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30 January
The sad state of Royal Navy submarine capability—and the implications for Australia
Britain’s Royal Navy has advertised for a suitably experienced individual to fill the role of its director of submarines, a rear admiral who acts as the senior, professional head of its submarine arm.  The position is to be filled in April 2024.  If this is an early April fool’s joke, the UK Ministry of Defence is part of it.  As the Times newspaper observed on 5 January 2024, the advertisement ‘exposes shameful recruitment gaps’ in senior leadership positions in the RN’s submarine arm.  More.....
29 January
Transparent Sea: AUKUS looks to AI, quantum in hunt for Chinese submarines
You’ve seen it in too many movies. Passive-sonar operators wearing headphones strain to hear faint traces of an enemy submarine.  The crew of the hunted sub go quiet, holding their breath, as active sonar pings against the hull, searching, searching, searching….
But today, anti-submarine warfare is a battle of machines.  Artificial intelligence algorithms piece together the acoustic clues from scores of scattered sensors that share data over long-range networks.  And tomorrow, new technologies — from robotic scouts to quantum sensing — threaten to rend the veil of stealth and expose subs to attack.  More.....
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29 January
It’s time to talk Navy workforce
The Government, and many others, have described the grim parallels between Australia’s present strategic circumstances and those leading up to World War II.  As a maritime nation we must ask urgently how we find ourselves in a position where one of our 11 major surface combatants has effectively been removed from service due to workforce pressures.  That’s exacerbated by suggestions that another two aging Anzac class frigates will be laid up because we don’t have crew for them.  If it happens, 27% of the Royal Australian Navy’s surface combatant fleet will be mothballed.  More.....
27 January
HMAS Warramunga Departs
HMAS Warramunga (II) has departed on Australian Navy's first Regional Presence Deployment of the year in South and Northeast Asia.  The crew will be conducting training, exercises and other engagements that enhance our relationships with our regional partners and allies.  Thank you to Our People and their families for their service and support in carrying out this important work.  More.....
27 January
USS Carney shoots down missile in first attack on Navy since October
Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels launched a missile Friday at the Navy destroyer Carney as it patrolled the Gulf of Aden, forcing it to shoot down the projectile, the U.S. military said Friday.  The attack on the warship marks a further escalation in the biggest confrontation at sea the Navy has seen in the Middle East in decades.  It also represents the first time the Houthis directly targeted a U.S. warship since the rebels began their attacks on shipping in October, a U.S. official said on the condition of anonymity because no authorization had been given to discuss the incident.  More.....
26 January
Stoked to set an example
Australia Day

Work to make a guided missile destroyer more capable and reliable were just some of more than 100 improvements overseen by an engineering officer honoured in this year’s Australia Day awards.  Lieutenant Matthew Parritt received a Conspicuous Service Medal for prioritising and managing projects to improve HMAS Brisbane’s operational effectiveness and rectifying urgent safety issues, such as producing strategies for managing potable water systems, occupational noise exposure and adherence to isolations policy.  More.....
26 January
Stepping up and talking the talk
Australia Day

