Section: Events

75th anniversary of loss of HMAS Nestor

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Captain Gavin Irwin, RAN, salutes after laying a wreath on behalf of Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, at the 75th memorial service held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Captain Gavin Irwin, RAN, salutes after laying a wreath on behalf of Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, at the 75th memorial service held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.

The lives of three Australian and one British sailor lost during the Second World War when HMAS Nestor was attacked have been honoured at a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney.

Darwin supports Invictus Games countdown

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His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales speaks with contenders competing in 2018 Invictus Games as he is escorted by the Royal Australian Navy around Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales speaks with contenders competing in 2018 Invictus Games as he is escorted by the Royal Australian Navy around Sydney Harbour.

It’s not often you get to brush shoulders with royalty, however, the ship’s company of HMAS Darwin was recently tasked with a very royal mission.

Navy’s future leaders complete initial training

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New Entry Officers' Course 56 during their graduation at HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

New Entry Officers' Course 56 during their graduation at HMAS Creswell.

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

Challenge to innovate arrives in Sydney

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(R-L) Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with Don Moloney at the Official Opening of the Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

(R-L) Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with Don Moloney at the Official Opening of the Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation.

Sydney’s Fleet Base East is now home to Navy’s very own innovation hub.

Joint Service Police Group launched

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Chief Of Staff ADHQ Brig Georgina Whelan, assisted by Acting Provost Martial Australian Defence Force Lieutenant Colonel Nick Surtees and Command Warrant Officer Joint Service Police Group Warrant Officer Naval Police Coxswain Shannon Power. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Of Staff ADHQ Brig Georgina Whelan, assisted by Acting Provost Martial Australian Defence Force Lieutenant Colonel Nick Surtees and Command Warrant Officer Joint Service Police Group Warrant Officer Naval Police Coxswain Shannon Power.

Military policing across the Australian Defence Force has a new moniker to better reflect the responsibilities of their modern role.

Immortalised in art – Navy’s gallant Warrant Officer

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Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, Warrant Officer Ben Sime, MG, Stacie Sime and Keith Payne, VC, appreciate the portrait of WO Sime which was revealed at the Centenary of Australian Naval Aviation Dinner Dance. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, Warrant Officer Ben Sime, MG, Stacie Sime and Keith Payne, VC, appreciate the portrait of WO Sime which was revealed at the Centenary of Australian Naval Aviation Dinner Dance.

One of Navy’s most highly decorated serving sailors has been honoured with a portrait by one of Australia’s leading military artists.

Navy Chief unveils south Brisbane memorial

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with veterans in front of the new memorial in Brisbane dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: CAPT Letitia Van Stralen)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with veterans in front of the new memorial in Brisbane dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy.

On 27 May the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, unveiled a new memorial in Brisbane dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy.

Nations combine to remember losses in Sydney Harbour

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Commander Surface Force, Commodore Chris Smith, CSM, RAN lays a wreath at the HMAS Kuttabul 75th Memorial service held at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Commander Surface Force, Commodore Chris Smith, CSM, RAN lays a wreath at the HMAS Kuttabul 75th Memorial service held at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

The ‘Battle for Sydney’ has been commemorated with a memorial service at Garden Island, Sydney, 75 years on from when Japanese forces again brought the Second World War to the Australian mainland.

Battles of Greece and Crete remembered in Sydney

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Second World War veteran Mr Alf Carpenter with Captain John Stavridis  at Martin Place in Sydney on completion of the Battle of Crete commemoration. (photo: Unknown)

Second World War veteran Mr Alf Carpenter with Captain John Stavridis at Martin Place in Sydney on completion of the Battle of Crete commemoration.

Approximately 500 people attended the wreath laying service for the commemorations for the 76th Anniversary of the Battles of Greece and Crete at the cenotaph in Sydney recently.

Skill at arms meet on target

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Australian Army officer Brigadier David Westphalen (left), Commander of 4th Brigade, awards Petty Officer Malcolm Day with the champion Navy shot award during the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting in Puckapunyal, Victoria, on 12 May 2017. (photo: CPL Nunu Campos)

Australian Army officer Brigadier David Westphalen (left), Commander of 4th Brigade, awards Petty Officer Malcolm Day with the champion Navy shot award during the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting in Puckapunyal, Victoria, on 12 May 2017.

An electronics technician has won the champion Navy shot at the annual Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting at Puckapunyal between 5-26 May.