Section: Events

Birthday celebrations for Navy

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

In keeping with tradition Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN cuts the birthday cake with youngest member present Seaman Electronics Technician Clark Bilton from the Australian Federation Guard during the Royal Australian Navy's 117th birthday commemorations at Russell Offices Canberra. (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

In keeping with tradition Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN cuts the birthday cake with youngest member present Seaman Electronics Technician Clark Bilton from the Australian Federation Guard during the Royal Australian Navy's 117th birthday commemorations at Russell Offices Canberra.

Defence members across Australia, including those at sea on exercise, have taken a moment out of their busy days to celebrate Navy’s 117th birthday.

 

Navy marks its 117th birthday

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Navy’s 117th birthday commemorations take place at the Navy Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra  (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

Navy’s 117th birthday commemorations take place at the Navy Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra

The Royal Australian Navy has marked its 117th birthday with services and celebrations across the country. Navy members joined together at a commemorative service at the Royal Australian Navy Memorial in Canberra, at birthday barbeques and cake cuttings across the nation and overseas, including ships at sea on exercise and operation.

 

Navy Bridging Train remembered

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HMAS Cerberus Commanding Officer Captain Tim Standen, RAN, CSC lays a wreath in front of a new plaque dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne­.  (photo: LEUT Ryan Zerbe)

HMAS Cerberus Commanding Officer Captain Tim Standen, RAN, CSC lays a wreath in front of a new plaque dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne­.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s most unusual units - the last to leave the Gallipoli Peninsula - has been recognised during a small service in Melbourne.

 

Lost sailors remembered at annual memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, gives a brief history of the N-Class Destroyers during the HMAS Nizam 73rd anniversary memorial service at Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, gives a brief history of the N-Class Destroyers during the HMAS Nizam 73rd anniversary memorial service at Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia.

Sailors lost at sea from an N-Class destroyer have been remembered in an commemoration in Augusta, Western Australia.

Navy commemorates 76th anniversary of Bombing of Darwin

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), SGT Andrew Eddie (photographer)

(L-R) United States Marine Corps Major George Forbes III, Commanding Officer RAAF Darwin Wing Commander Stephen Parsons, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra Commander Viktor Pilicic, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Pickering of Headquarters Northern Command and Commander 1 Brigade Brigadier Matthew Pearse at the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin. (photo: SGT Andrew Eddie)

(L-R) United States Marine Corps Major George Forbes III, Commanding Officer RAAF Darwin Wing Commander Stephen Parsons, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra Commander Viktor Pilicic, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Pickering of Headquarters Northern Command and Commander 1 Brigade Brigadier Matthew Pearse at the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Navy personnel and a patrol boat from HMAS Coonawarra have taken part in commemorations to mark the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

 

Navy talks take time to remember sacrifice

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, (left) and Deputy Chief of Navy - France, Vice-amiral d’escadre Denis Béraud lay wreaths during the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, (left) and Deputy Chief of Navy - France, Vice-amiral d’escadre Denis Béraud lay wreaths during the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

The Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial has provided a poignant reminder of the close bond between the nations of Australia and France.

Queen's Baton flies high

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

Captain Fiona Sneath, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, holds the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton before departing on a Royal Australian Navy Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat to commence a leg of the relay across Shoalhaven River, Nowra. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Captain Fiona Sneath, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, holds the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton before departing on a Royal Australian Navy Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat to commence a leg of the relay across Shoalhaven River, Nowra.

Navy has provided special transport in the form of helicopter and Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat for the Queen’s Baton which is travelling around Australia in readiness for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

 

816 Squadron transports Commonwealth Games baton

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Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Anthony Savage (centre), Lieutenant Jordan Taylor (left) and Petty Officer Nicholas Lowe (right) will be centre stage for Navy in the Australian leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay. (photo: Dallas McMaugh)

Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Anthony Savage (centre), Lieutenant Jordan Taylor (left) and Petty Officer Nicholas Lowe (right) will be centre stage for Navy in the Australian leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay.

A MH-60R Romeo helicopter from 816 Squadron is about to play its part in the Australian leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay.

RAN Submarine COs recall Dunkirk Evacuation

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HMAS Dechaineux Commanding Officers past and present meet CDRE Peter Dechaineux (Rtd) - the son of CAPT E.F.V. Dechaineux, after whom HMAS Dechaineux was named. (L-R) CDRE Peter Scott, CAPT James Lybrand, CMDR Dan Sutherland, CDRE Peter Dechaineux (Retd), CMDR Ian Bray, CMDR Simon Rusiti. (photo: )

HMAS Dechaineux Commanding Officers past and present meet CDRE Peter Dechaineux (Rtd) - the son of CAPT E.F.V. Dechaineux, after whom HMAS Dechaineux was named. (L-R) CDRE Peter Scott, CAPT James Lybrand, CMDR Dan Sutherland, CDRE Peter Dechaineux (Retd), CMDR Ian Bray, CMDR Simon Rusiti.

Australia’s Submarine Squadron and the evacuation of British forces at Dunkirk during World War Two are unusual associates, but past and present have combined for one evening at Old Parliament House.

Young Endeavour celebrates 30 years

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

STS Young Endeavour arrives at Fleet Base East in Sydney on her 30th birthday. (photo: )

STS Young Endeavour arrives at Fleet Base East in Sydney on her 30th birthday.

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour celebrated 30 years of challenging and inspiring young Australians at Fleet Base East on Thursday 25 January 2018.