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Sydney sailor remembered in AWM service

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Commander Paul Cottier will lead the reading to remember Able Seaman Martin Curtis James at the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Commander Paul Cottier will lead the reading to remember Able Seaman Martin Curtis James at the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony.

A sailor lost during HMAS Sydney’s battle with a German raider off the coast of Western Australia will be remembered at this afternoon’s Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony.

2016 Defence White Paper

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Minister for Defence the Hon Marise Payne, MP, speaking at the launch of the 2016 Defence White Paper at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Minister for Defence the Hon Marise Payne, MP, speaking at the launch of the 2016 Defence White Paper at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra.

The 2016 Defence White Paper was released today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Defence Minister Marise Payne at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.

HMAS Rankin dives into life in Cobar

Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author)

Crew members from HMAS Rankin during their Freedom of Entry visit to the town of Cobar. (photo: Unknown)

Crew members from HMAS Rankin during their Freedom of Entry visit to the town of Cobar.

Fifteen members of the ship's company of submarine, HMAS Rankin, recently exercised Freedom of Entry in Cobar, the birthplace of Lieutenant Commander Robert William Rankin, after who the submarine is named.

Navy commemorates the bombing of Darwin

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author)

Commemorations in Darwin yesterday, 74 years since the largest single attack by a foreign power on Australian soil.
 (photo: Unknown)

Commemorations in Darwin yesterday, 74 years since the largest single attack by a foreign power on Australian soil.

Navy personnel and a patrol boat have taken part in Australian Defence Force commemorations in Darwin to mark 74 years since the largest single attack by a foreign power on Australian soil.

Defence's spotlight role in Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Members of the Combined Military Bands of the Australian Defence Force during the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Melbourne. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of the Combined Military Bands of the Australian Defence Force during the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Melbourne.

The Australian Defence Force showcased its Combined Military Bands, Australia’s Federation Guard, and for the first time, the Pipes and Drums of the Australian Defence Force contingent during performances at the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Etihad Stadium last weekend.

Stuart leads Royal Hobart Regatta celebrations

Published on by LEUT Adam Grover and LEUT John Cole (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart, Commander Simon Howard, Commander Dugald Clelland, and Lieutenant James Brandreth on the bridge wing while coming alongside in Hobart, Tasmania.  (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart, Commander Simon Howard, Commander Dugald Clelland, and Lieutenant James Brandreth on the bridge wing while coming alongside in Hobart, Tasmania.

Bagpipes, cheers and applause greeted the visit of HMAS Stuart to Hobart last week for the ship's duties as Flagship for the Royal Hobart Regatta.

Australian flavour for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LCPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

The combined military bands of the ADF will perform music crafted for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by Leading Seaman Musician Martyn Hancock, in addition to some of Australia’s most iconic melodies. 
 (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The combined military bands of the ADF will perform music crafted for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by Leading Seaman Musician Martyn Hancock, in addition to some of Australia’s most iconic melodies.

More than 250 members of Australia’s Defence Forces are in Melbourne preparing for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, due to be held later this week.

Countries urged to work together for security at sea

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author)

Australia was represented at the International Fleet Review by HMAS Darwin, in company with 75 warships from 24 countries. (photo: )

Australia was represented at the International Fleet Review by HMAS Darwin, in company with 75 warships from 24 countries.

A message of international cooperation has been a feature of the International Fleet Review in India, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling on countries to continue to work together to secure maritime stability.

 

Spirit on show for Indonesian visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Glenn Ritchie during HMAS Darwin's Indigenous Dance Group performance for guests during an event in Jakarta, Indonesia.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Glenn Ritchie during HMAS Darwin's Indigenous Dance Group performance for guests during an event in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Australian Navy continues to build relationship in the Pacific, with a team of Indigenous dancers providing a highlight of a recent port visit to Indonesia.

Navy remembers lives lost in Shark 02 off Nias

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Crew on HMAS Darwin paused to remember Australian Defence Force members who perished on Shark 02 which crashed on the island of Nias, south of Sumatra in 2005. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Crew on HMAS Darwin paused to remember Australian Defence Force members who perished on Shark 02 which crashed on the island of Nias, south of Sumatra in 2005.

The Navy family has again paused to remember nine Air Force and Navy personnel who lost their lives when helicopter Shark 02 crashed during humanitarian relief operations on the island of Nias, south of Sumatra in 2005.