Section: Events

A piece of the Pacific in the west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling.

With their beautiful, harmonious singing and a new Guardian class Patrol Boat, the maritime surveillance unit of the Tuvalu Police Force brought a distinct Pacific Island feel to Fleet Base West.

Coffs Harbour and 725 Squadron reunited

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Leo Baumgartner (author and photographer)

Two Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters flypast as 725 Squadron gives the eyes right during the Freedom of Entry into Coffs Harbour, NSW. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Two Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters flypast as 725 Squadron gives the eyes right during the Freedom of Entry into Coffs Harbour, NSW.

Hundreds of local residents lined the streets of Coffs Harbour to watch and support officers and sailors from 725 Squadron as they exercised their Freedom of Entry to the coastal city.

March to the beat of a new drum

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall and LSMUSN Belinda Rendell (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), SGT William Guthrie (photographer), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Band Sydney Drum Corps members, (L-R) Able Seaman Musicians Vitaliy Rayitsyn, Thomas Brooke, Chris Thompson, Sam Sheppard and Petty Officer Musician Brett Douglas with the RAN's new marching drums during the 2019 Anzac Day parade through the streets of Sydney. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Band Sydney Drum Corps members, (L-R) Able Seaman Musicians Vitaliy Rayitsyn, Thomas Brooke, Chris Thompson, Sam Sheppard and Petty Officer Musician Brett Douglas with the RAN's new marching drums during the 2019 Anzac Day parade through the streets of Sydney.

One of the highlights of a Royal Australian Navy parade is the Navy Band marching down a main street with their front row performing stick drill on side-slung drums embellished with drag ropes which nod to Navy’s past.

Navy Medic participates in Bataan Death March commemoration

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Wreaths stand in front a memorial on Corregidor Island following a commemoration ceremony held as part of the Philippines Veteran’s Week celebrations on 7 April 2019. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Wreaths stand in front a memorial on Corregidor Island following a commemoration ceremony held as part of the Philippines Veteran’s Week celebrations on 7 April 2019.

Three Australians have joined in an annual march to commemorate the Bataan Death March of World War II.

Remembering a fallen hero

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Commander Joint Task Force 661, Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, (right) and Chaplain Simote Finau, RAN, (left) with groundskeeper Vasantharaja at the grave site of Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant William Pearce after a memorial service at the Trincomalee Commonwealth War Cemetery, Sri Lanka, as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Commander Joint Task Force 661, Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, (right) and Chaplain Simote Finau, RAN, (left) with groundskeeper Vasantharaja at the grave site of Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant William Pearce after a memorial service at the Trincomalee Commonwealth War Cemetery, Sri Lanka, as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The Sri Lankan groundkeeper who cared for the grave of a fallen Australian pilot has been personally thanked by Australian Defence Force personnel as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19).

Anzac Day commemorated around the globe

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Crowds listen before the sun rises during the 2019 Anzac Day Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux in France.  (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Crowds listen before the sun rises during the 2019 Anzac Day Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux in France.

Members of the Royal Australian Navy joined their Army and Air Force comrades and veterans of the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces to mark Anzac Day at Dawn Services, marches and commemorative services in every corner of the globe.

A tribute to those who serve

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Petty Officer Communication Information Systems Manager Jessica Buley, from the guided-missile destroyer HMAS Hobart, stands beside her portrait at the 'Thank you for your service' photographic exhibition at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Petty Officer Communication Information Systems Manager Jessica Buley, from the guided-missile destroyer HMAS Hobart, stands beside her portrait at the 'Thank you for your service' photographic exhibition at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney.

A photographic exhibition titled ‘Thank you for your service’ has been launched at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney.

South Australia enjoys Navy amphib hospitality

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson and LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Members of the public board HMAS Adelaide during the Open Day in Adelaide, SA. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Members of the public board HMAS Adelaide during the Open Day in Adelaide, SA.

HMAS Adelaide (III), the second of two Canberra class amphibious ships and the largest ever built for the Royal Australian Navy, opened her doors to the Adelaide public for only the second time on the weekend.

HMAS Adelaide exercises her Freedom of Entry

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Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Captain Jonathan Ley, RAN leads HMAS Adelaide Ships' Company as they exercise their Freedom of Entry to the City of Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Captain Jonathan Ley, RAN leads HMAS Adelaide Ships' Company as they exercise their Freedom of Entry to the City of Adelaide.

More than 400 officers and sailors from the Royal Australian Navy marched through the City of Adelaide, exercising their Freedom of Entry.

HMAS Brisbane marches into Brisbane

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)

HMAS Brisbane's Commanding Officer, Commander Josh Wilson leads the Ship's Company down Adelaide Street, during the Freedom of Entry parade in Brisbane. (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

HMAS Brisbane's Commanding Officer, Commander Josh Wilson leads the Ship's Company down Adelaide Street, during the Freedom of Entry parade in Brisbane.

With swords drawn, bayonets fixed, flags flying and drums beating, the Ship’s Company of HMAS Brisbane were granted Freedom of Entry into her namesake city on Saturday.