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Silent service remembers sailors lost at sea

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Serving and ex-serving members and the general public gathered at the Rockingham Naval Memorial Park for the 30th anniversary of the loss of Able Seaman Underwater Controller Submarines Hugh Markcrow and Seaman Underwater Controller Damien Humphreys whom were both lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Serving and ex-serving members and the general public gathered at the Rockingham Naval Memorial Park for the 30th anniversary of the loss of Able Seaman Underwater Controller Submarines Hugh Markcrow and Seaman Underwater Controller Damien Humphreys whom were both lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.

A squally Careening Bay bounded past and present members of the Navy family, who stood shoulder-to-shoulder to mark the 30th anniversary of the loss of two Australian submariners lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.

Conduct of joint operations hits high note

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT David Coit (author), Unknown (photographer)

Assistant Musical Director United States Marine Corps ‘The Presidents Own’, Captain Ryan J. Nowlan, conducts the RAN Band. (photo: Unknown)

Assistant Musical Director United States Marine Corps ‘The Presidents Own’, Captain Ryan J. Nowlan, conducts the RAN Band.

Musical cooperation between two countries could not have been stronger when two conductors shared conducting duties on stage with the Royal Australian Navy Band at the recent Maryborough Music Conference held in Queensland during early July.

75th Anniversary of the loss of HMAS Canberra (I)

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABCSO Belinda Porter (photographer)

The stricken Canberra following the action at Savo Island. After being struck by at least two Japanese torpedoes and numerous enemy salvos, she was deemed unsalvagable and consequently evacuated and sunk off Savo Island on 9 August 1942. This stretch of water is now known as Iron Bottom Sound after 32 Allied ships were sunk there during WWII. (photo: Unknown)

The stricken Canberra following the action at Savo Island. After being struck by at least two Japanese torpedoes and numerous enemy salvos, she was deemed unsalvagable and consequently evacuated and sunk off Savo Island on 9 August 1942. This stretch of water is now known as Iron Bottom Sound after 32 Allied ships were sunk there during WWII.

The Royal Australian Navy has remembered the loss of HMAS Canberra (I) with a commemorative service over her final resting place in waters off the Solomon Islands.

Multiple medics graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Wodonga TAFE General Manager Mr Graham Hart presents Seaman Peter George with the Education and Training award for his performance on the ADF Medical Course 0017 at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Wodonga TAFE General Manager Mr Graham Hart presents Seaman Peter George with the Education and Training award for his performance on the ADF Medical Course 0017 at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has hosted the graduation of the inaugural Australian Defence Force Medical Course, held at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School and the Australian Defence Force Medic Course graduated from the Army School of Health at Latchford Barracks in Victoria.

Migrant who died for new country honoured

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Charanpreet Anand, of HMAS Adelaide, lays a wreath during the ceremony for Private Saran Singh. (photo: SGT David Morely)

Leading Seaman Aviation Charanpreet Anand, of HMAS Adelaide, lays a wreath during the ceremony for Private Saran Singh.

A Navy member has paid tribute to a Sikh Anzac killed in action at Messines Ridge, Flanders, on 10 June 1917, at a ceremony at Government House in Adelaide.

Testing put subs on target

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author)

United States submarines docked in Fremantle during the Second World War. (photo: Unknown)

United States submarines docked in Fremantle during the Second World War.

A little-known event that helped turn the tide of the Pacific War was quietly commemorated 75 years on in Albany on 20 June.

Moreton conquers the mountain

Published on by LSCD Regan Kidd (author), ABML-P Karen Palmer (photographer)

Members of HMAS Moreton's ship's company and surrounding prior to tackling hill climb up 'Table Top Mountain' in Toowoomba. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Moreton's ship's company and surrounding prior to tackling hill climb up 'Table Top Mountain' in Toowoomba.

Members of HMAS Moreton’s ship’s company and surrounding outstations recently embarked on a trip to Toowoomba in Queensland, where they were confronted with a gruelling grade four climb up Table Top Mountain.

Navy snowed under in biathlon

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), Unknown (photographer)

Navy skiers compete in the 2017 winter Biathlon at Mt Hotham, Victoria from August 6-11. (photo: Unknown)

Navy skiers compete in the 2017 winter Biathlon at Mt Hotham, Victoria from August 6-11.

Navy skiers struggled to dent a dominant Army side during this year’s winter biathlon, Exercise Coolshot, at Mt Hotham, Victoria, from 6-11 August.

Invictus Games beckon

This article has photo gallery Published on by Michaela Gilewicz (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Invictus Games athletes Petty Officers Ian McCracken (left) and Latisha Baker (right) with Commander Australian Fleet - Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and bar after a �celebrity� wheel chair rugby match as part of the Invictus Games training camp at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, NSW.  (photo: Jayson Tufrey)

Invictus Games athletes Petty Officers Ian McCracken (left) and Latisha Baker (right) with Commander Australian Fleet - Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and bar after a �celebrity� wheel chair rugby match as part of the Invictus Games training camp at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, NSW.

Two sailors are representing Navy in the 43-member Australian Invictus Team which recently met for the final hit-out before deploying to Toronto, Canada to take on the rest of the world next month.

Australian Defence team Rugby-ready

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), SGT Kirk Peacock (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force rugby team win a lineout against the Australian Police Force team. Australian Defence Force won the match 45 to 0. (photo: SGT Kirk Peacock)

The Australian Defence Force rugby team win a lineout against the Australian Police Force team. Australian Defence Force won the match 45 to 0.

The Australian Defence Force Rugby Union men’s team is in New Zealand to play the French Armed Forces and New Zealand Defence Force representative teams in a tri-nations competition.