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HMAS Stuart commemorates Remembrance Day at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Christopher McGregor (author), CPOB Ken Lawton (photographer)

HMAS Stuart's catafalque party in position around the Australian White Ensign during a Remembrance Day service onboard.  (photo: CPOB Ken Lawton)

HMAS Stuart's catafalque party in position around the Australian White Ensign during a Remembrance Day service onboard.

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the crew from HMAS Stuart took time from providing support to the G20 to pause and remember those men and women who had gone before them in service to the nation and had made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Submariners on show in Fremantle

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, leads the Australian Submarine Force up Adelaide Street during a Freedom of Entry March as part of the Centenary of Submarine celebrations in Fremantle, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, leads the Australian Submarine Force up Adelaide Street during a Freedom of Entry March as part of the Centenary of Submarine celebrations in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Around 250 men and women of the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force marched proudly through the streets of Fremantle on 7 November as part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of Australian Submarines.

Harman honours HMAS Sydney (I)

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Australia's Federation Guard salute during a precision drill display at the Mess Dinner commemorating the centenary of the HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden engagement during the Battle of Cocos.  (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Australia's Federation Guard salute during a precision drill display at the Mess Dinner commemorating the centenary of the HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden engagement during the Battle of Cocos.

On 30 October HMAS Harman commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Cocos Islands. Officers and senior sailors came together a Sydney-Emden mess dinner, the first such event in the new combined Bonshaw Mess.

Gascoyne remembers Leyte Gulf

Published on by MIDN Nicholas Jansson (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (author)

Able Seaman Ryan Jansse prepares to lower the Australian National Flag during sunset onboard HMAS Gascoyne (II). (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Able Seaman Ryan Jansse prepares to lower the Australian National Flag during sunset onboard HMAS Gascoyne (II).

HMAS Gascoyne (II) commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf and involvement of HMAS Gascoyne (I) with a traditional Mess Dinner hosted by officers and senior sailors.

Galley to kitchen in a flash

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Guest chefs from Albany restaurant Due South, Martin Morgan and Nic Lancaster (2nd and 3rd from left) join the team of Maritime Logistics - Chefs aboard HMAS Arunta. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Guest chefs from Albany restaurant Due South, Martin Morgan and Nic Lancaster (2nd and 3rd from left) join the team of Maritime Logistics - Chefs aboard HMAS Arunta.

The timing of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event provided an ideal break for Navy chefs to interact with the local Albany business community as part of the Australian Chefs Exchange Program.

Great escape relic returns home for Anzac Centenary

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Bob Crawshaw (author), Unknown (photographer)

A lifebuoy from the Schooner Ayesha that was seized by Lieutenant Hellmuth Von Mucke in 1914 after being stranded on Direction Island.              (photo: Unknown)

A lifebuoy from the Schooner Ayesha that was seized by Lieutenant Hellmuth Von Mucke in 1914 after being stranded on Direction Island.

Part of a schooner hijacked in the Great War comes home to the Cocos Islands.

The band played on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Band perform at the Albany Entertainment Centre as part of the activities associated with the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

The Royal Australian Navy Band perform at the Albany Entertainment Centre as part of the activities associated with the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

If music is the ‘universal language of mankind’ then the Royal Australian Navy Band kept their communicating all weekend, with three community concerts over the three day period at the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

Battle of Cocos commemorated 100 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

The Governor-General, His Excellency the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd) and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove lay a wreath on behalf of all Australians during the Service to Commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of Cocos Island.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

The Governor-General, His Excellency the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd) and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove lay a wreath on behalf of all Australians during the Service to Commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of Cocos Island.

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, travelled to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands to commemorate the action between HMAS Sydney (I) and the German light cruiser SMS Emden, which occurred on 9 November 1914.

Amazing book captures 100 years of pride in the fleet

Published on by Mr Ian Paterson (author), Images courtesy of SALT (photographer)

‘Celebrating 100 Years of Pride in the Fleet’, a book launched after the International Fleet Review which captures the story of today’s Navy in stories and pictures. (photo: Unknown. Image courtesy of SALT.)

‘Celebrating 100 Years of Pride in the Fleet’, a book launched after the International Fleet Review which captures the story of today’s Navy in stories and pictures.

A quality coffee table book that captures the story of today’s Navy in stories and pictures will be launched by the Chief of Navy at the end of this month.

Adelaide turns on a treat for South Australia Navy Week

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle conduct a Ceremonial Sunset onboard during the Commanding Officers Reception in Adelaide, South Australia during their Navy Week celebrations.  (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Members of HMAS Newcastle conduct a Ceremonial Sunset onboard during the Commanding Officers Reception in Adelaide, South Australia during their Navy Week celebrations.

Adelaide turned on a warm welcome when HMAS Newcastle visited the City of Churches for South Australia Navy Week recently. The visit was the first by a Navy warship in two years and marked the final port visit for Newcastle before the frigate headed home to Fleet Base East, Sydney, concluding a three month trip around Australia.