Despite the oft sung words in the national anthem, Australians live often detached from the reality that “…our home is girt by sea”. In Canberra on 30 January, senior Defence leaders gathered at the Australian War Memorial to help launch a book that highlights Australia’s reliance on sea trade and a formidable Navy to protect sea lanes and prosperity.
Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mr James McPherson (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy people spent time on Australia Day getting out into the community. From flag raising ceremonies to an Open Day, the Navy helped celebrate Australia and show how proud all Navy members are to protect Australia’s lifestyle and freedoms.
Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)
Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has joined Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Admiral Yutaka Murakawa, to commemorate the lives lost in the ‘Cowra Breakout’ during the Second World War.
Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author), Unknown (photographer)
While December marked the start of summer, rain and 12 degrees greeted families and friends of General Entry 348, Taylor Division on their graduation from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School on 8 December.