Section: Events

Exchange of ideas for future Allied commanders

Published on by MAJ Tania Donovan (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Students from the United States Command and General Staff College visit the Australian War Memorial while on an exchange at the Australia Command and Staff Course, Canberra, Australia. April 24, 2017. (photo: Unknown)

Students from the United States Command and General Staff College visit the Australian War Memorial while on an exchange at the Australia Command and Staff Course, Canberra, Australia. April 24, 2017.

United States Command and General Staff College students have crossed continents and oceans to visit counterparts in Canberra in an exchange program designed to strengthen relationships at the working-level across Allied nations.

Fleet Air Arm showcases Wings

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author and photographer)

Squirrel Pairs Display Team in action at Wings Over Illawarra 2017. (photo: LEUT Andrew Herring)

Squirrel Pairs Display Team in action at Wings Over Illawarra 2017.

The aircraft, capabilities and people of the Fleet Air Arm were in full flight before a 30,000 strong crowd at Illawarra Regional Airport near Wollongong, New South Wales for Wings Over Illawarra on 6-7 May.

Dutch day of remembrance in Australia’s capital

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Phillip Cullinan (author and photographer), LSML-C Nadav Harel (photographer)

Chief of Navy representative, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, Dutch veteran Mr Lou Westende and Colonel Harold Jacobs, Defence Attach� at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on completion of the Netherlands Remembrance Day service held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Chief of Navy representative, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, Dutch veteran Mr Lou Westende and Colonel Harold Jacobs, Defence Attach� at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on completion of the Netherlands Remembrance Day service held in Canberra.

As many Australians were focussed on the Battle of the Coral Sea, the enduring Dutch-Australian defence relationship was also commemorated at Russell Offices on 4 May with a Netherlands Remembrance Day service in Canberra. 

A moment of quiet contemplation for Coral Sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author)

(L to R) CO Western Australian University Regiment, LTCOL Natalie Wigg, CO No. 25 Squadron, WGCDR Brett Mitchell, XO HMAS Stirling, CMDR Milton Treeby, RAN, and The Dean of Perth, Richard Pengelley, observe a minute's silence. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

(L to R) CO Western Australian University Regiment, LTCOL Natalie Wigg, CO No. 25 Squadron, WGCDR Brett Mitchell, XO HMAS Stirling, CMDR Milton Treeby, RAN, and The Dean of Perth, Richard Pengelley, observe a minute's silence.

A lone piper led a wreath-laying party past the Flame of Remembrance to the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Anzac ties that bind

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABMT Charles Morrow (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (author), Miss Shehana Friday (photographer)

Lieutenant Danielle Britton, Petty Officer Hydrographic Surveying Mathew Britton and Leading Seaman Hydrographic Surveying Jessica Bishop. (photo: Miss Shehana Friday)

Lieutenant Danielle Britton, Petty Officer Hydrographic Surveying Mathew Britton and Leading Seaman Hydrographic Surveying Jessica Bishop.

Across Australia and the Tasman, Australian Navy personnel were on hand for Anzac commemorations, ranging from school visits and dawn services, to moments of personal reflection.

Yachtsmen plaque dedicated at Memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017.

With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

 (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017. With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

The gritty persistence of a Melbourne historian to have a forgotten group of Second World War sailors recognised finally paid off when a plaque was dedicated to them at the Australian War Memorial on 4 May.

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.