Section: Events

Focus on Pacific management

Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Dave Morley (photographer)

Defence Assistant Secretary Pacific and Timor-Leste, Commodore Stephen Woodall, RAN, addresses the forum attended by Australian and New Zealand maritime advisors to Pacific nations. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Defence Assistant Secretary Pacific and Timor-Leste, Commodore Stephen Woodall, RAN, addresses the forum attended by Australian and New Zealand maritime advisors to Pacific nations.

Australian and New Zealand Navy members who provide advice and support to Pacific island nations operating patrol boats donated by Australia have attended a successful conference.

First Guardian Class Patrol Boat handed over to PNG

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Chris Szumlanski (photographer)

Papua New Guinea Chief of Defence Force, Major General Gilbert Toropo, DMS, CBE, and Australian Chief of Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, shake hands during the signing of the certificate of transfer at the gifting ceremony of a Guardian Class Patrol Boat to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force held at Austal Australia Shipyard at Henderson in Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Chris Szumlanski)

Papua New Guinea Chief of Defence Force, Major General Gilbert Toropo, DMS, CBE, and Australian Chief of Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, shake hands during the signing of the certificate of transfer at the gifting ceremony of a Guardian Class Patrol Boat to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force held at Austal Australia Shipyard at Henderson in Western Australia.

The first of four new Guardian Class Patrol Boats was handed over to Papua New Guinea on Friday at a ceremony at Austal Ships, Henderson, Western Australia.

Navy’s founding father honoured

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), Lois Comeadow (photographer)

Assembled representatives from Navy and a number of Vice Admiral William Creswell’s descendants stand by his newly restored grave.  (photo: Lois Comeadow)

Assembled representatives from Navy and a number of Vice Admiral William Creswell’s descendants stand by his newly restored grave.

Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell, considered the ‘Father’ of the Royal Australian Navy, has been honoured with a small ceremony at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne.

Chief of Navy launches Bravo Zulu Volume 2

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre), Dr Ian Pfennigwerth RAN (Retd), and Mrs Elizabeth Pfennigwerth during the launch of Dr Pfennigwerth’s latest book, 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2, at the Bonshaw Mess, HMAS Harman, ACT. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre), Dr Ian Pfennigwerth RAN (Retd), and Mrs Elizabeth Pfennigwerth during the launch of Dr Pfennigwerth’s latest book, 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2, at the Bonshaw Mess, HMAS Harman, ACT.

Current and former Navy personnel gathered at HMAS Harman’s Bonshaw Mess this week for the launch of the second volume of Bravo Zulu.

RAN Band to set tone for Remembrance

Published on by LSMUSN Svetlana Yaroslavskaya (author)

In front of the RAN Band  - Sydney, (left to right) RAN Director of Music, LCDR Steven Stanke, conductors LEUT Brian O’Kane, composer PO Martyn Hancock, former ABC broadcaster and author Mike Carlton, and conductor LEUT Matthew Klohs. (photo: )

In front of the RAN Band - Sydney, (left to right) RAN Director of Music, LCDR Steven Stanke, conductors LEUT Brian O’Kane, composer PO Martyn Hancock, former ABC broadcaster and author Mike Carlton, and conductor LEUT Matthew Klohs.

The Royal Australian Navy Band will perform two special concerts commemorating Remembrance Day.

Stepping towards better mental health

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Canberra based ADF and APS staff and their families participate in the Defence Mental Health Day Bridge-to-Bridge Walk held around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.  (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Canberra based ADF and APS staff and their families participate in the Defence Mental Health Day Bridge-to-Bridge Walk held around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.

Navy personnel have stepped out in Canberra as part of a group of around 300 Defence personnel showing support to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Defence commemorates Krait anniversary

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), LSML-C Nadav Harel (photographer)

Deputy Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, salutes after laying a memorial wreath on board MV Krait during the 75th anniversary memorial service of Operation JAYWICK at the Australian National Maritime Musuem, Sydney. (photo: LSML-C Nadav Harel)

Deputy Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, salutes after laying a memorial wreath on board MV Krait during the 75th anniversary memorial service of Operation JAYWICK at the Australian National Maritime Musuem, Sydney.

The Australian Defence Force has commemorated the 75th anniversary of Operation JAYWICK, with a wreath laying ceremony on board the MV Krait at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Chief of Navy welcomes HMB Endeavour find

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Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, and Australian National Maritime Museum divers Kieran Hosty and Dr James Hunter taking a selfie on Newport Harbor. Image: Twitter/@newportsteam. (photo: Rhode Island STEAM)

Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, and Australian National Maritime Museum divers Kieran Hosty and Dr James Hunter taking a selfie on Newport Harbor. Image: Twitter/@newportsteam.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN, says confirmation that Australian and US marine archaeologists have found the wreck of Captain Cook’s ship HMB (His Majesty's Bark) Endeavour adds a significant page to Australia’s maritime history.

Unit Citation for Gallantry awarded to RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Commanding Officer Flight 1, Rear Admiral Neil Ralph, AO, DSC, RAN (Retd) (right), presents the Unit Citation for Gallantry Burgee (pennant) to Commanding Officer 723 Squadron, Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, at the presentation of the Unit Citation held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Commanding Officer Flight 1, Rear Admiral Neil Ralph, AO, DSC, RAN (Retd) (right), presents the Unit Citation for Gallantry Burgee (pennant) to Commanding Officer 723 Squadron, Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, at the presentation of the Unit Citation held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

The contribution of 196 Royal Australian Navy members as part of a combined Australian and United States helicopter unit during the Vietnam War has been recognised at a ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.

Canberra's sacrifice remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSML-C Nadav Harel (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy members from Australia's Federation Guard conducting a Catafalque Party at the HMAS Canberra Memorial on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. (photo: LSML-C Nadav Harel)

Royal Australian Navy members from Australia's Federation Guard conducting a Catafalque Party at the HMAS Canberra Memorial on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.

The 76th anniversary of the loss of the original HMAS Canberra in the Battle of Savo Island was commemorated at a ceremony in Canberra on 9 August.