Topic: Anzac Day
Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Thomas Beddome grew up in rural Eudunda, on the outskirts of the Barossa Valley approximately 100 kilometres northeast of Adelaide, an area renowned for producing fine wine, golden crops and livestock, never envisaging he would end up living on a ship.
Anzac Day this year was the first time Leanne and Greg Codner had seen their three children together in uniform, making the commemorations in Western Australia effectively a family reunion for the travelling pair who are travelling around Australia in a motor-home.
After travelling more than 200,000 kilometres during its 20-month tenure, the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience closed in Sydney on 27 April.
In her final year of service, members of HMAS Darwin’s ship’s company have seized the opportunity to reinforce links with her namesake city.
More than 2,000 people stood alongside the crew of hydrographic ship HMAS Leeuwin in Port Lincoln for Anzac Day commemorations, and with that level of enthusiasm, no wonder the ship’s company departed with some in tow.
The crew of HMAS Success have been preparing to sail for the upcoming exercises, but still managed to find time to raise funds for their primary charity, RSL DefenceCare.
The ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle was overwhelmed by a show of enthusiasm and public support during a recent visit to their namesake city.
United States Command and General Staff College students have crossed continents and oceans to visit counterparts in Canberra in an exchange program designed to strengthen relationships at the working-level across Allied nations.
Across Australia and the Tasman, Australian Navy personnel were on hand for Anzac commemorations, ranging from school visits and dawn services, to moments of personal reflection.
During 2017 the Royal Australian Navy will pause to commemorate a number of significant 75th anniversaries as it focuses on what was, arguably, the Navy’s darkest year - 1942.