When Chief Petty Officer Gillian Bryant stepped up to act in a lieutenant commander’s role, she could walk the walk, but found it hard to talk the talk.  “Officers don’t tend to communicate the same way as senior sailors or junior ranks, so I softened my edges to allow communication up and down,” Chief Petty Officer Bryant said.  “I think it’s made me a better senior sailor, knowing how to approach those conversations that can sometimes be difficult.  More.....
26 January
Australia Day honours announced
Australia Defence Force personnel have been recognised for devotion to duty during natural disasters, strategic innovation and professional mastery in the Australia Day Honours and Awards for 2024.  Royal Australian Air Force Chief Air Marshal Robert Chipman’s leadership in developing rapid-support plans to identify the equipment Australia could gift to Ukraine helped him top the list and was made an officer in the Military Division of the Order of Australia.  The Australia Day honours list recognises 20 ADF personnel in the Order of Australia’s military division and 58 ADF personnel for distinguished and conspicuous service:  More.....
25 January
Royal Navy helps scientists study the human impact on Antarctica
The Royal Navy took scientists on an Antarctic research mission to analyse the increasing impact of tourism and climate change on the frozen continent.  HMS Protector was joined by two University of Portsmouth researchers who collected water and rock samples as the first phase of the ice breaker’s annual polar mission took her from the Falkland Islands south along the western edge of the Antarctic Peninsula.  The work of the university’s Professor of Environmental Pollution, Fay Couceiro, and Dr Clare Boston, will ultimately contribute to understanding the impact on Antarctica as record numbers of tourists continue to visit the delicate region.  More.....
25 January
USS Antietam Departs Yokosuka After Nearly 11 Years of Forward-Deployed Service
The Ticonderoga-class guided missile-cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) departed Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 26 to transit to its new homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as part of a planned rotation of forces in the Pacific.  Antietam arrived on station at Yokosuka Naval Base in February 2013 to support operations within the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.  Before the cruiser departed for the final time, officers from its sister ship, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force guided-missile destroyer JS Kirishima (DDG 174), provided the crew of USS Antietam a plaque commemorating its time in Japan.  More.....
25 January
One hundred and eighty sailors delighted by top darts players’ visit to their ship in Gulf
Sea Darts returned to the Royal Navy inventory for a day as two of the world’s top players dropped in on HMS Lancaster.  After the busiest month in her 32-year career, the frigate sailed into base in Bahrain to give her 180 (ish) crew a welcome break – which coincided with the kingdom hosting the Professional Darts Corporation’s Bahrain Darts Masters.  Two-time world champion Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright – instantly recognisable from his bright Mohican hairstyle – and Rob ‘Voltage’ Cross, a fellow former holder of the top title, were invited aboard the frigate by crew.  More.....
25 January
More challenges likely after handover
Having seen her predecessor lead the ADF health community through bushfires and a pandemic over the past four years, the new head of Joint Health Command (JHC) is aware of what challenges could lie ahead and is confident her people are capable of meeting them.  Rear Admiral Sonya Bennett, who was previously Deputy Chief Medical Officer in the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care and Director General Navy Health Reserves, took over as Surgeon General ADF (SGADF) and Commander Joint Health (CJHLTH) in December, and said she was looking forward to a productive and rewarding role.  More.....
25 January
USS Gravely shoots down two ballistic missiles in Gulf of Aden
The Navy destroyer Gravely shot down two anti-ship ballistic missiles Wednesday in the Gulf of Aden fired by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to U.S. Central Command.  It was the latest salvo in a months-long effort involving fellow destroyers Carney, Laboon, Mason and Thomas Hudner to keep the Red Sea and surrounding waters safe for commerce.  CENTCOM said the Houthis launched three anti-ship ballistic missiles toward the U.S.-flagged, owned, and operated container ship M/V Maersk Detroit as it transited the Gulf of Aden.  More.....
25 January
Taking robots and AI to war at sea
The December AUKUS Defence Ministers meeting in San Francisco has reinforced the importance of advanced undersea warfare capabilities as a key element of the agreement’s Pillar 2. A particular focus was the role of autonomous systems at sea—on and under the waves—together with AI in responding to future undersea threats.  A joint statement emphasised maritime autonomy and experimentation through a series of exercises to ‘…enhance capability development, interoperability, and [increase] the sophistication and scale of autonomous systems in the maritime domain.’  More.....
24 January
Welcome to my crib - Submarine Special
Watch as Able Seaman Morgan takes us on a tour of an Australian Navy submarine and shows us a sneak peek of life as a submariner.

