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Huon helps Lord Howe Island mark a milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica O’Brien (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Huon's Ship's Company mark the 226th anniversary of the founding of Lord Howe Island with a parade and ceremony at the Island's Cenotaph. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Huon's Ship's Company mark the 226th anniversary of the founding of Lord Howe Island with a parade and ceremony at the Island's Cenotaph.

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.

Yarra sailor’s love of Navy continued by kin

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author)

Lieutenant Commander Tor Sorensen takes a moment to reflect on his Great Uncle, James Edward Lye, at the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry Investiture Ceremony held at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria.  (photo: Able Seaman Tom Gibson)

Lieutenant Commander Tor Sorensen takes a moment to reflect on his Great Uncle, James Edward Lye, at the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry Investiture Ceremony held at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria.

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. 

Brave crew recognised for extraordinary acts of gallantry in 1942

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kate Mathias (author)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, inspects a Royal Guard from HMAS Cerberus accompanied by the Royal Guard Commander, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold RAN during the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry Investiture Ceremony  held at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria.  (photo: Able Seaman Tom Gibson)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, inspects a Royal Guard from HMAS Cerberus accompanied by the Royal Guard Commander, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold RAN during the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry Investiture Ceremony held at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria.

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.

ADFA farewells Governor-General at CDF Parade

Published on by MIDN Luke Richmond (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Chief of Defence Force, General David Hurley, AC, DSC, and the Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO, exchange a handshake at the 2014 Chief of Defence Force Parade. (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

Chief of Defence Force, General David Hurley, AC, DSC, and the Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO, exchange a handshake at the 2014 Chief of Defence Force Parade.

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.

Sailor remembered by generations

Published on by LCDR Angella Hillis (author), Mr Lachlan Grant (Australian War Memorial) (author), CPL Nick Wiseman (photographer)

Four generations of the Naismith family with Naval links in each generation visited the Australian War Memorial as part of the HMAS Perth and Last Post ceremonies. (photo: CPL Nick Wiseman)

Four generations of the Naismith family with Naval links in each generation visited the Australian War Memorial as part of the HMAS Perth and Last Post ceremonies.

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.

The Chief reflects on Navy's 113th birthday

Published on by LEUT Kate Mathias (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN cuts the cake with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jake Hiep for the Royal Australian Navy's 113th birthday celebration held at HMAS Harman, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN cuts the cake with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jake Hiep for the Royal Australian Navy's 113th birthday celebration held at HMAS Harman, Canberra.

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.

Navy leads the way at Mardi Gras

Published on by WO Stuart O'Brien (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy division leads the Australian Defence Force contingent in the 2014 Sydney Mardi Gras parade.

 (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

The Royal Australian Navy division leads the Australian Defence Force contingent in the 2014 Sydney Mardi Gras parade.

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.

Loss of HMAS Perth remembered

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Nick Wiseman (photographer)

Navy Chaplain Cornelis Bosch addresses the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait. (photo: CPL Nick Wiseman)

Navy Chaplain Cornelis Bosch addresses the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait.

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.

100 years of submarines

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E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea. (photo: Unknown. Image sourced from the Naval Historical Collection.)

E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea.

A hundred years ago today, the very first submarines were commissioned into service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Darwin bombing remembered

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LAC Terry Hartin (photographer)

(L-R) Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin RAN, Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, Commanding Officer No.13 Squadron RAAF Base Darwin, Wing Commander Wes Perrett and Commander 1st Brigade, Brigadier John Frewen lay wreaths at the 72nd Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin commemorative service at the Darwin Cenotaph. (photo: LAC Terry Hartin)

(L-R) Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin RAN, Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, Commanding Officer No.13 Squadron RAAF Base Darwin, Wing Commander Wes Perrett and Commander 1st Brigade, Brigadier John Frewen lay wreaths at the 72nd Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin commemorative service at the Darwin Cenotaph.

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.