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Coral Sea commemorated

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Chaplain Ian Lindsay lead VIPs, guests and ship's company of HMAS Choules in the Naval Prayer at the commemoration for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Chaplain Ian Lindsay lead VIPs, guests and ship's company of HMAS Choules in the Naval Prayer at the commemoration for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Australian Navy amphibious ship, HMAS Choules became the focus for commemorative activities for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea as she positioned herself in the waters of the conflict off Townsville on 1 May.

Newest officers do tradition proud

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Al Trent (author), CMDR Nyree Cornelius (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Creswell conducts a dawn service overlooking Jervis Bay on Anzac Day. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Creswell conducts a dawn service overlooking Jervis Bay on Anzac Day.

It was a crisp and still Anzac Day morning as first light hit the shores of Jervis Bay, and approximately 2,000 visitors gathered for HMAS Creswell’s Anzac Day Dawn Service. 

South Australians remember service and sacrifice

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), SGT Rob Hack (photographer)

Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, both currently serving and those from the past, march in the Adelaide Anzac Day march. (photo: SGT Rob Hack)

Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, both currently serving and those from the past, march in the Adelaide Anzac Day march.

The heavens opened with a downpour of rain as nearly five thousand people gathered in the pre-dawn light at the State War Memorial in Adelaide to begin this year’s Anzac commemorations.

Malaysian services reflect significant ties

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author)

People lay wreaths and poppies at the Dawn Service at Malaysia’s national monument, Tugu Negara, in Kuala Lumpur. (photo: Unknown)

People lay wreaths and poppies at the Dawn Service at Malaysia’s national monument, Tugu Negara, in Kuala Lumpur.

Anzac Day services have been held across Malaysia, one of Australia’s most important defence partners in the region.

Vice Chief addresses National Ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samuel Penfold (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), Jay Cronan (photographer)

On an appropriately gloomy Canberra day, Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs made the national address at the Australian War Memorial Anzac Day Ceremony today. (photo: Jay Cronan)

On an appropriately gloomy Canberra day, Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs made the national address at the Australian War Memorial Anzac Day Ceremony today.

On an appropriately gloomy Canberra day, Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs made the national address at the Australian War Memorial Anzac Day Ceremony today.

Navy Chief represents in Gallipoli

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Paul McCallum (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, delivers the Ode of Remembrance at the Lone Pine commemorative service in Gallipoli. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, delivers the Ode of Remembrance at the Lone Pine commemorative service in Gallipoli.

As the sun rose over the Gallipoli Peninsula on Anzac Day, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett reflected on the sacrifices of all Australian service personnel who have served the nation, and those who continue to serve today.

Beating the drum for King Island

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The Royal Australian Navy performs in Queenstown, Tasmania, on Anzac Day 2016. (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy performs in Queenstown, Tasmania, on Anzac Day 2016.

The Royal Australian Navy Band Tasmania will be representing the Australian Defence Force at King Island, off the north-west coast of Tasmania, for Anzac Day this year.

Cadets tour HMAS Darwin

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Australian Navy Cadets pose for a photo on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin, following a tour of the ship. (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

Australian Navy Cadets pose for a photo on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin, following a tour of the ship.

More than 50 Australian Navy Cadets and staff experienced HMAS Darwin’s capability first hand when the group visited the warship alongside Garden Island, Sydney recently.

Anzac Day commemorations planner

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More than 10,000 people attended the 2016 dawn service in the Victorian coastal town of Torquay, one of the largest dawn services outside our capital cities. (photo: Unknown)

More than 10,000 people attended the 2016 dawn service in the Victorian coastal town of Torquay, one of the largest dawn services outside our capital cities.

Anzac Day is the day we commemorate the service of all men and women who have served in the Australian Defence Force and remember those who have made the supreme sacrifice. For those of you planning to attend Dawn Services or commemorations, there is likely a Navy contingent nearby.

Indigenous service saluted at AWM

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Visitors attended the Australian War Memorial for an indigenous smoking ceremony, which marked the completion of the reconstructive works. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Visitors attended the Australian War Memorial for an indigenous smoking ceremony, which marked the completion of the reconstructive works.

A smoking ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial in late March marked the completion of major reconstructive works in the commemorative area, highlighting links to country, service and sacrifice.