In Pictures: Charles on board with Royal Australian Navy

The Prince of Wales has met Aussie sailors in Cairns on the fifth day of his tour Down Under.

He went on board HMAS Leeuwin to present the Gloucester Cup to Hydrographic Ship Blue Crew - an award for the Royal Australian Navy unit displaying the highest level of overall proficiency - and also met members of the famous Royal Flying Doctors service.

Royal visit to Australia - Day Five
Charles meets the crew of HMAS Cairns (Phil Noble/PA)
Royal visit to Australia - Day Five
Chatting with officers (Phil Noble/PA)
Royal visit to Australia - Day Five
Charles presents the Duke of Gloucester Cup to Lieutenant Commander Dean Battilana (Phil Noble/PA)
Royal visit to Australia - Day Five
Feeling the heat? (Phil Noble/PA)
Royal visit to Australia - Day Five
Charles poses for photos with the crew of HMAS Melville (Phil Noble/PA)
Royal visit to Australia - Day Five
The prince receives flowers from young wellwisher Victoria McSadden (Phil Noble/PA)
Royal visit to Australia - Day Five
Looking cool during a presentation ceremony (Phil Noble/PA)
Charles sees a Royal Flying Doctors Super King Air plane at the service base in Cairns
Charles sees a Royal Flying Doctors Super King Air plane at the service base in Cairns (Steve Parsons/PA)
Royal visit to Australia - Day Five
Examining the plane's intensive care unit (Steve Parsons/PA)
Royal visit to Australia - Day Five
Sharing a joke with Royal Flying Doctors officials (Steve Parsons/PA)
Read Full Story

FROM OUR PARTNERS