Section: Events

Smallest vessel draws the largest crowd at Milan 2014

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Ardent VI crew members embarked in HMAS Childers serve food at the Australian tent during Milan 2014 Food and Cultural display alongside Port Blair, India. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Ardent VI crew members embarked in HMAS Childers serve food at the Australian tent during Milan 2014 Food and Cultural display alongside Port Blair, India.

HMAS Childers may be the smallest international vessel at Milan 2014, but the Armidale Class Patrol boat drew the largest crowd at the food and cultural display in Port Blair, India.

Voyager remembered from HMAS Choules

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (author)

Catafalque party onboard HMAS Choules as part of the 50th anniversary of the HMAS Voyager (II) and HMAS Melbourne collision. (photo: AB Chantell Bianchi)

Catafalque party onboard HMAS Choules as part of the 50th anniversary of the HMAS Voyager (II) and HMAS Melbourne collision.

The Royal Australian Navy has held a moving commemorative service onboard HMAS Choules for over 200 survivors and families of the 82 brave souls who lost their lives when HMAS Voyager (II) and HMAS Melbourne (II) tragically collided off Jervis Bay on 10 February 1964.

HMAS Creswell hosts memorial church service for HMAS Voyager (II)

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (author)

The memorial church service for HMAS Voyager (II). (photo: AB Chantell Bianchi)

The memorial church service for HMAS Voyager (II).

A memorial church service was held at HMAS Creswell on Sunday, 9th February 2014, for over 100 families and survivors of the tragic collision on 10 February 1964 between HMAS Voyager (II) and HMAS Melbourne (II) which resulted in the loss of 82 lives.

A centenary of submarine service recognised

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Minister for Defence, the Hon David Johnston MP addresses the crowd at the Centenary of Submarines launch, hosted by the Submarine Institute Australia (SIA) and Submarine Association Australia (SAA) at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Minister for Defence, the Hon David Johnston MP addresses the crowd at the Centenary of Submarines launch, hosted by the Submarine Institute Australia (SIA) and Submarine Association Australia (SAA) at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The hundredth anniversary of submarines operating in the defence of Australia was marked by an event held at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney today.

816 Squadron confirms attendance at Australian Grand Prix

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

File Image: Ford Performance Racing cars with the support of an S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron at the Wilson Security Sandown 500 round of the 2013 V8 Supercar Championship at Sandown Raceway.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

File Image: Ford Performance Racing cars with the support of an S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron at the Wilson Security Sandown 500 round of the 2013 V8 Supercar Championship at Sandown Raceway.

The 2014 Australian Grand Prix is described as a place where power and glory come together so what better place to suit the highly capable Royal Australian Navy Seahawk helicopter than in Melbourne from 14–16 March this year.

Navy celebrates Australia Day with a day at the beach

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Amelia Bivolcheff discusses Navy with some interested people at the Sandy Bay Regatta, Tasmania. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Leading Seaman Amelia Bivolcheff discusses Navy with some interested people at the Sandy Bay Regatta, Tasmania.

Perfect weather attracted record crowds to Australia Day celebrations around Tasmania and the Royal Australian Navy was there to wave the flag at two of the island state’s largest events, A Day on the Beach in Kingston and the annual Sandy Bay Regatta.

Albatross shine’s at car show

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

People inspect the automotive eye candy at the Albatross Show'n'Shine held nearby HMAS Albatross in Nowra. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

People inspect the automotive eye candy at the Albatross Show'n'Shine held nearby HMAS Albatross in Nowra.

The HMAS Albatross Show’n’Shine provides vehicle enthusiasts with a chance to show off their prized cars and bikes in an event which is focused on family fun and raising funds for two charities, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and the Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group.

Navy Art and Photo Competition winners announced

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emma Williams (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN (right) and Director International Fleet Review, Captain Nick Bramwell, RAN (left) with the finalists of the 2013 International Fleet Review Art Competition at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN (right) and Director International Fleet Review, Captain Nick Bramwell, RAN (left) with the finalists of the 2013 International Fleet Review Art Competition at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy announced the winners of the International Fleet Review Fine Art and Photographic Competitions at an awards ceremony held at the Australian National Maritime Museum on Friday.

Taipans free to enter Goolwa

Published on by LCDR Dom Cooper (author), CPL David Gibbs (photographer)

The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, AC CS RANR (right) inspects 808 Squadron along with the mayor of Alexandrina Kym McHugh (in suit) and guard commander LEUT Colin McLeod (left). (photo: CPL David Gibbs)

The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, AC CS RANR (right) inspects 808 Squadron along with the mayor of Alexandrina Kym McHugh (in suit) and guard commander LEUT Colin McLeod (left).

54 members of 808 Squadron exercised their right to freedom of entry to Goolwa, South Australia over the weekend, carrying on a 26 year association of the Fleet Air Arm with the town.

72 years on - remembering HMAS Sydney (II)

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Representing the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Commander, Captain Guy Holthouse RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the loss of HMAS Sydney II, during a ceremony held at Martin Place, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Representing the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Commander, Captain Guy Holthouse RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the loss of HMAS Sydney II, during a ceremony held at Martin Place, Sydney.

A memorial and wreath laying service was held by the HMAS Sydney Association at the Cenotaph at Martin Place on 19 November, 2013 to mark the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Sydney (II).