Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, both currently serving and those from the past, march in the Adelaide Anzac Day march. (photo: SGT Rob Hack)
Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, both currently serving and those from the past, march in the Adelaide Anzac Day march.

South Australians remember service and sacrifice

The heavens opened with a downpour of rain as nearly five thousand people gathered in the pre-dawn light at the State War Memorial in Adelaide to begin this year’s Anzac commemorations.

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  • HMAS Ballarat in company with the Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during HMAS Ballarat's South East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

    HMAS Ballarat exercises with Canadian Navy

    Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Ballarat has completed a range of underway exercises with Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg in the waters of South East Asia during Ballarat's South East Asia deployment.

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  • HMAS Creswell conducts a dawn service overlooking Jervis Bay on Anzac Day. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

    Newest officers do tradition proud

    It was a crisp and still Anzac Day morning as first light hit the shores of Jervis Bay, and approximately 2,000 visitors gathered for HMAS Creswell’s Anzac Day Dawn Service. 

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  • Australian Navy Cadets pose for a photo on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin, following a tour of the ship. (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

    Cadets tour HMAS Darwin

    More than 50 Australian Navy Cadets and staff experienced HMAS Darwin’s capability first hand when the group visited the warship alongside Garden Island, Sydney recently.

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Australian Red Cross Blood Service Community Relations Officer, Mrs Gina Tracey with Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics-Support Operations (ML-S) Toni Ralph at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Rockingham Donor Centre. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Stirling blood blitz This article has photo gallery

HMAS Stirling donors were rewarded with the ‘best biscuits in town’ for a bloody good job after rolling up their sleeves to spike Navy’s tallies during the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge.

Commanding Officer, Commander Carl Capper presents the participants of the second Women in Navy Technical Trades camp held at HMAS Cairns with certificates of achievement. (photo: Unknown)

Work Experience Program visits Cairns This article has photo gallery

Fourteen young Queensland women recently attended the Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp at HMAS Cairns and experienced life at sea onboard hydrographic ship, HMAS Melville.

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Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, both currently serving and those from the past, march in the Adelaide Anzac Day march. (photo: SGT Rob Hack)

South Australians remember service and sacrifice This article has photo gallery

The heavens opened with a downpour of rain as nearly five thousand people gathered in the pre-dawn light at the State War Memorial in Adelaide to begin this year’s Anzac commemorations.

HMAS Creswell conducts a dawn service overlooking Jervis Bay on Anzac Day. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Newest officers do tradition proud This article has photo gallery

It was a crisp and still Anzac Day morning as first light hit the shores of Jervis Bay, and approximately 2,000 visitors gathered for HMAS Creswell’s Anzac Day Dawn Service. 

Sport

The Anzac Challenge Cup is presented to the coach of the Australian Defence Force All-Stars, Sergeant Debono. (photo: SGT Robert Hack)

AFL All-Stars take home Anzac Challenge This article has photo gallery

Playing against traditional rivals the Australian Combined Emergency Services, in front of an estimated 12,000 people, the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules All-Stars men’s team has won the Anzac Challenge trophy for the fourth consecutive year.

Captain Nick Stoker clears the ball from a scrum during the Navy Old Salt's versus ACT Veterans rugby match in Canberra. (photo: Michael Thompson)

Old 'n' bold rugby builds resilience This article has photo gallery

Navy Old Salts turned out against the ACT Vets on 8 April, for a not so torrid 'Golden Oldies' rugby game as a curtain raiser to the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby Fixture in Canberra.