THE SCRIBBLER # 84 E NEWS – September 2021 President’s Update Scribes (used as a collective noun) Well COVID 19 is still with us and seems like it may be for sometime and with it lockdown and restrictions. I do hope everyone is coping especially in the harder areas....

Throwback Thursday – 03 June 2021

Throwback Thursday 03 June 2021


Last weeks throwback Thursday is looking back at the Basic Writer Course Session 114 (16 Jan 95 – 12 May 95) and the Initial Writer Course Session 221 (29 Apr 05 – 10 Jun 05). Can you spot any faces you know?

Throwback Thursday – 24 May 2021

Throwback Thursday 24 May 2021


Last weeks throwback Thursday is looked back at the Initial Writers Course session 006 (13 September – 19 November 2010) and the Intermediate Writers Course session 006 (28 March – 15 April 2011).


We also threw back & looked back at the Commanding Officers Secretary PJT (25 – 29 Nov 02) and the Initial Writers Course session 247 (10 Sep – 16 Nov 07). Great to see Sharon and a few more familiar faces – some young and some more mature faces!

The Scribbler # 83 – May 2021

SCRIBBLER # 83.    May 2021


Maritime Personnel



Welcome to Scribbler #83. I know in the previous newsletter we acknowledged the tough times (Bushfires, Floods, Storms, Covid-19, lockdowns and closed borders) that have affected many families in 2020. Sadly, this has not abated and now more than ever we need to rally and ensure all our fellow Scribes and families are safe and well.


Annual General Meeting

The AGM was held 31 March 2021 via Zoom – well done to the team for bring us into the virtual age.  It was great to see a number of faces online.  The Minutes of the AGM can be found either on Facebook or at Attachment B.

Throwback Thursday – 6 May 2021

Throwback Thursday 06 May 2006


This week’s #tbt is looking back at the COSEC PJT 01/06 (13-17 February 2006) and the ML-P Supervisors Course Session 023 (30 April – 24 May 2019).

Throwback Thursday – 6 May 2021

Throwback Thursday 06 May 2021


What a change between the two photos being posted today. 10 years between these initial courses. Initial Writer Course Session 002 (22 Jun – 04 Sep 2009) & Maritime Personnel Operator Course Session 007 (27 May – 13 Sep 2019).

RAN Writers Association AGM Minutes 31 March 2021





Mark Worrall                          President (Meeting Chair)

Mark Mobley

Andrew Beales

Alan Axford

Peter Stone

Steve Friend

Matt Regan

Terry Young

Jaylene Byrne

Andrew Maskell                      Acting Secretary

Jay Stevenson

Ben Lovett



Brian Eagles

Marc Henderson

1.     President’s Acknowledgement of Country. The President, Mark Worrall opened the meeting at 1904 hrs by providing an acknowledgement of country, pays his respects on behalf of the RAN Writers Association to the elders past, present and emerging, acknowledging their connections to land, sea and community. He also extended his respects on behalf of the Association to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have served and continue to serve today.

Flashback Friday 16 April 2021

This Week’s Flashback Friday – 16 April 2021


The senior MPO course and MPS staff have had a busy week with over 30 students currently undertaking training. The highlight this week was a very informative brief from the Directorate of Navy Employment Conditions. As a result once again throwback Thursday turned into flashback Friday. Enjoy!


Today’s photos are from the ML-P supervisor course session 0021 (03-27 September 2018) and the Advanced Writers course session 20 (05 November – 15 December 1995).

Throwback Thursday 08 April 2021

This week’s throwback photos were shared by LSMPO Erin Kelly who is one of the Maritime Personnel School’s Initial MPO instructors. Erin herself is currently on course undertaking the Senior MPO course (aka intermediate course) virtually.

The Maritime Personnel School is a Navy leader in delivering virtual training to our people which provides greater flexibility and has enabled important career continuum training to recommence. That being said, this week we took a look at the Initial Writers course session 116 from 10 April – 03 August 1995, and the Maritime Logistics Personnel Operator course session 012 which was held from 22 July – 01 November 2019.

Flashback Friday 02 April 2021


This week’s Flashback Friday – 02 April 2021

Two photos this week looking back at some of the initial courses over time. Initial Maritime Personnel Operator Course Session 024 – 07 Sep – 04 Dec 20 and Basic Writer Course Session 109.


It was greet to see SMNMPO Ben Lovett online for the Association’s recent AGM! BZ Ben. It’s great to see the next generation getting involved in the Association which is for our current and veteran workforce. BZ Ben. Watch this space for the outcomes of the AGM.


On behalf of the President and committee wishing you and your families a safe and happy Easter.