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Passing of RADM David Guy Holthouse AO RAN (RETD)

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RADM David Guy Holthouse AO RAN (RETD) (photo: )

RADM David Guy Holthouse AO RAN (RETD)

The Royal Australian Navy is saddened to hear of the passing of Rear Admiral David Guy Holthouse on Friday, 31 May 2013.

The funeral service for RADM Holthouse will take place at 11am Friday, 7 June 2013 at St Andrew's Anglican Church, Elrington Street, Braidwood.

On behalf of those currently serving and the broader Navy family, sincere condolences are extended to RADM Holthouse's family at this difficult time.

Passing of CMDR Ralph MacDonald AM RANR

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CMDR Ralph MacDonald AM RANR

Navy is saddened to hear of the passing of Commander Ralph MacDonald on Saturday, 1 June 2013.

The funeral service for CMDR MacDonald will be held at 1pm Thursday, 6 June 2013 at the Memorial Chapel of Saint George the Martyr, HMAS Watson. Uniform for the funeral is W2 with Mourning Brassards.

On behalf of those currently serving and the broader Navy family, sincere condolences are extended to CMDR MacDonald's family at this difficult time.

Keynote Address kicks off National Reconciliation Week celebrations at Defence

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At the Keynote Address for National Reconciliation Week 2013: (L-R) Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Ray Rosendale (Western Sunset Clan of the Gugu Yalanji people); Mr Alex Shain from Reconciliation Australia; acting Deputy Secretary of Defence People Group, Phi (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

At the Keynote Address for National Reconciliation Week 2013: (L-R) Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Ray Rosendale (Western Sunset Clan of the Gugu Yalanji people); Mr Alex Shain from Reconciliation Australia; acting Deputy Secretary of Defence People Group, Phi

Defence kicked off National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrations in Canberra with an inaugural Keynote Address, delivered this year by Army Australian Defence Force Academy Officer Cadet Thomas Boase, himself a member of the Wakka Wakka people from Brisbane. The title of the address was 'Let's Talk Recognition.'

Latest Aircrewmen get their wings

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Commodore Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN stands with Leading Seaman Aircrewman Richard Clark and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Damien Wallace on conclusion of the Aircrewman Rotary Course 06 graduation ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum on 23 May 2013. (photo: LS Yuri Ramsey)

Commodore Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN stands with Leading Seaman Aircrewman Richard Clark and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Damien Wallace on conclusion of the Aircrewman Rotary Course 06 graduation ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum on 23 May 2013.

It was an exciting day for the Royal Australian Navy’s latest Aircrewman graduates, Richard Clark and Damien Wallace, when they were both presented with their Aircrewman wings and promoted to the rank of Leading Seaman in a ceremony at Nowra’s Fleet Air Arm Museum.