HMAS Choules junior sailors lay flowers to honour those who have served our nation in a dawn service ceremony for the Centenary of Anzac held on the flight deck of HMAS Choules whilst sailing the South China Sea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)
HMAS Choules junior sailors lay flowers to honour those who have served our nation in a dawn service ceremony for the Centenary of Anzac held on the flight deck of HMAS Choules whilst sailing the South China Sea.

Dawn Service at Sea

Row by row sailors, soldiers and officers took stock in the stillness of the pre-dawn onboard HMAS Choules' flight deck, to remember the bravery and the courage shown by the ANZACs.

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  • HMAS Canberra Commanding Officer Captain Jonathan Sadleir, AM RAN and Petty Officer Electronics Technician Che Simons lead the ship's company of HMAS Canberra in the Anzac Day march in Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

    First Anzac Day for HMAS Canberra crew

    As the sun rose over the Hobart Cenotaph, members of HMAS Canberra’s ship’s company joined the community to commemorate one hundred years since the first ANZACs landed at Gallipoli.

Events

  • Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott, MP, Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin, AO, and Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN, with members of HMAS Anzac's crew on the forecastle, on the eve of Anzac Day. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

    Prime Minister Abbott visits Anzac in Turkey

    On the eve of the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, the crew of HMAS Anzac was joined for breakfast by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Tony Abbot, and the Chief of the Australian Defence Force Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin, while near Gallipoli, Turkey.

Events

  • Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the Turkish Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Veysel Kosele, and guests onboard HMAS Anzac, for a commemorative service to HMAS AE2, lost during World War One, in the Sea of Marmara. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

    AE2 remembered 100 years on

    Against the bitterly cold wind of the Turkish Sea of Marmara HMAS Anzac hosted a solemn ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the actions of the HMAS AE2 crew ahead of the landings at Anzac cove.

Community

  • Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Crowther and Commander Ian Young are all smiles after completing the gruelling 150km ultra marathon. (photo: Unknown)

    Ultra-effort raises funds for Legacy

    Two Navy officers braved blisters, cramps, extreme fatigue and unfamiliar terrain to complete the 150km Anzac Ultra Marathon in under 40 hours over 10-11 April on Canberra's Centenary Trail. 

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Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Crowther and Commander Ian Young are all smiles after completing the gruelling 150km ultra marathon. (photo: Unknown)

Ultra-effort raises funds for Legacy This article has photo gallery

Two Navy officers braved blisters, cramps, extreme fatigue and unfamiliar terrain to complete the 150km Anzac Ultra Marathon in under 40 hours over 10-11 April on Canberra's Centenary Trail. 

The French Ambassador to Australia, Monsieur Christophe Lecourtier, presents Australian Second World War veteran Mr Billy McFadden, with the French Legion of Honour, at a ceremony held aboard the French Naval ship FNS Vendemiaire at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

France decorates veterans with the Legion of Honour This article has photo gallery

The French Navy Ship Vendémiaire hosted a special ceremony alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, on 15 April when five Second World War veterans were presented with France’s highest decoration for distinguished service, the Legion of Honour.

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HMAS Choules junior sailors lay flowers to honour those who have served our nation in a dawn service ceremony for the Centenary of Anzac held on the flight deck of HMAS Choules whilst sailing the South China Sea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Dawn Service at Sea

Row by row sailors, soldiers and officers took stock in the stillness of the pre-dawn onboard HMAS Choules' flight deck, to remember the bravery and the courage shown by the ANZACs.

HMAS Canberra Commanding Officer Captain Jonathan Sadleir, AM RAN and Petty Officer Electronics Technician Che Simons lead the ship's company of HMAS Canberra in the Anzac Day march in Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

First Anzac Day for HMAS Canberra crew

As the sun rose over the Hobart Cenotaph, members of HMAS Canberra’s ship’s company joined the community to commemorate one hundred years since the first ANZACs landed at Gallipoli.

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Able Seaman Keven Allsopp, recently selected to represent the Defence Team, breaks away during the Inter-Service Rugby League competition, between Navy and Air Force.  (photo: CPL Shannon McCarthy)

Defence team to take on New Zealand in ANZAC Test curtain raiser

The Australian Combined Armed Services and New Zealand Defence Force will meet as part of the curtain raiser to the 2015 ANZAC Test next month.

Lieutenant Natalie Davies cycling during her qualification for the Ironman World Championships which will be held in Kona, Hawaii, in October 2015. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Kona bound This article has photo gallery

Lieutenant Natalie Davies has qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, in October after excelling in her first ironman event.