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HMAS Harman’s Sapphire Jubilee

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Members of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) swab the decks at HMAS Harman in 1945. (photo: )

Members of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) swab the decks at HMAS Harman in 1945.

It’s almost 70 years since Royal Australian Navy Wireless/Transmitting Station Canberra commissioned as HMAS Harman on 01 July 1943.

In the early 1920s, the Australian Commonwealth Naval Board recommended the establishment of strategic wireless stations in Canberra and Darwin. Canberra was as its distance from the coast was reduced the likelihood of enemy attack, with the RAN Wireless/Transmitting Station, Canberra, starting operations on April 20, 1939.

HMAS Waterhen I Commemorated

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Serving members of HMAS Waterhen attended the Commemoration Service, 72nd Anniversary of the sinking of 'W' Class Destroyer at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Serving members of HMAS Waterhen attended the Commemoration Service, 72nd Anniversary of the sinking of 'W' Class Destroyer at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney.

Royal Australian Navy personnel gathered at HMAS Waterhen on Friday 27 June, to commemorate the first RAN ship lost due to enemy action in World War II, HMAS Waterhen I.

100 Days to go until World's Navies Arrive in Sydney for Fleet Review

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Spectacular formation of the 100 Navy Sailors forming the number 100 outside the Sydney Opera House. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Spectacular formation of the 100 Navy Sailors forming the number 100 outside the Sydney Opera House.

24 June marks 100 days to go until the Royal Australian Navy commemorates the arrival of its first fleet 100 years ago with a spectacular International Fleet Review in Sydney from 3 -11 October 2013.

Navy’s newest leaders on parade

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New Entry Officers Course (NEOC)48 graduates march onto the Quarterdeck at HMAS Creswell during the passing out parade of NEOC48. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

New Entry Officers Course (NEOC)48 graduates march onto the Quarterdeck at HMAS Creswell during the passing out parade of NEOC48.

“The skills they have learnt at Creswell will serve them well, as they in turn serve as officers in the Royal Australian Navy.”

HMAS Creswell, situated on the shores of Jervis Bay, was first utilised for naval officer training almost a century ago and conducts initial training for reserve and full-time officers, and ongoing professional development for officers and Senior Sailors.

71st anniversary of attack on Sydney Harbour

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The Catafalque Party stand guard during the 71st anniversary of the attack on HMAS Kuttabul, Garden Island. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The Catafalque Party stand guard during the 71st anniversary of the attack on HMAS Kuttabul, Garden Island.

Representatives from Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Britain, the Netherlands and Australia attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney, to mark the 71st anniversary of the sinking of the depot ship HMAS Kuttabul.