Home' Navy News : October 10th 2013 Contents Defence Fo
We have ex
ranks and sp
The # 1 tax agent for ADF members
Maximum returns - We know all the sp
deductions, so you get a great tax return
Phone consultations - All tax returns a
completed over the phone, so you dont h
leave your base, ship or assignment.
One tax agent - We are not limited to lo
so you and your family dont ever have to
look for another tax agent again.
orce tax specialists -
tensive experience across all
ers who have served
as, and/or have investment
r who have fallen behind
ng their tax returns
t for ADF members
n every year!
Call our 24/7 bookings hotline 1300 763 575
or visit us online at www.phatreturns.com.au
Derek Ryder, B.Bus
Accountant - Licensed Ta x Agent
243 Darley Road, North Randwick (opposite Queens Park)
Te l: 02 9399 8769 - Mob: 0418 603 499
MOBILE TAX AGENT
19 years experience in compiling
tax returns for Defence Personnel
• All returns are compiled by me personally- group discounts available
• Costs very competitive
• Excellent reputation
• Guaranteed quick turnaround
• Anywhere --- Anytime
• For your convenience, returns also compiled remotely
by Phone - Fax - or Email
• I have extensive knowledge of Defence Force industry taxation rulings
• I offer a complete taxation service, including
negative gearing, share portfolios and/or managed funds
• specialising in multiple lodgments - discounts available
• FREE taxation advice- with all appointments
• Please ask me about referrals for wealth creation strategies
October 10, 2013 www.defence.gov.au/news/NAVYNEWS
FOUR Australian tall ships, STS Young
Endeavour, Windeward Bound, Soren
Larsen and Enterprize, took part in the
Melbourne and Hobart festivals, along
with three Dutch vessels and the UK's Lord
Event organisers claimed both festivals a
In Melbourne, sailors from HMAS Cerberus
saw seagoing vessels in a different light at the
International Tall Ships Festival held from
CPO Danny Mulheron headed up Navy's
community engagement (NCE) team, which set
up a booth and fielded questions.
With the event held in Williamstown, the
most popular questions revolved around
"The interest from the public was over-
whelming," CPO Mulheron said.
"Once they'd had a chance to walk along the
wharf and look at the fantastic tall ships tied up
either side, it was like going back to another era.
"Then they'd look across the way and see the
profile of Canberra. It's a stunning comparison
of where we've been and where we're going."
Taking advantage of such a significant mile-
stone, sailors from Cerberus and the NCE team
spoke with crowds on careers and lifestyle.
The comparison between life on a tall ship to
that of current conditions was a hot topic.
"The festival organisers made an effort to
get into the period with shanty themes and cos-
tumes, which really helped the crowds get into
the swing of things," CPO Mulheron said.
With the waterfront crowded with sails and
masts of varying sizes, the festival drew impres-
sive crowds of more 16,000 people during the
The eight tall ships continued on to Hobart,
where they docked on September 20 for the five-
day Hobart festival.
Thousands flocked to Hobart's waterfront to
welcome the ships and enjoy a fireworks display
Festival organisers reported more than 30,000
people visited the waterfront to see the ships
over the weekend and about 45,000 during the
The festival came to a spectacular end on
September 25 with the eight tall ships sailing
in convoy down the River Derwent en route to
Festival director Paul Cullen was quick to
talk up the IFR at every opportunity.
"We are most grateful for the support of the
RAN," Mr Cullen said.
"Not only was our event made possible by
these magnificent ships being here to help Navy
celebrate its significant historic milestone, but
the support of the local personnel from NHQ
Tasmania was outstanding.
"But mostly, it was smiles on the faces of the
people who visited the event over the five days
that made it all worthwhile."
NHQ Tasmania supported of the event with
the local NCE team and NHQ personnel staffing
the '100 years of Navy' display at a maritime
exhibition held during the festival.
The Tasmanian detachment of the RAN Band
participated in a street parade to welcome the
visiting crews and performed to an enthusiastic
crowd on the Parliament House lawn before
the musicians packed up their instruments and
headed to Sydney for the main show.
Local cadet units also contributed to Tall
Ships Hobart with marching displays and a cer-
emonial sunset. Sixteen cadets from across the
nation set sail from Hobart to Sydney aboard tall
ship Windeward Bound.
TEN Navy members will
crew Young Endeavour dur-
ing the inaugural Sydney to
Auckland Tall Ships Regatta
starting on Sydney Harbour
on October 10.
The regatta is the first of
its kind in Australasia and
Young Endeavour is the only
Australian entrant. Its young
civilian crew of 24 represents
every state and territory.
Competing ships will
race across the Tasman Sea
to Opua before sailing down
the New Zealand coast to
The Navy crew are: LCDR
Michael Gough, LEUT Mat-
thew Warren, LEUT Garrick
Avery, LCDR Ian Heldon,
CPOB Anthony Sandwell,
ABMED Chantelle Flynn,
POMUSN Brett Douglas,
POML-C Luke Griffis, POMT
Darren Smith and LSMED
EIGHT Army and four Air
Force personnel experi-
enced the joys of ship-
board life under canvas
when they sailed from Mel-
bourne to Hobart aboard
Lord Nelson is one of
only two square-rigged tall
ships in the world that have
been specifically designed
and built to enable people
with a range of different
physical abilities to sail
side-by-side as equals.
Four of the Army
personnel were part of
the Support to Wounded,
Injured or Ill Program and
the other four Army person-
nel were part of the buddy
FLTLT Scott said the
voyage was fantastic and
all the ADF personnel on
board "learned heaps".
"We had a great mix of
people on board including
the 12 ADF personnel," he
"There was no room
for passengers -- we were
all in it together. Everyone
pitches in and helps."
The voyage from Mel-
bourne went inside King
Island and down Tasma-
nia's notorious west coast.
"As well as experienc-
ing some high seas there
were memorable moments
of frolicking dolphins and
famous wilderness reserves
from within Port Davey,"
FLTLT Scott said.
"It has been an amazing
The ADF personnel
changeover in Hobart
included members of the
Navy who will experience
the thrill of participating in
More information on Lord Nelson
is available at www.jst.org.uk
New experiences to sea
Time for tall
En route to the International Fleet Review, tall ship
festivals were held around the country with Navy getting
into the mix through its community engagement teams.
IN CONVOY: Tall ships and
other vessels sail down the River
Derwent during the Parade of Sail
Photo: Daryl Peebles
Paul Scott and
Photo: Daryl Peebles
Links Archive September 26th 2013 October 24th 2013 Navigation Previous Page Next Page