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Unknown sailor’s grave dedicated

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The Unknown Sailor of HMAS Goorangai at Williamstown Cemetery, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The Unknown Sailor of HMAS Goorangai at Williamstown Cemetery, Victoria.

Determination to remedy a job of expediency done during WWII resulted in an unknown sailor receiving a headstone on his previously unmarked grave at Williamstown on 24 April.

Chief of Navy meets with Grand Mufti of Australia

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN with the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed at a meeting in Fairfield, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN with the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed at a meeting in Fairfield, New South Wales.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN met with the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed in Sydney this week to discuss opportunities to assist the Royal Australian Navy and wider Australian Defence Force in the understanding of the Islamic tradition and culture.

Great sailor to be honoured at Last Post Ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author)

Members of Australia's Federation Guard conduct the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

Members of Australia's Federation Guard conduct the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Tonight at the Australian War Memorial, during the Last Post Ceremony, the story of Leading Aircrewman Noel Ervin Shipp will be read in honour of his sacrifice in the service of his country, Australia. His story will be read by Medal for Gallantry recipient, Chief Petty Officer Ben Sime. 

Aspirations for a bright future discussed at National Reconcilliation Week address

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale with keynote speaker Mr Jeremy Donovan at Australian National Reconciliation Week event in Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale with keynote speaker Mr Jeremy Donovan at Australian National Reconciliation Week event in Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Australian Defence Force has celebrated Australian National Reconciliation Week at its headquarters in Canberra with a keynote address by Mr Jeremy Donovan, a Kuku-Yalanji descendent from far North Queensland.

Australian veterans of secret conflict honoured

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Veterans of the Indonesian Confrontation from the National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association Australia Inc gather at Garden Island, Sydney after a ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of the Embarkation of HMAS Sydney (III) by Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Veterans of the Indonesian Confrontation from the National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association Australia Inc gather at Garden Island, Sydney after a ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of the Embarkation of HMAS Sydney (III) by Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel.

Senior Australian Defence Force personnel and veterans of the Indonesian Confrontation (1962-66) gathered at Garden Island, Sydney on Saturday to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Embarkation of Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel into HMAS Sydney (III), destined for Malaysia.

Navy commemorates centenary of arrival of first Australian submarines

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, says a few words at a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Australia's first submarines, AE1 and AE2, held at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, says a few words at a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Australia's first submarines, AE1 and AE2, held at Garden Island, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy celebrated the 100th anniversary of the arrival into Sydney of its first submarines, HMA Ships AE1 and AE2 on Saturday with a commemorative event at the Navy Heritage Centre in Sydney.

Tasmania commemorates 72nd anniversary of Battle of Coral Sea

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

A sea cadet from TS Derwent stands by to raise the flag while bugler Leading Seaman (LS) Miriam Norman plays the Last Post.  
The catafalque party from far left to right is LS Kirri-lee Brazendale, Petty Officer Jeoff Young and LS Shaun Ware. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

A sea cadet from TS Derwent stands by to raise the flag while bugler Leading Seaman (LS) Miriam Norman plays the Last Post. The catafalque party from far left to right is LS Kirri-lee Brazendale, Petty Officer Jeoff Young and LS Shaun Ware.

Navy Headquarters Tasmania personnel and the Tasmanian Contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band were an integral part of the 72nd anniversary commemoration of the Battle of the Coral Sea held at Hobart’s Cenotaph on Saturday 10 May 2014.

Students enjoy their fill of Navy traditions at mess dinner

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Students and teachers from local schools visited the Sir David Martin Mess at HMAS Penguin to experience a formal dinner within the traditions of the Royal Australian Navy. L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall RAN; Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle; Mosman High School student Max Alexander; School Principal Susan Wyatt; and student Alexandra Muir. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Students and teachers from local schools visited the Sir David Martin Mess at HMAS Penguin to experience a formal dinner within the traditions of the Royal Australian Navy. L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall RAN; Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle; Mosman High School student Max Alexander; School Principal Susan Wyatt; and student Alexandra Muir.

Sydney school students and teachers were treated to a night of fine dining at a traditional Naval Mess Dinner held by Royal Australian Navy Base, HMAS Penguin last night.

Veteran remembers Coral Sea Battle

Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Mr Gordon Johnson, retired Royal Australian Navy sailor and veteran of the Battle of the Coral Sea, passes by members of the Marine Rotational Force - Darwin before delivering his speech at the 2014 Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative service in Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Mr Gordon Johnson, retired Royal Australian Navy sailor and veteran of the Battle of the Coral Sea, passes by members of the Marine Rotational Force - Darwin before delivering his speech at the 2014 Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative service in Darwin.

Earlier this month, Mr Gordon Johnson was guest of honour at a commemorative service in Darwin to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Navy Band visits the Gold Coast

Published on by CPOMUSN Camille Martin (author and photographer)

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band performs at the Surfers Paradise Surf, Seafood and Symphony Festival.  (photo: CPO Camille Martin)

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band performs at the Surfers Paradise Surf, Seafood and Symphony Festival.

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band from Navy Headquarters South Queensland recently visited the Gold Coast over the weekend of 12 and 13 April for a tour of local festivals.