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Japanese wartime widow finds peace in Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by Dr Tom Lewis (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Dr Tom Lewis, OAM, assists Members of the Ito family commit a bunch of flowers to sea in memory of Miyoko and Shinji Kawahara, after completing a dignified ceremony to lay to rest the ashes of Mrs Miyoko kawahara, the wife of WWII aircrew member Shinji Kawahara, who was shot down in action outside Darwin Harbour in 1943. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Dr Tom Lewis, OAM, assists Members of the Ito family commit a bunch of flowers to sea in memory of Miyoko and Shinji Kawahara, after completing a dignified ceremony to lay to rest the ashes of Mrs Miyoko kawahara, the wife of WWII aircrew member Shinji Kawahara, who was shot down in action outside Darwin Harbour in 1943.

A Japanese woman has laid her mother's ashes to rest in Darwin waters, in the same ocean where her father - shot down in 1943 in combat off the Northern Territory coast - lies with his Second World War Dinah aircraft.

The best of both worlds

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The Navy Team have successfully finished the 2015 NSW Bass Hill to Bunbury Variety Bash. After a car parade through the Main Street of Bunbury, the Variety Bash was met at the finish line at Leschnault Inlet Park by the Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia who entertained the excited Bashers and local public. Final totals of fundraising are yet to come in, but it is expected that $2 million will be close to being reached. (photo: Unknown)

The Navy Team have successfully finished the 2015 NSW Bass Hill to Bunbury Variety Bash. After a car parade through the Main Street of Bunbury, the Variety Bash was met at the finish line at Leschnault Inlet Park by the Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia who entertained the excited Bashers and local public. Final totals of fundraising are yet to come in, but it is expected that $2 million will be close to being reached.

The Navy Variety Bash team arrived in Bunbury on 10 August, after traversing the continent raising funds and awareness for Variety - the Children's Charity.

Stirling commemorates Centenary of Anzac

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, and members of the Navy Senior Leadership Group, along with Senior Sailors and Officers from HMAS Stirling attend the 100th Anniversary of Anzac Mess Dinner held in the Sir James Stirling Mess. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, and members of the Navy Senior Leadership Group, along with Senior Sailors and Officers from HMAS Stirling attend the 100th Anniversary of Anzac Mess Dinner held in the Sir James Stirling Mess.

HMAS Stirling has marked the Centenary of Anzac with a recent mess dinner attended by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, and members of Chief of Navy’s Senior Advisory Committee.

Navy gears up for Ocsober

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

'Healthy Harold' joins HMAS Stirling personel in the first training session for OCSOBER at the Stirling sports field.  (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

'Healthy Harold' joins HMAS Stirling personel in the first training session for OCSOBER at the Stirling sports field.

Royal Australian Navy personnel are again preparing to 'lose the booze' this October to raise money for children's education programs encouraging healthy lifestyles.

Gallipoli Campaign commemorated at Bledisloe Cup

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author)

Musician Fiona Wilkins, Australian Army Band sings the New Zealand National Anthem prior to the commencement of the first Bledisloe Cup as the commemorate one hundred years since the August Offensive at Gallipoli. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Musician Fiona Wilkins, Australian Army Band sings the New Zealand National Anthem prior to the commencement of the first Bledisloe Cup as the commemorate one hundred years since the August Offensive at Gallipoli.

Rugby fans on both sides of the Tasman paused to reflect on a century of sacrifice on 8 August, marking the anniversary of significant First World War battles before teams took to the pitch for the Bledisloe Cup.

V8 Supercars on show in Canberra

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author), Mark Horsburgh (photographer)

Come aboard with Chaz Mostert and Mark Winterbottom (photo: Mark Horsburgh)

Come aboard with Chaz Mostert and Mark Winterbottom

Australian Defence Force personnel might look twice when they arrive for work at Russell Offices in Canberra on 18 August, as there will be two new temporary carparks allocated to unique vehicles. With the closest race track almost 300 kilometres away, in Sydney, some might also wonder why there are two V8 supercars parked at Blamey Square.

Employers challenged in Western Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Simon Gourlay and  Defence Reserve Support Council - WA Chair Mr David Trench at the fire fighting grounds at HMAS Stirling as a part of the Employer Challenge Day. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Lieutenant Commander Simon Gourlay and Defence Reserve Support Council - WA Chair Mr David Trench at the fire fighting grounds at HMAS Stirling as a part of the Employer Challenge Day.

A group of employers have spent a day with Australian Defence Force Reservists at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island, learning about military life and the workplace benefits of employing Reservists.

Kicking goals for White Ribbon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jacob Kavanagh loses the ball to a sliding tackle during a HMAS Stirling vs Fleet soccer competition to raise money in conjunction with a barbeque for White Ribbon.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jacob Kavanagh loses the ball to a sliding tackle during a HMAS Stirling vs Fleet soccer competition to raise money in conjunction with a barbeque for White Ribbon.

HMAS Stirling personnel participated in sporting and social activities to support fundraising for the White Ribbon Organisation on 31 July.

Navy Nordic Ski and Biathlon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Scott Reynolds (author)

A member of the Royal Australian Navy team prepares to fire at the ADF Nordic Ski and Biathlon competition. (photo: Unknown)

A member of the Royal Australian Navy team prepares to fire at the ADF Nordic Ski and Biathlon competition.

The Australian Defence Force Nordic Ski and Biathlon competitors had their resilience tested as Mother Nature turned on extremes of wind-driven snow during Exercise Coolshot 2015. The annual competition, held at Mount Hotham, Victoria, combines the independent disciplines of Nordic Skiing and small bore sports rifle shooting into the challenging sport called Nordic Biathlon. 

Ice Hockey lesson at Penrith

Published on by LCPL Sebastian Beurich (author), SGT Ricky Fuller (photographer)

Lieutenant Benjamin Hanson-Murphy (black jersey) back checks the Bears attack during a friendly match against Sydney Bears. (photo: SGT Ricky Fuller)

Lieutenant Benjamin Hanson-Murphy (black jersey) back checks the Bears attack during a friendly match against Sydney Bears.

The New South Wales contingent of the Australian Defence Force Ice Hockey team took to the rink against the Sydney Bears on 17 July at the Penrith Ice Palace.