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Bulldog joins the Steel Cat

Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)

Members of the Ship’s Company welcome their mascot, British Bulldog Leading Seaman Hank, after HMAS Brisbane's (III) Freedom of Entry march. (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

Members of the Ship’s Company welcome their mascot, British Bulldog Leading Seaman Hank, after HMAS Brisbane's (III) Freedom of Entry march.

A little-known piece of Navy history dating back to the First World War is being kept alive with a British Bulldog by the name of Hank becoming the first mascot for ‘the Steel Cat’, HMAS Brisbane (III).

Relay runners pass the trident to save lives

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

HMA Ships Albatross and Creswell after completing the annual Relay For Life, at Nowra Showgrounds.  (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

HMA Ships Albatross and Creswell after completing the annual Relay For Life, at Nowra Showgrounds.

This year, teams from Navy establishments HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell were joined by members of 808 Squadron, along with 60 teams from the local community in the Shoalhaven Relay For Life.

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

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

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.

Navy joins Shoalhaven in honouring the life of Private Ernest Licey

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander David Hutchinson, RAN, walks with Mr Keith Payne, VC, during a re-dedication ceremony for Private Ernest Licey at Nowra General Cemetery.  (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander David Hutchinson, RAN, walks with Mr Keith Payne, VC, during a re-dedication ceremony for Private Ernest Licey at Nowra General Cemetery.

Indigenous Elders from the Yuin Nation and the Wreck Bay Community were joined by veterans, members of the Shoalhaven Community and personnel from HMAS Albatross to honour the Shoalhaven’s only Indigenous ANZAC soldier: Private Ernest Licey.