Section: Events

75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Armidale

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Captain Ainsley Morthorpe CSM, RAN, lays a wreath during the HMAS Armidale (I) 75th Anniversary commemorative service in Central Park, Armidale.  (photo: LSIS Kayla Hayes)

Captain Ainsley Morthorpe CSM, RAN, lays a wreath during the HMAS Armidale (I) 75th Anniversary commemorative service in Central Park, Armidale.

On the 75th anniversary of the final action of HMAS Armidale I, the Royal Australian Navy has again paused to mark the loss of 100 servicemen.

Young Endeavour races to 30th birthday

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Unknown (photographer)

STS Young Endeavour heading towards Fremantle Port after her year-long circumnavigation of the world in 2015. (photo: UNKNOWN)

STS Young Endeavour heading towards Fremantle Port after her year-long circumnavigation of the world in 2015.

The countdown is on as the Royal Australian Navy operated tall ship Young Endeavour approaches her 30th birthday, with celebrations planned in Sydney.

Navy helps develop new approach to women in conflict

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Attendees at the workshop hosted by the Australian Civil-Military Centre  consider the practical and ethical implications of women’s involvement in conflicts. (photo: Unknown)

Attendees at the workshop hosted by the Australian Civil-Military Centre consider the practical and ethical implications of women’s involvement in conflicts.

The Royal Australian Navy is helping to re-shape Australia’s approach to managing conflicts of all kinds, joining a special workshop held recently in Canberra. The role of women in conflict has become a key focus for Australian Defence Force planners, as they seek out ways to win over communities on the front line.

 

Navy’s newest leaders graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

The Passing out Parade marks the conclusion of the New Entry Officers' Course at HMAS Creswell. The day is the culmination of nineteen weeks of hard work and represents the completion of their non-specialist initial officer training. The new entry officers' are paraded as a guard on the Quarterdeck and marched past the Reviewing Officer in their ceremonial uniforms. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

The Passing out Parade marks the conclusion of the New Entry Officers' Course at HMAS Creswell. The day is the culmination of nineteen weeks of hard work and represents the completion of their non-specialist initial officer training. The new entry officers' are paraded as a guard on the Quarterdeck and marched past the Reviewing Officer in their ceremonial uniforms.

After five months of intensive training, Navy has graduated its newest group of officers from the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.

Anti-violence message shared in Shoalhaven

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Albatross personnel joined by Mr Liam Dooley from White Ribbon Australia recited the White Ribbon oath while standing along side White Ribbon silhouettes that represent women that have been affected by domestic violence. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Albatross personnel joined by Mr Liam Dooley from White Ribbon Australia recited the White Ribbon oath while standing along side White Ribbon silhouettes that represent women that have been affected by domestic violence.

Personnel at HMAS Albatross marked White Ribbon Day with a range of events highlighting their support for Defence's commitment to the campaign to end violence against women.

 

HMAS Penguin’s White Ribbon challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, with the overall female and male winners, Lieutenant Brie McConville and Lieutenant Rowan Walkers at the 39th annual White Ribbon Day Gate to Gate Fun Run held at HMAS Penguin.   (photo: LSIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, with the overall female and male winners, Lieutenant Brie McConville and Lieutenant Rowan Walkers at the 39th annual White Ribbon Day Gate to Gate Fun Run held at HMAS Penguin.

The 39th annual HMAS Penguin, White Ribbon Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk was fiercely contested at Middle Harbour in Sydney this week.

Navy Band performs for 330,000

Published on by CMDR Steve Dunning (author), Ben Crossley (photographer)

Acting Bandmaster RAN Band SA, POMUSN Tom Bastians with Donna Dimasi and pageant marshall Alex. (photo: Ben Crossley)

Acting Bandmaster RAN Band SA, POMUSN Tom Bastians with Donna Dimasi and pageant marshall Alex.

An estimated 330,000 people lined Adelaide streets recently to watch the annual Christmas pageant, the largest parade of its kind in the southern hemisphere, and South Australia’s traditional welcome to the festive season.

Moto-vember supports men’s health

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Alec Beerens stands in front of some of the bikes assembled for the 2017 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on 24 September in Canberra. (photo: Supplied)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Alec Beerens stands in front of some of the bikes assembled for the 2017 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on 24 September in Canberra.

If you were in Canberra in late September, you might have witnessed an odd sight – almost 200 smartly dressed motorcyclists riding their classic-style motorbikes.

Stamped in history - women in war

Published on by CPL Bill Solomau (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Able Seaman Medic (ABMED) Lillie Heymann from Joint Logistics Command, HMAS Cerberus (left), and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations (LSML-P) Zoraya Tibos, from Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus (right), hold the real 'Women in War' Stamps. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Able Seaman Medic (ABMED) Lillie Heymann from Joint Logistics Command, HMAS Cerberus (left), and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations (LSML-P) Zoraya Tibos, from Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus (right), hold the real 'Women in War' Stamps.

In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, Australia Post, with the assistance of five proud serving Australian Defence Force women, launched a ‘Women in War’ series of stamps on the steps of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

Huon’s Tassie homecoming

Published on by SBLT Liam Northend (author), LSNPC Dylan Kiehn (photographer)

Ship's Company of HMAS Huon prior to conducting a Freedom of Entry into Huonville. (photo: Unknown)

Ship's Company of HMAS Huon prior to conducting a Freedom of Entry into Huonville.

HMAS Huon capped off a South West Pacific deployment recently with the final of six port visits to Hobart, Tasmania, and her nearby namesake city of Huonville.