Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)
On a calm day in the North Arabian Ocean, the ship’s company of HMAS Melbourne paused at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of November to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of Australia.
Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), St. John Paul II College (photographer)
Each Remembrance Day, the nation pauses to mark the anniversary of the guns of the Western Front falling silent after more than four years continuous warfare on 11 November 1918. The red poppies of the Western Front have become synonymous with remembrance and a symbol to remember all those who have died or suffered wars and armed conflicts.
Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)
On Saturday, 7 November, the City of Sydney’s namesake warship was decommissioned at a ceremony at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney. HMAS Sydney was farewelled from the Royal Australian Navy by her Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, along with 130 crew members and nearly 800 guests, including the Governor‑General and Minister for Defence.
Published on by Mr Ben Wickham (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)
Up to 350 current and former sailors and officers from Sydney’s own warship, HMAS Sydney, will parade up Macquarie Street in the city this Friday, 6 November. Officers and sailors will march through the main street with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, band playing and colours flying.