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HMAS Cairns members conduct aged care visits

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Rodney Wells, RAN, chats with some of the men from the Farharon Aged Care Facility about their service time as a part of the HMAS Cairns Aged Care Program.
 (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

Lieutenant Commander Rodney Wells, RAN, chats with some of the men from the Farharon Aged Care Facility about their service time as a part of the HMAS Cairns Aged Care Program.

As part of the HMAS Cairns Aged Care Program, four Navy personnel visited a variety of Returned and Services League of Australia aged care facilities last month to engage with the community and share in the spirit of ANZAC commemorations.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel help raise funds for charity

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Troy O'Sullivan, Signalman Allan Firth, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra sell badges and pens to raise money for the United Returned Soldiers Fund. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Troy O'Sullivan, Signalman Allan Firth, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra sell badges and pens to raise money for the United Returned Soldiers Fund.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel provided strong support to both current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force last month as the Ship’s Company raised $8,500 for charity and marched for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.

Unknown sailor’s grave dedicated

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The Unknown Sailor of HMAS Goorangai at Williamstown Cemetery, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The Unknown Sailor of HMAS Goorangai at Williamstown Cemetery, Victoria.

Determination to remedy a job of expediency done during WWII resulted in an unknown sailor receiving a headstone on his previously unmarked grave at Williamstown on April 24.

Chief of Navy meets with Grand Mufti of Australia

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN with the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed at a meeting in Fairfield, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN with the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed at a meeting in Fairfield, New South Wales.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC , RAN met with the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed in Sydney this week to discuss opportunities to assist the Royal Australian Navy and wider Australian Defence Force in the understanding of the Islamic tradition and culture.

Great sailor to be honoured at Last Post Ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author)

Members of Australia's Federation Guard conduct the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

Members of Australia's Federation Guard conduct the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Tonight at the Australian War Memorial, during the Last Post Ceremony, the story of Leading Aircrewman Noel Ervin Shipp will be read in honour of his sacrifice in the service of his country, Australia. His story will be read by Medal for Gallantry recipient, Chief Petty Officer Ben Sime. 

Aspirations for a bright future discussed at National Reconcilliation Week address

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale with keynote speaker Mr Jeremy Donovan at Australian National Reconciliation Week event in Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale with keynote speaker Mr Jeremy Donovan at Australian National Reconciliation Week event in Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Australian Defence Force has celebrated Australian National Reconciliation Week at its headquarters in Canberra with a keynote address by Mr Jeremy Donovan, a Kuku-Yalanji descendent from far North Queensland.

Australian veterans of secret conflict honoured

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Veterans of the Indonesian Confrontation from the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association Australia Inc gather at Garden Island, Sydney after a ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of the Embarkation of HMAS Sydney by Army and Royal Australian Air force (RAAF) personnel.  
 (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Veterans of the Indonesian Confrontation from the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association Australia Inc gather at Garden Island, Sydney after a ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of the Embarkation of HMAS Sydney by Army and Royal Australian Air force (RAAF) personnel.

Senior Australian Defence Force personnel and veterans of the Indonesian Confrontation (1962-66) gathered at Garden Island, Sydney on Saturday to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Embarkation of Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel into HMAS Sydney (III), destined for Malaysia.

Navy commemorates centenary of arrival of first Australian submarines

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, says a few words at a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Australia's first submarine's, AE1 and AE2, held at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, says a few words at a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Australia's first submarine's, AE1 and AE2, held at Garden Island, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of the arrival into Sydney of its first submarines, HMA Ships AE1 and AE2 on Saturday with a commemorative event at the Navy Heritage Centre in Sydney.

Tasmania commemorates 72nd anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

A sea cadet from TS Derwent stands by to raise the flag while bugler Leading Seaman (LS) Miriam Norman plays the Last Post.  
The catafalque party from far left to right is LS Kirri-lee Brazendale, Petty Officer Jeff Young and LS Shaun Ware.        (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

A sea cadet from TS Derwent stands by to raise the flag while bugler Leading Seaman (LS) Miriam Norman plays the Last Post. The catafalque party from far left to right is LS Kirri-lee Brazendale, Petty Officer Jeff Young and LS Shaun Ware.

Navy Headquarters Tasmania personnel and the Tasmanian Contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band were an integral part of the 72nd anniversary commemoration of the Battle of the Coral Sea held at Hobart’s Cenotaph on Saturday 10 May 2014.

Students enjoy their fill of Navy traditions at mess dinner

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Students and teachers from local schools visited the Sir David Martin Mess at HMAS Penguin to experience a formal dinner within the traditions of the Royal Australian Navy. Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle spoke and entertained the guests. From left: Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall RAN, Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle, Mosman High School Student Max Alexander, School Principle Susan Wyatt and Student Alexandra Muir at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Students and teachers from local schools visited the Sir David Martin Mess at HMAS Penguin to experience a formal dinner within the traditions of the Royal Australian Navy. Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle spoke and entertained the guests. From left: Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall RAN, Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle, Mosman High School Student Max Alexander, School Principle Susan Wyatt and Student Alexandra Muir at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin.

Sydney school students and teachers were treated to a night of fine dining at a traditional Naval Mess Dinner held by Royal Australian Navy Base, HMAS Penguin last night.