Community gets taste of base life

David SalvaireSound Telegraph

HMAS Stirling hosted a family day on Friday giving people a chance to see the range of support activities available on Garden Island.

The event was open to all uniformed and Australian public service personnel and their families, navy cadet units, Defence Transition mentors, Defence Community Organisation members and invited VIPs.

HMAS Stirling commanding officer Capt. Brian Delamont said it was important for people to know the services that were offered on the island.

“This can be an island of mystery for a lot of people on the mainland sometimes so it’s a chance to get the families down and it’s a really fun day for everybody,” he said.

“A lot of the families on the base don’t come from WA and don’t have a support network in the area so we’re really committed to looking after them.”

Jason Thorne with Jayden, 10, Bronwyn and Ella.
Camera IconJason Thorne with Jayden, 10, Bronwyn and Ella.
Sue Black and Wendy Arki.
Camera IconSue Black and Wendy Arki.
Reece, 9, Ian Hiller, Ricki, 11, Ethan, 8, and Amanda Hiller.
Camera IconReece, 9, Ian Hiller, Ricki, 11, Ethan, 8, and Amanda Hiller.
South African Military Veterans Organisation Australasia.
Camera IconSouth African Military Veterans Organisation Australasia.
Military families enjoyed a day on the base.
Camera IconMilitary families enjoyed a day on the base.
Jason Thorne with Jayden, 10, Bronwyn and Ella.
Camera IconJason Thorne with Jayden, 10, Bronwyn and Ella.

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