24 January
Runners-up conquer challenging conditions
When the wind is strong enough to rip the sails from a yacht, courage comes from the little things.  That’s what Sydney to Hobart first-timer Able Seaman Olivia Hughes discovered last month when she sailed the famed ocean race aboard Navy One — the RAN Sailing Association’s 40-foot yacht.  “It was scary because I thought we were going to tip,” Able Seaman Hughes said.  “The boat was keeled way over and with each gust of wind it leaned even more.  More.....
24 January
When one achieves, we all achieve
Commander Rose Apikotoa recently became the first Australian of Tongan heritage to take a Navy command role, as the Commanding Officer of HMAS Moreton.  A ceremony and cultural performance in Moreton’s heritage warehouse marked the event, attended by members of the Pacific Islander community from south-east Queensland and the ship’s crew of Moreton.  Executive Officer Moreton Lieutenant Commander Amy Brauns delivered the first welcome speech.  More.....
24 January
Australia, Japan ink first R&D trial on underwater tech
For the first time, two of America’s closest allies have agreed to pursue advanced research on key capabilities — “strategic capabilities in robotic and autonomous systems for undersea warfare” — for the Indo-Pacific.  A statement from the Australian government said Canberra’s Defense Science and Technology Group (DSTG) and Japan’s Acquisition Technology and Logistics Agency would team up for an “inaugural project” that will “contribute to strategic capabilities in undersea communication and interoperability between Australia and Japan.”  More.....
23 January
Amid Red Sea clashes, Navy leaders ask: Where are our ship lasers?
The head of U.S. Naval Surface Forces and other brass have praised the work of Navy destroyers operating in the Red Sea, where they have since October shot down scores of attack drones and missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.  But applause from Vice Adm. Brendan McLane and other leaders has been paired with frustrations that warships like the Carney, Gravely, Mason, Laboon and Thomas Hudner are fighting without a potential key asset: the long-planned and ever-elusive laser.  More.....
22 January
ADV Cape Peron
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22 January
Navy Identifies 2 Navy SEALs Lost in Boarding Action in Arabian Sea
The Navy identified the two SEALs who died following a boarding mission in the Arabian Sea earlier this month.  Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher Chambers, 37, and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Ingram, 27, went missing during a mission to board a stateless dhow.  “On the evening of Jan. 11, Chambers and Ingram, both assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit, were reported missing at sea while they were conducting a night-time seizure of a vessel illegally transporting advanced lethal aid from Iran to resupply Houthi forces in Yemen,” reads the Monday statement from Naval Special Warfare 1.  More.....
19 January
North Korea Tests Nuclear-Capable Drone in Response to U.S.-led Naval Drills Off South Korea
North Korea carried out a test of its Haeil-5-23 underwater nuclear weapon system in the Sea of Japan in response to trilateral naval drills conducted by the U.S., Japan and South Korea in the East China Sea, North Korea’s Defense Ministry said on Friday.  “We will never tolerate the reckless military confrontation hysteria,” a ministry spokesman told the Korean Central News Agency.  The spokesman said the test of the system that could carry a nuclear warhead was a reaction following the establishment of a tripartite multiyear drill plan by the U.S., Japan and South Korea that he claims threatens the security of North Korea.  More.....
19 January
Navy’s new Task Group 59.1 to usher unmanned systems into ‘operational realm’
After the US Navy’s Task Force 59 identifies an unmanned system it wants to use in the Middle East, it’s up to one of the service’s newest Task Groups, 59.1, to bring that tech into the “operational realm” so it can be used in real-world ops, according to 59.1’s chief.  “[While] the intent of Task Force 59 has been to bring new systems, experiment [with] those systems and see the value in them, [bringing] valuable assets to the theater in this region will come under the realm of Task Group 59.1 and we will take them to the operational realm,” Lt. Luis Echeverria, the newly appointed commander of Task Group 59.1, told Breaking Defense in an interview today.  More.....
19 January
Royal Navy helps protect penguins in the Antarctic
Royal Navy sailors from HMS Protector are taking meticulous steps to avoid spreading dangerous bird flu to remote penguin colonies as the ice breaker carries out scientific and conservation work in Antarctica.  Researchers have warned of ‘one of the largest ecological disasters of modern times’ if the virus reaches remote penguin populations in the peninsula.  As HMS Protector carries out her annual patrol of the White Continent, strains of avian influenza have been detected in the sub-Antarctic – HMS Forth worked with the Animal and Plant Health Agency to take samples for analysis which proved the disease had reached South Georgia.  More.....
18 January
House Members Send Warning to White House Over AUKUS, Attack Submarine Procurement
Lawmakers are warning the Biden administration not to disrupt the procurement plans for the Virginia-class attack boat program, arguing doing so will hobble the AUKUS partnership.  In a letter, key Republican and Democrat lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee urged President Joe Biden to continue buying two Virginia-class submarines per year to maintain a healthy industrial base and build enough submarine capacity that the U.S. can sell boats to the Australians.  More.....
17 January
Navy team win world’s toughest rowing race after crossing Atlantic
A team of Royal Navy submariners today arrived in Antigua having won the world’s toughest rowing race: 3,000 miles across the Atlantic.  After 35 days four hours and 30 minutes in their tiny boat Captain Jim, the five men, known collectively as HMS Oardacious, were greeted by hundreds of people in Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour – the first land they had seen since December 13 when they left the Canaries.  More.....
16 January
U.S. jet shoots down Houthi missile that was heading for USS Laboon
An anti-ship cruise missile fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen toward the Navy destroyer Laboon was taken out by a U.S. fighter jet Sunday, according to U.S. Central Command.  Laboon was operating in the southern Red Sea at the time of the incident.  “The missile was shot down in vicinity of the coast of Hudaydah by U.S. fighter aircraft,” CENTCOM said in a statement. “There were no injuries or damage reported.”  More.....
15 January
Houthi Missile Hits U.S. Merchant Ship in Red Sea
A Houthi-launched anti-ship ballistic missile struck a U.S.-owned container ship Monday in the Red Sea, U.S. Central Command announced.  The Houthis launched the ballistic missile at M/V Gibraltar Eagle, which is U.S.-owned and operated but sailed under a Marshall Islands flag, according to Central Command’s release.  Gibraltar Eagle is owned by Eagle Bulk Shipping, according to the company’s website, which lists the ship as part of its fleet.  More.....
15 January
Hunter-class Frigate Procurement Flawed: Review
A review into Australia’s procurement of the Hunter-class frigate has found serious issues with the procurement process that led to the BAE Systems Type 26 design being selected for the Royal Australian Navy’s future frigates.  While the review criticizes the Hunter-class Frigate procurement process, it also makes clear that BAE Systems’ proposal best fulfilled the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) requirements of the program as they were set out at the time.  According to the review the Type 26 was the only design out of the shortlisted three that met both ASW and mission system requirements.  More.....
15 January
British D-Day veteran celebrates turning 100
British D-Day veteran Bill Gladden turned 100 on Saturday, a day after his niece threw a surprise birthday party for him.  It was a big fuss he didn’t really expect, though the old soldier had tears in his eyes long before he caught sight of a cake decorated with a replica of his uniform and the medals he earned.  But Gladden isn’t focused on his birthday this year, big as it is.  He’s looking six months down the road.  That’s because the event he really wants to attend is the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6.  More.....
14 January
Naval Slang (Jack-Speak) Pt. 3

