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Leyte Gulf veterans remembered 70 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, chats with Leyte Gulf veteran, Rear Admiral Maxwell Reed, AO, RAN (ret'd), at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, chats with Leyte Gulf veteran, Rear Admiral Maxwell Reed, AO, RAN (ret'd), at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Survivors of the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf gathered in Canberra recently to share memories and remember those who lost their lives in one of the greatest naval actions of the Second World War.

Submariners prepare to enter Fremantle

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, and the Mayor of Fremantle, Dr Brad Pettitt, hold the Freedom of Entry ceremonial scroll in the Fremantle Council Chambers, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, and the Mayor of Fremantle, Dr Brad Pettitt, hold the Freedom of Entry ceremonial scroll in the Fremantle Council Chambers, Western Australia.

As part of the Centenary of Submarines celebrations being held in November, the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force has received a centuries old honour from the Fremantle City Council.

Albatross ride to health

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Cyclists participating in Albatross' annual Ride2Work team, cycle through the gangway to HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Cyclists participating in Albatross' annual Ride2Work team, cycle through the gangway to HMAS Albatross.

Lycra was optional for the HMAS Albatross team who chose pedal power for their daily commute on Ride2work day, 16 October. The annual event promotes the health and financial benefits of commuting by bike and aims to inspire those who have never ridden to work before to give it a go and encourage the more frequent riders to keep at it.

Remembering Navy Women

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN (left), accompanied by Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Jayne Craig, RAN (right), with members of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service Association (from left), Mrs Elinor Swan, Mrs Judith Rowe and Mrs Jean Hysen at a service held at the WRANS Memorial, HMAS Harman, 18 October 2014. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN (left), accompanied by Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Jayne Craig, RAN (right), with members of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service Association (from left), Mrs Elinor Swan, Mrs Judith Rowe and Mrs Jean Hysen at a service held at the WRANS Memorial, HMAS Harman, 18 October 2014.

Women’s Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Navy members, both past and present, come together in October each year at HMAS Harman to remember and honour the sacrifices and accomplishments that women have made through their service to Australia.

HMAS Cairns Navy Week wrap up

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

HMAS Cairns Guard during a Ceremonial Sunset and Beat to Quarters at the Cenotaph for Cairns Navy Week 2014. (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

HMAS Cairns Guard during a Ceremonial Sunset and Beat to Quarters at the Cenotaph for Cairns Navy Week 2014.

During the second week of October, HMAS Cairns held its annual Navy Week highlighting an array of free events for members of the public around the Cairns area.

Trafalgar links Navy generations

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer)

A guard of Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy march during a Navy Ceremonial Sunset and Beat to Quarters ceremony the annual Trafalgar Mess Dinner. (photo: John Carroll)

A guard of Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy march during a Navy Ceremonial Sunset and Beat to Quarters ceremony the annual Trafalgar Mess Dinner.

Over 250 Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) experienced one of the highlights of the ADFA Calendar on 17 October, the Trafalgar Mess Dinner.

HMAS Larrakia commemorates Leyte Gulf Battle 70 years on

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

A sailor from HMAS Larrakia unveils the memorial to Australian Servicemen who lost their lives in the defence and liberation of the Philippines during World War II. From foreground: Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines, His Excellency Mr Bill Tweddell, General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Chief of Staff of the Armed forces of the Philippines, and Lieutenant Commander David McPherson, Commanding Officer HMAS Larrakia. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

A sailor from HMAS Larrakia unveils the memorial to Australian Servicemen who lost their lives in the defence and liberation of the Philippines during World War II. From foreground: Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines, His Excellency Mr Bill Tweddell, General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Chief of Staff of the Armed forces of the Philippines, and Lieutenant Commander David McPherson, Commanding Officer HMAS Larrakia.

Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Larrakia has honoured the 92 Australians who gave their lives during the liberation of the Philippines during World War Two, by participating in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Bridging the gap of awareness

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer), LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, amongst Defence personnel walking around Lake Burley Griffin in support of White Ribbon. 
  (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, amongst Defence personnel walking around Lake Burley Griffin in support of White Ribbon.

The largest White Ribbon accredited organisation, the Royal Australian Navy, continues to support Australia's campaign to stop violence against women.

Defence support to Albany Convoy Commemorative Event

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author)

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Defence has confirmed significant commitment to the first major Australian-based event for the Centenary of Anzac commemorations with Navy, Army and Air Force assets and personnel set to take part.

Navy farewells Governor of NSW

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, inspects members of the Australia’s Federation Guard during her official farewell ceremony held at Government House, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, inspects members of the Australia’s Federation Guard during her official farewell ceremony held at Government House, Sydney, NSW.

After 13 and a half years in office Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, the 37th Governor of New South Wales was officially farewelled from office by the people of NSW on 1 October.