A key outcome of the changes being delivered by the Navy Human Resources Management Project has been the enhancements to personnel support being delivered through the PERS Effect Review Team.
30 Mar 2020
150 parcels of illicit drugs including hashish and heroin are made ready for destruction on the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba after a successful boarding as part of Operation MANITOU on 19 March 2020.
HMAS Toowoomba has interdicted over 3000 kilograms of illegal narcotics including hashish and heroin in the Gulf of Aden.

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