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