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04 Apr 2020
(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Waterhen, Commander Rick Westoby, OAM, RAN, with Royal Australian Navy Veteran Geoffrey Johnson in the wardroom at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.
War veterans from Navy, Army and Air Force recently took a tour of HMAS Waterhen as it held its inaugural Veterans Day.

03 Apr 2020
 Aunty Christine Blakeney and Uncle Willy Dixon (centre); Pastor Ray Minniecon (second from right); and Navy Diversity and Inclusion Project Officer - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Chief Petty Officer Tina Elliott (right); with personnel from HMAS Albatross and the Defence Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network - Shoalhaven Chapter.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are warned that a name in this report is that of a deceased person which may cause sadness or distress. Members of the Defence Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network - Shoalhaven Chapter and the HMAS Albatross Command team recently attended an Ashes Laying Ceremony at the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home.

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.