Section: Events

Silent service remembers sailors lost at sea

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Serving and ex-serving members and the general public gathered at the Rockingham Naval Memorial Park for the 30th anniversary of the loss of Able Seaman Underwater Controller Submarines Hugh Markcrow and Seaman Underwater Controller Damien Humphreys whom were both lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Serving and ex-serving members and the general public gathered at the Rockingham Naval Memorial Park for the 30th anniversary of the loss of Able Seaman Underwater Controller Submarines Hugh Markcrow and Seaman Underwater Controller Damien Humphreys whom were both lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.

A squally Careening Bay bounded past and present members of the Navy family, who stood shoulder-to-shoulder to mark the 30th anniversary of the loss of two Australian submariners lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.

75th Anniversary of the loss of HMAS Canberra (I)

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABCSO Belinda Porter (photographer)

The stricken Canberra following the action at Savo Island. After being struck by at least two Japanese torpedoes and numerous enemy salvos, she was deemed unsalvagable and consequently evacuated and sunk off Savo Island on 9 August 1942. This stretch of water is now known as Iron Bottom Sound after 32 Allied ships were sunk there during WWII. (photo: Unknown)

The stricken Canberra following the action at Savo Island. After being struck by at least two Japanese torpedoes and numerous enemy salvos, she was deemed unsalvagable and consequently evacuated and sunk off Savo Island on 9 August 1942. This stretch of water is now known as Iron Bottom Sound after 32 Allied ships were sunk there during WWII.

The Royal Australian Navy has remembered the loss of HMAS Canberra (I) with a commemorative service over her final resting place in waters off the Solomon Islands.

Conduct of joint operations hits high note

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT David Coit (author), Unknown (photographer)

Assistant Musical Director United States Marine Corps ‘The Presidents Own’, Captain Ryan J. Nowlan, conducts the RAN Band. (photo: Unknown)

Assistant Musical Director United States Marine Corps ‘The Presidents Own’, Captain Ryan J. Nowlan, conducts the RAN Band.

Musical cooperation between two countries could not have been stronger when two conductors shared conducting duties on stage with the Royal Australian Navy Band at the recent Maryborough Music Conference held in Queensland during early July.

Multiple medics graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Wodonga TAFE General Manager Mr Graham Hart presents Seaman Peter George with the Education and Training award for his performance on the ADF Medical Course 0017 at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Wodonga TAFE General Manager Mr Graham Hart presents Seaman Peter George with the Education and Training award for his performance on the ADF Medical Course 0017 at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has hosted the graduation of the inaugural Australian Defence Force Medical Course, held at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School and the Australian Defence Force Medic Course graduated from the Army School of Health at Latchford Barracks in Victoria.

Testing put subs on target

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author)

United States submarines docked in Fremantle during the Second World War. (photo: Unknown)

United States submarines docked in Fremantle during the Second World War.

A little-known event that helped turn the tide of the Pacific War was quietly commemorated 75 years on in Albany on 20 June.

Migrant who died for new country honoured

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Charanpreet Anand, of HMAS Adelaide, lays a wreath during the ceremony for Private Saran Singh. (photo: SGT David Morely)

Leading Seaman Aviation Charanpreet Anand, of HMAS Adelaide, lays a wreath during the ceremony for Private Saran Singh.

A Navy member has paid tribute to a Sikh Anzac killed in action at Messines Ridge, Flanders, on 10 June 1917, at a ceremony at Government House in Adelaide.

End of Assistance Mission marked in Honiara

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LS Mark Eaton (photographer)

A bird's eye view of Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Diamantina in the Solomon Islands. (photo: Unknown)

A bird's eye view of Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Diamantina in the Solomon Islands.

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands came to a close on 30 June after nearly 14 years of assistance provided to the Solomon Islands Government.

Harman helps with home-like holiday

This article has photo gallery Published on by POML-S Rebecca Wotherspoon (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Alison Westwood, RAN, pictured with both teams presenting the USA team captain with a plaque to mark the occasion. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Alison Westwood, RAN, pictured with both teams presenting the USA team captain with a plaque to mark the occasion.

Canberra base, HMAS Harman celebrated 4th July – Independence Day, with some of the team of American servicemen and women deployed as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

Penguin celebrates in style

Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN (right), Ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden (centre) and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland (left) cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN (right), Ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden (centre) and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland (left) cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has marked 75 years of service with a celebration onboard and a community engagement ceremonial sunset and dinner.

Freedom of Entry for HMAS Cairns

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOB Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The CO of HMAS Cairns leading the Officers and Ships Company through the streets of Cairns during the Freedom Of Entry as part of navy week celebrations in Far North Queensland. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

The CO of HMAS Cairns leading the Officers and Ships Company through the streets of Cairns during the Freedom Of Entry as part of navy week celebrations in Far North Queensland.

With swords drawn and colours flying, more than 150 officers and ship’s company from HMAS Cairns exercised their Freedom of Entry marching through the streets of Cairns.