13 January
2 Navy SEALs missing off Somalia coast were on a nighttime boarding mission

12 January
Nuclear Power Training Unit First – Three Royal Australian Navy Officers Graduate the Program
Three Royal Australian Navy Officers graduated the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Charleston today, marking a significant step in Australia’s goal to operate conventionally armed, nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs).  Lt. Cmdr. James Heydon, Lt. Cmdr. Adam Klyne, and Lt. William Hall started at NPTU in July 2023, becoming the first cadre of Royal Australian Navy personnel to go through one of the Department of Defense’s most rigorous and demanding training pipelines.  They previously graduated from the prerequisite Nuclear Power School in July 2023.  More.....
12 January
Iran's navy seizes oil tanker in Gulf of Oman
Iran’s navy captured an oil tanker Thursday in the Gulf of Oman that only months earlier had seen its cargo of Iranian oil seized by the United States over sanctions linked to Tehran’s nuclear program, further escalating the tensions gripping the Mideast’s waterways.  The vessel was previously known as the Suez Rajan when it was involved in a yearlong dispute beginning in 2021 that ultimately saw the U.S. Justice Department take the 1 million barrels of Iranian crude oil on it.  More.....
11 January
Australia’s Red Sea conundrum: much ado about nothing?
The debate over the US request for Australia to send a warship to support the US-led maritime coalition protecting shipping in the Red Sea from Yemen-based Houthi forces has given pundits an opportunity to push various barrows.  Australia’s opposition leadership was bullish about the request, seeking a point of difference with the government on security issues.  We were one of dozens of nations asked to contribute to the US-led coalition.  The broad-brush request appeared to have emanated at the operational level (a bottom-up request).  More.....
10 January
Navy chief to prioritize getting more ships ready for action
The chief of naval operations said Tuesday the service must “get more players on the field” as international crises demand more of the naval force, in her first major address since taking the helm of the Navy two months ago.  Adm. Lisa Franchetti said at the Surface Navy Association’s annual conference she’s focused on improving the Navy’s readiness, including the necessary logistics; better integrating the service with the joint force; and working with Congress and industry to address naval needs.  More.....
10 January
HMAS Brisbane 48 Hour Challenge Charity Row
Supporting a charity and a shipmate as part of a gruelling physical challenge at sea displayed the true spirit of HMAS Brisbane’s crew.

