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HMAS Larrakia commemorates Leyte Gulf Battle 70 years on

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

A sailor from HMAS Larrakia unveils the memorial to Australian Servicemen who lost their lives in the defence and liberation of the Philippines during World War II. From foreground: Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines, His Excellency Mr Bill Tweddell, General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Chief of Staff of the Armed forces of the Philippines, and Lieutenant Commander David McPherson, Commanding Officer HMAS Larrakia. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

A sailor from HMAS Larrakia unveils the memorial to Australian Servicemen who lost their lives in the defence and liberation of the Philippines during World War II. From foreground: Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines, His Excellency Mr Bill Tweddell, General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Chief of Staff of the Armed forces of the Philippines, and Lieutenant Commander David McPherson, Commanding Officer HMAS Larrakia.

Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Larrakia has honoured the 92 Australians who gave their lives during the liberation of the Philippines during World War Two, by participating in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Bridging the gap of awareness

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer), LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, amongst Defence personnel walking around Lake Burley Griffin in support of White Ribbon. 
  (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, amongst Defence personnel walking around Lake Burley Griffin in support of White Ribbon.

The largest White Ribbon accredited organisation, the Royal Australian Navy, continues to support Australia's campaign to stop violence against women.

Defence support to Albany Convoy Commemorative Event

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author)

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Defence has confirmed significant commitment to the first major Australian-based event for the Centenary of Anzac commemorations with Navy, Army and Air Force assets and personnel set to take part.

Navy farewells Governor of NSW

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, inspects members of the Australia’s Federation Guard during her official farewell ceremony held at Government House, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, inspects members of the Australia’s Federation Guard during her official farewell ceremony held at Government House, Sydney, NSW.

After 13 and a half years in office Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, the 37th Governor of New South Wales was officially farewelled from office by the people of NSW on 1 October.

HMAS Cairns personnel attend VP Day commemorations

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

Eight representatives from HMAS Cairns attended this year’s Victory in the Pacific Day memorial service at Rocky Creek War Memorial Park. (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

Eight representatives from HMAS Cairns attended this year’s Victory in the Pacific Day memorial service at Rocky Creek War Memorial Park.

Every year on the Sunday closest to Victory in the Pacific Day, a memorial service is held at Rocky Creek War Memorial Park off Kennedy Highway near Atherton, Queensland to remember those who served and died in the Second World War.

Navy Tridents wear their jersey with pride to take on the Kiwis in Tri-Nations rugby league final

Published on by POCIS Michael Hayes (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer)

Seaman James Ryan of the RAN charges towards the Royal Navy's defence during the first game of the Navy Tri Nations Rugby League match held at Leichardt Oval, Sydney. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Seaman James Ryan of the RAN charges towards the Royal Navy's defence during the first game of the Navy Tri Nations Rugby League match held at Leichardt Oval, Sydney.

Iconic Leichhardt Oval has seen some nail-biting rugby league matches in its time but rarely has it hosted Chief of Navy in its commentary box.

Team Navy conquers the mountain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Don Hogarth (author and photographer)

Honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert an Ambassador for Team Navy in Disruptive Pattern Navy Uniform. 
 (photo: LCDR Don Hogarth)

Honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert an Ambassador for Team Navy in Disruptive Pattern Navy Uniform.

Australia's greatest annual motorsport event, the Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar race again had a significant Navy audience this year, supporting Honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert from Team Navy, racing in the Pepsi Max Ford Performance Racing (FPR) car.

Aussies take out inaugral Lumbas Trophy

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Bradley Ireland goes for a spectacular kick during a soccer match between Attack Four (HMAS Larrakia) and the Philippines Navy at Panacan Naval Base, Davao, Philippines.  (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Bradley Ireland goes for a spectacular kick during a soccer match between Attack Four (HMAS Larrakia) and the Philippines Navy at Panacan Naval Base, Davao, Philippines.

HMAS Larrakia's crew took a break from intensive maritime exercises with the Philippine Navy last week to challenge the Filipinos on the sporting battlefield.

COMTRAIN joins trainees on the footy field

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author), SBLT Karl Hooper (photographer)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, RAN gets passed the ball during a friendly Touch Football game at HMAS Creswell. (photo: SBLT Karl Hoopman)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, RAN gets passed the ball during a friendly Touch Football game at HMAS Creswell.

Junior officer trainees at the Royal Australian Naval College recently had the chance to toss the ball to Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell when Navy's Senior Leadership Group met at HMAS Creswell last month.

Larrakia's secret weapon

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN joins HMAS Larrakia's ship's company for a friendly game of volleyball with the Vietnam Peoples Navy Technical College near Ho Chi Minh City. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN joins HMAS Larrakia's ship's company for a friendly game of volleyball with the Vietnam Peoples Navy Technical College near Ho Chi Minh City.

It wasn’t exactly the Olympic Games but for the HMAS Larrakia volleyball team it certainly felt like a major sporting event.