Section: Events

A meaningful morning at Moreton

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Mrs Pamela King stands beside the recently unveiled plaque honouring her son the late Commander Lachlan King at his Memorial Garden at HMAS Moreton on the Brisbane River. (photo: )

Mrs Pamela King stands beside the recently unveiled plaque honouring her son the late Commander Lachlan King at his Memorial Garden at HMAS Moreton on the Brisbane River.

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Moreton gathered on the banks of the Brisbane River with dignitaries, veterans, friends and family on Wednesday 30 January, to observe a morning of significant events.

HMAS Patricia Cam remembered

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Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, RAN, speaks about the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam and attack upon the survivors by Japanese forces in 1943, during a memorial service at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, RAN, speaks about the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam and attack upon the survivors by Japanese forces in 1943, during a memorial service at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, NT.

Commander Navy Shore Force, Captain Stephen Bowater recently joined Top End Navy members as they paused to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam and the loss of nine lives.

Choules welcomes new Aussies with a spot of cricket on the Harbour

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Officers Lieutenant Commander Darren Puttock, Lieutenant Commander Adriaan Van Meeteren, Lieutenant Commander Louis Philippe Menard, Lieutenant Commander Dana Wall, and Lieutenant Commander Stephen Wall stand on the flight deck of HMAS Choules after being granted Australian Citizenship during a ceremony held on Sydney Harbour as part of the 2019 Australia Day Celebrations. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Officers Lieutenant Commander Darren Puttock, Lieutenant Commander Adriaan Van Meeteren, Lieutenant Commander Louis Philippe Menard, Lieutenant Commander Dana Wall, and Lieutenant Commander Stephen Wall stand on the flight deck of HMAS Choules after being granted Australian Citizenship during a ceremony held on Sydney Harbour as part of the 2019 Australia Day Celebrations.

HMAS Choules on Sydney Harbour proved to be the perfect backdrop to an Australia Day event to be remembered.

Celebrating the 2018 ADFA Graduation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), Michelle Kroll (photographer)

The Chief of Navy’s representative, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN presents Midshipman Sophie Wheen, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize. (photo: Michelle Kroll)

The Chief of Navy’s representative, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN presents Midshipman Sophie Wheen, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize.

ADFA held its annual Graduation Parade with Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC, (Retd) as the Reviewing Officer.

Focus on Pacific management

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Defence Assistant Secretary Pacific and Timor-Leste, Commodore Stephen Woodall, RAN, addresses the forum attended by Australian and New Zealand maritime advisors to Pacific nations. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Defence Assistant Secretary Pacific and Timor-Leste, Commodore Stephen Woodall, RAN, addresses the forum attended by Australian and New Zealand maritime advisors to Pacific nations.

Australian and New Zealand Navy members who provide advice and support to Pacific island nations operating patrol boats donated by Australia have attended a successful conference.

Navy officers prepare for Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Published on by LEUT Dean Gilbert (author), Bow Caddy Media (photographer)

The ‘Naval Group’ yacht participating in the Sydney to Hobart qualifying race ‘Bird Island Race’ where it placed fourth. (photo: Crosbie Lorimer)

The ‘Naval Group’ yacht participating in the Sydney to Hobart qualifying race ‘Bird Island Race’ where it placed fourth.

Three Royal Australian Navy personnel will be among the French-Australian crew of the 70 foot yacht ‘Naval Group’ entry in the 74th annual Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

First Guardian Class Patrol Boat handed over to PNG

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Chris Szumlanski (photographer)

Papua New Guinea Chief of Defence Force, Major General Gilbert Toropo, DMS, CBE, and Australian Chief of Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, shake hands during the signing of the certificate of transfer at the gifting ceremony of a Guardian Class Patrol Boat to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force held at Austal Australia Shipyard at Henderson in Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Chris Szumlanski)

Papua New Guinea Chief of Defence Force, Major General Gilbert Toropo, DMS, CBE, and Australian Chief of Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, shake hands during the signing of the certificate of transfer at the gifting ceremony of a Guardian Class Patrol Boat to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force held at Austal Australia Shipyard at Henderson in Western Australia.

The first of four new Guardian Class Patrol Boats was handed over to Papua New Guinea on Friday at a ceremony at Austal Ships, Henderson, Western Australia.

Navy’s founding father honoured

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), Lois Comeadow (photographer)

Assembled representatives from Navy and a number of Vice Admiral William Creswell’s descendants stand by his newly restored grave.  (photo: Lois Comeadow)

Assembled representatives from Navy and a number of Vice Admiral William Creswell’s descendants stand by his newly restored grave.

Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell, considered the ‘Father’ of the Royal Australian Navy, has been honoured with a small ceremony at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne.

Chief of Navy launches Bravo Zulu Volume 2

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre), Dr Ian Pfennigwerth RAN (Retd), and Mrs Elizabeth Pfennigwerth during the launch of Dr Pfennigwerth’s latest book, 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2, at the Bonshaw Mess, HMAS Harman, ACT. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre), Dr Ian Pfennigwerth RAN (Retd), and Mrs Elizabeth Pfennigwerth during the launch of Dr Pfennigwerth’s latest book, 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2, at the Bonshaw Mess, HMAS Harman, ACT.

Current and former Navy personnel gathered at HMAS Harman’s Bonshaw Mess this week for the launch of the second volume of Bravo Zulu.

RAN Band to set tone for Remembrance

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In front of the RAN Band  - Sydney, (left to right) RAN Director of Music, LCDR Steven Stanke, conductors LEUT Brian O’Kane, composer PO Martyn Hancock, former ABC broadcaster and author Mike Carlton, and conductor LEUT Matthew Klohs. (photo: )

In front of the RAN Band - Sydney, (left to right) RAN Director of Music, LCDR Steven Stanke, conductors LEUT Brian O’Kane, composer PO Martyn Hancock, former ABC broadcaster and author Mike Carlton, and conductor LEUT Matthew Klohs.

The Royal Australian Navy Band will perform two special concerts commemorating Remembrance Day.