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Australians Diggers remembered in Defence Honour Roll readings

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Jeff Duke reads a personal story from the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Assistant curator of the Roll of Honour, Meredith Duncan, is in background. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Lieutenant Commander Jeff Duke reads a personal story from the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Assistant curator of the Roll of Honour, Meredith Duncan, is in background.

On 1 August, Lieutenant Commander Jeff Duke became one of the latest members of the Royal Australian Navy to enjoy the honour of taking part in the Australian War Memorial’s closing ceremony.

ATTACK SIX tours Guadalcanal

Published on by LEUT Patrick Scott (author and photographer)

Tour members at the HMAS Canberra (I) Memorial at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. (photo: LEUT Patrick Scott)

Tour members at the HMAS Canberra (I) Memorial at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

Eight personnel from ATTACK SIX and HQ NORCOM have conducted a Battlefield tour of the Solomon Islands as part of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat Crews team building program.

Boatswains Mate excels on UK’s Royal Marine Commando Course

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natasha Pine (author and photographer)

ABBM Joshua Tibbles visited in training by CDF, General David Hurley, on 18 June 2013. (photo: Ms Natasha Pine)

ABBM Joshua Tibbles visited in training by CDF, General David Hurley, on 18 June 2013.

As part of the revised Exercise LONG LOOK program with the UK, one of the Royal Australian Navy's Bosuns Mates has just completed the demanding Royal Marines All Arms Commando Course (AACC) in the UK, and shining above the 89 course members by receiving one of the top awards.

Launch of the Australian Sailor Monument Appeal

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Griggs today announced the Royal Australian Navy would contribute a further $150,000 towards the total cost of designing and constructing the Australian Sailor Monument. (photo: Unknown)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Griggs today announced the Royal Australian Navy would contribute a further $150,000 towards the total cost of designing and constructing the Australian Sailor Monument.

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith joined the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, and the Trustees of the Australian Sailor Monument to launch the Australian Sailor Monument Appeal in Fremantle, Western Australia, today.

Farewell tribute to Arthur Bancroft: A legend and inspiration

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

CAPT Brett Dowsing, RAN, CO HMAS Stirling, (left) and Arthur Bancroft, sharing a  joke with the audience during the book launch of 'Arthur's War' held at the Barry Cable Room, Subiaco Oval, WA. (photo: )

CAPT Brett Dowsing, RAN, CO HMAS Stirling, (left) and Arthur Bancroft, sharing a joke with the audience during the book launch of 'Arthur's War' held at the Barry Cable Room, Subiaco Oval, WA.

On 28 July 2013 Australia and its Navy lost a living legend when Arthur Bancroft, a veteran of Perth (I) passed away.

Defence Blood Challenge launches for 2013

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Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin with Australian Red Cross Blood Service CEO Jennifer Williams and Defence Force Blood Ambassadors Warrant Officer 2 Graeme Reynolds,  Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, and Joe Guarnieri. (photo: David McClenaghan)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin with Australian Red Cross Blood Service CEO Jennifer Williams and Defence Force Blood Ambassadors Warrant Officer 2 Graeme Reynolds, Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, and Joe Guarnieri.

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin, joined Australian Red Cross Blood Service CEO Jennifer Williams today to launch Australia’s largest blood donation event at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Donation Centre in Canberra.

First hand look at training

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN gives the Networked Desktop Engine Room Systems Simulator under guidance of Deputy Training Authority Engineering Commander Ned Whiteley, RAN at HMAS Cerberus. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN gives the Networked Desktop Engine Room Systems Simulator under guidance of Deputy Training Authority Engineering Commander Ned Whiteley, RAN at HMAS Cerberus.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, hosted a Feedback Session with Warrant Officers and Senior Sailors on a visit to HMAS Cerberus on Monday 29 July 2013.

Late Navy members among new names on the War Memorial Roll of Honour

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author and photographer)

Ray and Marie Hyland pay their respects at the new Roll of Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial. Ray's brother, Ordinary Seaman John Herbert Hyland, was one of four members of HMAS Warrnambool's crew killed following a mine strike in 1947. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Ray and Marie Hyland pay their respects at the new Roll of Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial. Ray's brother, Ordinary Seaman John Herbert Hyland, was one of four members of HMAS Warrnambool's crew killed following a mine strike in 1947.

Today the names of 48 Defence personnel who have died in non-warlike operations were unveiled on three new bronze panels at the Australian War Memorial's Roll of Honour.

Community engagement a top priority in the West

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West units remain committed to providing a rewarding opportunity for schools, and other organisations, who want to gain a better understanding of ‘all things Navy’.

816 Squadron visits Callala Public School

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Jason Wickman talks to Callala Public School students about the Navy's Seahawk helicopter. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Jason Wickman talks to Callala Public School students about the Navy's Seahawk helicopter.

Students from Callala Public School had an extra exciting recess when a Seahawk helicopter and crew from 816 Squadron, visited their school recently.