09 January
HMS Richmond heads to Gulf to support Diamond and Lancaster safeguard shipping
Royal Navy warship HMS Richmond is Gulf-bound to support the international effort protecting shipping.  The frigate will stand in for HMS Diamond and HMS Lancaster when either vessel needs to break off patrols for re-supply or maintenance.  Diamond is assigned to a newly-established international security mission, Operation Prosperity Guardian which was inaugurated last month following a series of drone and missile attacks threatening shipping passing through the Red Sea.  More.....
09 January
AI technology rises to the challenge
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to deter, shape and change the character of warfare.  It presents great potential in the civilian and military domains. In the Defence context, allowing machines to perform certain tasks can free up personnel, reduce operator cognitive load and enable the ADF to focus the talents and experience of our people on the areas that matter most.  To help prepare Australia for the rapid, safe and ethical adoption of trusted AI into military capability, DSTG recently hosted The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) AI Strategic Challenge (AISC) in Jervis Bay, NSW.  More.....
08 January
Naval Slang (Jack-Speak) Part. 2

08 January
BAE Systems to provide critical Mk 45 naval gun systems upgrade to Australian Navy frigates
BAE Systems was awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Australia to upgrade existing Mk 45 Mod 2 naval gun systems on Anzac class frigates with a Common Control System (CCS).  The upgrade modifies existing Mk 45 systems to eliminate obsolescence issues and extend the life of the gun system.  The CCS upgrade replaces electronics on earlier Mk 45 Mod 1 and Mod 2 gun systems to be compatible with the Mk 45 Mod 4, the latest configuration used by the U.S. Navy.  More.....
08 January
Fincantieri taps welding robots to build US Navy frigates faster
As the builder of the U.S. Navy’s new Constellation frigates tries to ramp up schedules in Wisconsin, it is sending in the robots.  Seeking to shift up a gear and build two of the frigates every year at its Marinette Marine yard, faster than the current schedule of three every two years, shipbuilder Fincantieri says it is getting serious about automation.  “Welding is one of the skills it is hard to find, while the robot welding we plan to introduce triples productivity and increases quality,” said Pierroberto Folgiero, the CEO of the Italian company.  More.....
07 January
New undersea project to help RAN surveillance
A new $1.6 million state government funded project will help to boost the Royal Australian Navy’s undersea surveillance capability.  The project – Enhancing the RAN’s Undersea Surveillance Minimum Viable Capability – aims to improve operational performance by increasing the accuracy and range of automatic detection, tracking, and localisation of undersea threats.  Defence software firm Acacia Systems have been selected to lead the project funded through the Defence Innovation Partnership’s Activator Fund and run in collaboration with Defence Science and Technology Group.  More.....
07 January
Indian Navy Retakes Merchant Ship From Armed Hijackers in the Arabian Sea
Indian Navy commandos secured the hijacked Liberian-flagged MV Lila Norfolk last week after a 24-hour confrontation off the Somali Coast in the Arabian Sea.  This swift response comes as New Delhi reinforces its presence in the area, surging ships and aircraft to deter attacks on international shipping in the Western Indian Ocean Region.  Five to six armed hijackers boarded Lila Norfolk on Thursday, which was sailing 450 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia.  More.....
Rear Admiral Sir David James MARTIN KCMG AO RAN

