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  1. Super fun super cricket

    Seaman Josh Kedwell from the Royal Australian Navy Cricket team smashes the ball during a friendly games of cricket.
    Energetic batting and high-scoring cricket will now be on the Navy Cricket calendar, with the introduction of the Super 6s format.
  2. Memorial for Peace

    Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.
    A memorial to honour the work of more than 80,000 Australian Defence Force members, police and civilian peacekeepers, was dedicated by Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (retd) on Anzac Parade, Canberra, on 14 September.
  3. Welcome to the fleet - HMAS Hobart III

    The ship's company of HMAS Hobart line the upper decks and cheer ship during HMAS Hobart’s Commissioning Ceremony held at Garden Island, Sydney.
    With a zealous crowd and great fanfare, the guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart was commissioned in to the Royal Australian Navy fleet in a formal ceremony at Garden Island in Sydney today.  
  4. Coach ready to unleash the unconquered

    Ship's Warrant Officer (WO) HMAS Stirling, WO Andrew Bertoncin, OAM, will be one of the ADF Team's support staff at the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada.
    As one of the biggest crowd-pullers at the Invictus Games, wheelchair rugby will provide a unique opportunity for people to celebrate and honour ill, wounded and injured servicemen and women and a Navy Warrant Officer is one of the driving forces behind the Australian team.
  5. Hobart (II) – One in a million

    HMAS Hobart returning to Sydney Harbour for the last time prior to being  decommisioned.
    On 23 September, the Royal Australian Navy will commission the first of three new destroyers. In continuing our reflective stories of previous ships that have carried the name HMAS Hobart, this is the story of Hobart (II).
  6. Sea-riders enjoy a Darwin experience

    Sub Lieutenant Teiah McKee shows Subtenente Bendito Gaspar (F-FDTL) around the bridge onboard HMAS Darwin.
    Two officers from the Forças de Defesa de Timor Leste, or the Timor Leste Defence Force, were welcomed onboard HMAS Darwin as she sailed from Sydney to Dili, Timor Leste.
  7. Training inspection for aircrew

    723 Squadron flying instructors visited MV Sycamore at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney to inspect Defence’s new multi-role aviation training vessel
    A team of instructors from 723 Squadron recently visited HMAS Waterhen in Sydney to inspect Defence’s new multi-role aviation training vessel, MV Sycamore.
  8. Privileged posting to a powerful ship

    Midshipman Emily Tollenaar stands on the bridge of NUSHIP Hobart alongside Garden Island, Sydney.
    Midshipman Emily Tollenaar has only been in the Navy eight months and has already become part of the crew joining the newest addition to the Fleet. 
  9. Newcastle completes operations with US 5th Fleet

    USS Nimitz, USS Princeton, French Navy FS Jean Bart and Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle conduct a formation group sail demonstrating combined interoperability and multinational partnership in support of Commander, Task Force 50 operations in the Arabian Gulf.
    HMAS Newcastle has completed an attachment with the US Navy’s 5th Fleet in the Arabian Gulf while deployed on maritime security operations in the Middle East region.
  10. Experience earned on exchange

    Lieutenant Commander Marc Rennie, pictured at the Homecoming of  HMS CHIDDINGFOLD in the UK.

Pictured is Lieutenant Commander Rennie.

Today HMS Chiddingfold returned alongside at HMNB Portsmouth. She was greeted by friends and family of the current serving crew.

Consent Held at FRPU(East).
    The Royal Australian Navy routinely shares and expands knowledge through a range of personnel exchanges, and for one Australian mine warfare specialist the opportunity to work with the Royal Navy has been without comparison.

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