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Navy fulfils quest for adventure

Able Seaman Joshua Keys in front of NUSHIP Stalwart at Fleet Base West in Western Australia. Photo: Chief Petty Officer Damian Pawlenko

From playing with his dad on the deck of a crayfishing boat off Big Rat Island, Western Australia, to joining the Navy as a boatswain’s mate, Geraldton local Able Seaman Josh Keys has sought adventure.

Musician trumpets employer’s support

Petty Officer Nigel Barrett, left, with Western Australian Association for Mental Health CEO Taryn Harvey and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling Captain Gary Lawton at the presentation of an Employer Support Award to the association in Perth.

When Royal Australian Navy Band member Petty Officer Nigel Barrett’s civilian employer learnt he had nominated them for an award for supporting his Reserve service, it was music to their ears.