Commanded H.M.A. Ships Queenborough – Torrens – Supply – Melbourne
Chief of Naval Personnel 1982-1984
Flag Officer Naval Support Command 1984-1988
Governor of New South Wales 1989-1990

A Man of Courage and Devotion

David James Martin was born on 15 April 1933 at Darling Point, Sydney, the only child of Sydney-born parents William Harold Martin, Naval officer, and his wife Isla Estelle, née Murray.  His father was killed in action on 1 March 1942 when the cruiser HMAS Perth was sunk at the battle of Sunda Strait.

After training in Britain with the Royal Navy, Martin served (1951-52) in the aircraft carrier, HMAS Sydney, during the Korean War.  In 1953 he undertook further training in Britain and was promoted to Sub Lieutenant.

Returning to Australia in 1954, he joined the aircraft carrier HMAS Vengeance the following year as an Officer of the Watch.  The ship sailed to Britain to pay off, and the ship's company transferred to the new aircraft carrier, HMAS Melbourne.

In 1957 he returned to England where, after attending specialist gunnery training, he undertook exchange service with the Royal Navy in the destroyer, HMS Battleaxe participating in the Cyprus Emergency, and the Iceland emergency (also known as the "Cod Wars"), in 1959–1960.

He joined the destroyer, HMAS Voyager, in 1962 as Gunnery Officer and next year was promoted to Lieutenant Commander.  Martin left the ship in August - six months before it sank in a collision with HMAS Melbourne on 10 February 1964 - to become weapons adviser on the naval staff at Australia House, London.

During his time as Governor of NSW, Sir David Martin witnessed many young people caught in the destructive world of drugs, alcohol, homelessness and abuse.  Whenever he met them, he sought to encourage them to develop their undiscovered potential so they may better their lives.
Read the full fascinating story of his life at:
04 January
‘Packed with explosives’: Houthis launch unmanned vessel in Red Sea, fail to strike ships, US says
In a rare move, Houthi rebels launched an unmanned surface vessel “packed with explosives” into the Red Sea that detonated but did not damage any ships, according to the US military.  “The latest [attack] was early this morning when a Houthi one-way attack unmanned surface vessel, or USV… made it to international shipping lanes.  Fortunately, there were no casualties and no ships were hit,” Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, commander of the international Combined Maritime Forces, told reporters today.  More.....
04 January
Australian Defence Force personnel sign on to continue to serve
The Albanese Government is delivering on its commitment to invest in a highly skilled Defence workforce, with eligible personnel from today able to receive a one-off $50,000 payment in exchange for an additional three years of service.  Approximately 85 per cent of eligible personnel have accepted the offer of this continuation bonus, an incentive for junior ranks to continue in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) beyond their initial service obligation.  More.....
01 January
US Navy sinks Houthi small boats during hijack attempt in Red Sea
The U.S. military said Sunday it shot down two anti-ship ballistic missiles fired toward a container ship by Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the Red Sea. Hours later, four boats tried to attack the same ship, but U.S. forces opened fire, killing several of the armed crews, U.S. Central Command said. No one was injured on the ship.  The Singapore-flagged Maersk Hangzhou reported they had already been hit by a missile Saturday night while transiting the Southern Red Sea and requested assistance, CENTCOM said in a statement.   The guided missile destroyers Gravely and Laboon responded to the call for help.  More.....
01 January
Stars align for Defence scientist
When a young Franke Agenbag searched for constellations in the night sky, she could never have imagined she would grow up to send capability into space.  “I grew up in South Africa, and my grandparents’ farm had the best view of the stars,” Ms Agenbag said.  During her childhood, Ms Agenbag said she spent a lot of time pulling toys and electronics apart with her father and learning how to put them back together – which sparked her interest and passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at school.  More.....
01 January 2024
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