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Japanese training squadron honours lost Australian WWII sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

The Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Commander Japan Training Squadron, Rear Admiral Hideki Yuasa, pays respects at the HMAS Kuttabul Memorial during a visit to Fleet Base East to commemorate personnel from Australia and Japan who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II. (photo: )

The Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Commander Japan Training Squadron, Rear Admiral Hideki Yuasa, pays respects at the HMAS Kuttabul Memorial during a visit to Fleet Base East to commemorate personnel from Australia and Japan who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II.

A sea of white marched towards the Kuttabul memorial to pay respects to the 21 crew members who died when a torpedo from a Japanese midget submarine sank HMAS Kuttubul, a converted ferry used as sailor's accommodation in World War II. 

Battle for Bita Paka remembered in Kokopo

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Alex Lebrun-Footman from HMAS Yarra pauses at the grave site of a fallen sailor at Bita Paka War Cemetery on the outskirts of Rabaul. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Alex Lebrun-Footman from HMAS Yarra pauses at the grave site of a fallen sailor at Bita Paka War Cemetery on the outskirts of Rabaul.

The tranquil setting of the Bita Paka War Cemetery belies the battle that took place near there a century ago. The battle for Bita Paka, fought by the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, was the first Australian battle of World War One.  Today, the Royal Australian Navy marked the anniversary.

Teamwork and mateship remembered at Battle for Australia commemoration

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Dignitaries lay wreaths during the Battle for Australia Ceremony held at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Dignitaries lay wreaths during the Battle for Australia Ceremony held at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, Victoria.

Recently, more than 2,000 Victorians, comprising school students, past and present servicemen and women and members of the public, gathered at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance to commemorate the Battle for Australia.

Navy showcases rewarding careers at ADFA Open Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), FSGT Kev Berriman (photographer), Mr John Carroll (photographer), Mr Michael Jackson-Rand (photographer)

Able Seaman Michael Temiguian with Mr Henry Luckner (holding his daughter Olivia), Caelin Blyth (left), Camila Luckner, and Tom Maidment on board a Navy Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat. (photo: FSGT Kev Berriman)

Able Seaman Michael Temiguian with Mr Henry Luckner (holding his daughter Olivia), Caelin Blyth (left), Camila Luckner, and Tom Maidment on board a Navy Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat.

Earlier this month, Navy did not miss an opportunity to shine at the Australian Defence Force Academy Open Day.

Invictus Games medal for Navy archer

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Sam Maraldo, centre, fires an arrow as Sapper Matt Taxis, left, and Private Clancy Roberts wait their turn during the novice team event at the Invictus Games in London on September 12. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Sam Maraldo, centre, fires an arrow as Sapper Matt Taxis, left, and Private Clancy Roberts wait their turn during the novice team event at the Invictus Games in London on September 12.

The novice team-recurve archery event at the Invictus Games in London was a real test of accuracy, precision and nerve. Able Seaman Electronics Technician Sam Maraldo didn't disappoint - winning a silver medal in the event on September 12.

Navy rugby celebrates a big year with a new home

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Mr Bill Slatyer, an ex member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union squad looks over old images in the historic rugby room at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Mr Bill Slatyer, an ex member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union squad looks over old images in the historic rugby room at HMAS Kuttabul.

With 2014 already proving to be a very big year for Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU), a function was held at HMAS Kuttabul last week to send off the men’s team, who will participate in the Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup in New Zealand.

Ross Marathon tests Navy runners in the Apple Isle

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

The Navy HQ Tasmania team pose for a photo at the finish line at the completion of the Ross Marathon in Tasmania. The Navy HQ Team is made up of ADF members and  civilians and family members. (photo: LSIS Jo DIlorenzo)

The Navy HQ Tasmania team pose for a photo at the finish line at the completion of the Ross Marathon in Tasmania. The Navy HQ Team is made up of ADF members and civilians and family members.

On a fresh Sunday morning in Tasmania in September, no marathon world records were broken. But, members of the Navy Headquarter Tasmania (NHQ-Tas) team that participated in the Ross Marathon achieved a number of personal best times. 

Royal gold for Navy athlete at the Invictus Games, London

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His Royal Highness Prince Harry congratulates Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Kirsty-Lee Brown, who won a gold medal in the Javelin event, which was the first medal of the Invictus Games in London.  (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry congratulates Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Kirsty-Lee Brown, who won a gold medal in the Javelin event, which was the first medal of the Invictus Games in London.

This week, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kirsty-Lee Brown of HMAS Cairns won Gold for Australia during the inaugural Invictus Games in London. Her smoking hot form in the javelin event earned her a personal congratulations from His Royal Highness, Prince Harry.

Stirling team effort by runners in the west

Published on by CMDR Michael Manfield (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Members of HMAS Stirling and Navy Running Club gather after taking part in the Perth City to Surf event, held on the 31 Aug 2014. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Members of HMAS Stirling and Navy Running Club gather after taking part in the Perth City to Surf event, held on the 31 Aug 2014.

On August 31, HMAS Stirling entered a team into the Perth City to Surf - the largest community sporting event in Western Australia - for the third consecutive year. This year was the 40th anniversary of the event.

Orions unite during Exercise KAKADU

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

P-3C Orion crews from the Royal Australian Air Force, New Zealand Air Force and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, stand in front of their aircrafts on the military hardstand at RAAF Base Darwin during Exercise KAKADU 2014. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

P-3C Orion crews from the Royal Australian Air Force, New Zealand Air Force and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, stand in front of their aircrafts on the military hardstand at RAAF Base Darwin during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

While the focus of Exercise KAKADU is on the surface ships from Australia, Japan, Pakistan and the Philippines, aircraft from Australia, Japan and New Zealand have played an equally important role in the warfare exercises being conducted off Darwin, including three variants of the Orion P-3C maritime patrol aircraft.