HMAS Huon anchored in the approaches to the lagoon of Lord Howe Island yesterday. This day marks the moment when Lieutenant Henry Ligbird Ball and members of the Ship’s Company of HMS Supply founded the island 226 years ago.
When Lieutenant Commander Tor Sorensen watched the Chief of Navy accept a Unit Citation for Gallantry on behalf of the crew of HMAS Yarra II yesterday, he reflected on his Great Uncle's extraordinary acts of gallantry and his own reasons for joining the Navy.
The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy today accepted a Unit Citation for Gallantry from the Governor General of Australia on behalf of the crew of HMAS Yarra II, who were awarded the honour in recognition of their extraordinary acts of gallantry in action in 1942.
On Saturday, the Australian Defence Force Academy held its annual Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) Parade. The CDF Parade is significant to the Academy as it formally welcomes and inducts first year Midshipmen and Officer Cadets into the Academy undergraduate body.
Friday evening at the Australian War Memorial, Mechanician (MECH) Robert Naismith who was killed in action during World War II at the Battle of Sunda Strait was honoured by four generations of his family during the Last Post ceremony.
As Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Ray Griggs AO CSC RAN addressed a reception in honour of Navy's 113th birthday, he reminded all those in uniform that it is a day to remember Navy's heritage.
The Defence contingent in the 2014 Mardi Gras parade, led by Captain Christine Clarke, RAN, Director of Navy People Policy, has taken to the streets of Sydney to participate in the iconic festival. CAPT Clarke, a strong supporter of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans-Gender, Intersex (LGBTI) community, has participated since 2008 and last year led the first official Navy contingent.
Two of just six surviving members of HMAS Perth (I), together with descendants of other Perth sailors and Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen RAN gathered at the Australian War Memorial today to commemorate the ship’s loss 72 years ago.
A hundred years ago today, the very first submarines were commissioned into service in the Royal Australian Navy.
Royal Australian Navy personnel stood side by side their United States counterparts yesterday in commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Darwin, which occured on 19 February 1942.