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Navy speaks at NAIDOC week celebrations

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Able Seaman Kristy Brown from HMAS Albatross speaks at the NAIDOC Week Launch at Shoalhaven Council Administration Centre. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Able Seaman Kristy Brown from HMAS Albatross speaks at the NAIDOC Week Launch at Shoalhaven Council Administration Centre.

Able Seaman Kristy Brown of HMAS Albatross was a guest speaker at the launch of Shoalhaven City Council’s NAIDOC celebrations this week.
 
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

Royal Navy’s most advanced warship is on the way

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Lieutenant Rob 'Kerry' Packer from the Royal Navy visits the Heritage Centre at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney. Lieutenant Rob Packer is the United Kingdom's Liason Officer for the International Fleet Review. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Lieutenant Rob 'Kerry' Packer from the Royal Navy visits the Heritage Centre at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney. Lieutenant Rob Packer is the United Kingdom's Liason Officer for the International Fleet Review.

The Royal Navy are delighted to confirm they are sending one of their most advanced warships, the destroyer HMS Daring, to represent the UK at the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review (IFR) this October.

Navy well represented at Reserve Forces Day in Tasmania

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CMDR Stacey Porter of NHQ Tasmania delivers the key-note address to an audience of supporters during Reserve Forces Day in Tasmania on 7 July 2013. (photo: Daryl Peebles)

CMDR Stacey Porter of NHQ Tasmania delivers the key-note address to an audience of supporters during Reserve Forces Day in Tasmania on 7 July 2013.

Tasmania’s observance of Reserve Forces Day consisted of a parade at Kings Park followed by a luncheon at Paterson Barracks, Launceston on Sunday 7 July 2013.

HMAS Cerberus Supports Reserve Forces Day

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Commander John Goss, AM, RANR escorts Major General The Hon. Justice Greg Garde AO, RFD to the Navy contingent for inspection during the Reserve Forces Day March at The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Victoria.  (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Commander John Goss, AM, RANR escorts Major General The Hon. Justice Greg Garde AO, RFD to the Navy contingent for inspection during the Reserve Forces Day March at The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Victoria.

In support of the Reserve Forces Day March on Sunday 7th of July 2013, HMAS Cerberus provided a Tri-Service Colour Party and Unarmed Contingent.

Fleet Air Arm to Wow Australia

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The International Fleet Review (IFR) livery applied to a AS-350BA Squirrel helicopter for its role during the IFR in October 2013. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

The International Fleet Review (IFR) livery applied to a AS-350BA Squirrel helicopter for its role during the IFR in October 2013.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA) will play a spectacular role in the International Fleet Review (IFR) from 3 – 11 October 2013 which includes a combined flypast above more than 40 ships for the salute on Sydney Harbour.

Top Birthday for HQ Northern Command

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Chief of Staff, GPCAPT William 'K9' Kourelakos and ABCIS Kiani Freeman cut the cake to the celebrate the 25th birthday of the joint Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin.



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Chief of Staff, GPCAPT William 'K9' Kourelakos and ABCIS Kiani Freeman cut the cake to the celebrate the 25th birthday of the joint Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin. On the 1st of July 1988 the Headquarters Northern Command (HQNORCOM) was st

Top End Defence personnel have celebrated the 25th birthday of the Joint Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin.

100 Years Since HMAS Sydney (I) commissions

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Mr James Glossop, member of HMAS Sydney Association the son of the Commissioning Commanding Officer of HMAS Sydney I at the HMAS Sydney I commemorative 100th memorial at Mosman RSL Club in Sydney  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez  )

Mr James Glossop, member of HMAS Sydney Association the son of the Commissioning Commanding Officer of HMAS Sydney I at the HMAS Sydney I commemorative 100th memorial at Mosman RSL Club in Sydney

26 June 2013 marked a very special day for the many men and women who have served in a Royal Australian Navy Ship bearing the name of Sydney, as it marked 100 years since the Commissioning of the very first ship of this name.

Increased Naval Movements Around Garden Island

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AUS 202 Garden Island Naval Waters Buoy Movements (photo: )

AUS 202 Garden Island Naval Waters Buoy Movements

Residents and users of Sydney Harbour may observe increased ship movements around Garden Island, as the Royal Australian Navy prepares for the International Fleet Review and the transition to a new Fleet of ships.

HMAS Harman’s Sapphire Jubilee

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Members of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) swab the decks at HMAS Harman in 1945. (photo: )

Members of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) swab the decks at HMAS Harman in 1945.

It’s almost 70 years since Royal Australian Navy Wireless/Transmitting Station Canberra commissioned as HMAS Harman on 01 July 1943.

In the early 1920s, the Australian Commonwealth Naval Board recommended the establishment of strategic wireless stations in Canberra and Darwin. Canberra was as its distance from the coast was reduced the likelihood of enemy attack, with the RAN Wireless/Transmitting Station, Canberra, starting operations on April 20, 1939.

HMAS Waterhen I Commemorated

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Serving members of HMAS Waterhen attended the Commemoration Service, 72nd Anniversary of the sinking of 'W' Class Destroyer at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Serving members of HMAS Waterhen attended the Commemoration Service, 72nd Anniversary of the sinking of 'W' Class Destroyer at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney.

Royal Australian Navy personnel gathered at HMAS Waterhen on Friday 27 June, to commemorate the first RAN ship lost due to enemy action in World War II, HMAS Waterhen I.